The Maine
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Tag: woodworking

The Maine Coast Craft School

photo by Jonathan Ives The Maine Coast Craft School Philosophy: A useful, every-day item, such as a spoon, bowl or chair, made by the hands of the person using it or by someone they love, will bring enduring joy and meaning to ordinary tasks. Handmade objects, even very simple ones, are ambassadors of inspiration, artistic expression […]

How To Make A Sign

with Megan Lillie at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop photographs by Jonathan Ives

Building A Catspaw Dinghy

photographs by Jonathan Ives for The Carpenter’s Boat Shop

Corner & Ribs

photograph by Jonathan Ives


photographs and text by Matthew Mychack Two months ago, I had no woodworking knowledge. I’m learning how to build boats, for free, for nine months, in Maine. Yesterday, I launched my first boat, a nine and a half foot cedar lapstrake Monhegan skiff. How’s that for fulfilling work?


photographs by Jonathan Ives


photographs and text by Lisa Dorr of Le Bouton Studio here are some images of in, and around where we live. we are kind of camping out in the sewing studio (which is upstairs from the woodshop) while improvements on the house are underway (replacing the floor, etc…). so, these images are all of the […]

Maine Farmland Trust