Hey Up,

I'm Zach Beauvais. I help organisations tell their stories.

At work, I help leaders at Cornell University understand their purposes, plan for their messages, and help varied teams turn ideas into content for our students, faculty, collaborators, and our huge community.

I also take photos, make coffee pretty well, and turn green wood into spoons, bowls and cups.

Lately, I've been writing about the pandemic

Green Woodworking

I make things from greenwood

partly-carved wooden spoon resting on an axe

I start every one of my projects with a tree. If I’m lucky, I get to fell it, but sometimes, I collect up a fresh log. I split green logs with a froe, axe, and wedges.

Once the shape is roughed out, I move on to refining with straight blades and hook knives (which let me hollow out bowls).

I don’t use sandpaper or other abrasives, so everything is tool-finished.

Green woodworking tools

I've written about lots of things.