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Author: John Collicott

I am the Associate Pastor of Ministries at PassageWay Church in Blair, NE. A few years back, I left a position as Director of Software Development. 25 years in the technical field provided many good moments, and a great living for our family. Over the years, I have been in construction, retail, software development, and a variety of other careers. Wikipedia defines Patina as: "... a sheen on wooden furniture produced by age, wear, and polishing; or any such acquired change of a surface through age and exposure." I can easily see age and wear on my body; let's call it patina. These are some of my musings as I turn back to a first love of working with tools on wood projects, and the effect of life experiences on why and how I approach things.

Framed Art Glass

Starting a few years ago, we tore out some upper cabinets between the kitchen and dining room.  In order to tie off the remaining cabinets, and fill the void left by the former cabinet that occupied the space, we built […]

Motawi Tile Frame

At a former residence in the country, where we enjoyed many years of backyard woods, we delighted in birds not normally seen in the city.  Among them were many varieties of woodpecker and nuthatches.  To celebrate my birthday during our […]

Walnut And Curly Maple Bowl 2

The third bowl made from the remnant of a soft curly maple board acquired in St. Joseph, MO.  The walnut lip on this bowl is 1/2 of the thickness from a piece of walnut that was used on the lip […]

Walnut And Curly Maple Bowl

Combining the soft curly maple mentioned in the previous posting with a bit of walnut trim on this bowl gave it a nice banding to set off the curl of the maple.  This particular view is rich as it shows […]

Paduk and Curly Maple Bowl

A business trip several years ago to St. Joseph, MO ended with a personal trip to a local sawmill.  There I saw several two inch thick slabs of soft curly maple, each between 9 and 10 inches wide.  As I […]