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Monday, November 7, 2011

Mesquite Forge and Cooperage

Isn't this lovely?!  The colour and texture grabbed my eye as soon as I saw it.  Hand made from end grain mesquite, this Mesquite Cutting Board Round With Forged Hoops has stainless steel hoops driven in at a 10 degree angle to prevent the board from splitting, and since it was crafted by a retired aerospace engineer I'm pretty sure it will last a lifetime!  Jack, the talented artisan behind Mequite Forge and Cooperage, says he has always had a love of wood and metalworking.  He is a cooper as well, a craft steeped in history and I am so pleased to see someone upholding that wonderful handmade tradition.  Please be sure to check out his Etsy shop, he's been dabbling in blacksmithing as well, I'd say he is a true Renaissance man!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art

1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for the introduction Deb! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin