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Hello world!

In the words of Kermit the Frog, “HELLO EVERY BODYYYYYYYY”!

My name is Karl, also K, Kai Saerpren, Dusty, Lazy K, Karlton, “Hey you, wood guy”, etc.

I make things out of wood, and I want a place to write about my woodworking. And talk about my woodworking and everything else I do.

I don’t always do words well, eloquence (like sartorial splendor) eludes me. But I know how to make things, and I love to make things. I also do a lot of things in a wood related manner, like: blacksmithing, brass casting, tree felling, wood carving, wood turning, metal turning, furniture repairs……

And like most people even though I act like all I do is wood there is a lot of other things going on like;

Fighting in the SCA (society for creative anachronism where I am THL Kai SaerPren, call me K)

Teaching Woodworking classes in the SCA


Being a husband and father

Volunteering at The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge (outside Of Philly near the airport)

making musical instruments

I had a motorcycle

I love small sailboats, row boats and canoes (“there is nothing so lovesome as simply messing around in boats”) I forget if that was “Wind in the Willows” or “Adventures of Mr Toad”, but for me, I agree. I have made 2 small boats and would like to make another one.

So lets talk about wood! and everything else.


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