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Summer Internship #3: Sharp is Sharp

.                 My final internship for the summer took me to Vermont for a week and half with Garret Hack. I met Garret years ago while taking a weeklong class of his at Kelly Mehler’s and he played an important role in helping me secure some of this […]

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An Interlude… a Quick Project in Charlotte

After my two weeks with Jon I returned to Charlotte, NC for a week and thanks to one of my close North Carolina Woodworker.net friends, Greg Smith, I had access to a full woodworking shop for a quick project. We needed a stepstool for our new apartment in Boston so I set out to build […]

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Summer Internship #2: Squareness is Overrated

My second internship took me to New Hampshire for two weeks with studio furniture maker Jon Brooks. The type of art Jon creates was a departure for me in that the concepts of “square” and “prepared” lumber that I am used to with cabinetry don’t really exist for his type of work. It was refreshing […]

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Summer Internship #1: Marquetry with a Master

.               (image above: Silas Kopf) My first internship took me to western Massachusetts for a three week introduction to marquetry, and I can think of no one greater to provide me insight into the world of making pictures with wood than Silas Kopf. I met Silas at the […]

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A Summer of Transition

The last post detailed the journey and the decision to move to Boston and attend North Bennet Street School. The planning involved for this life changing event had many considerations, the most important of which was when my lovely wife would find a job in the Boston area. As it turns out, she is most […]

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The Beginning, Part 2

Hello again, and welcome to Shamrock Wood Studio. I am Michael Mckee, and this is the area of my website where I will chronicle my adventures in the studio on a weekly basis. Why Part 2?

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