June 09, 2011

A Vulcan in Old Crow

Derrick Kapuschak-Frost is one of the most ingenious furniture makers I've ever met. He uses recycled materials and items from the land to create gorgeous works of unique furniture art. I'm not going to post any pictures of his latest work in progress (a honeybucket "throne" fit for a king) but I will post this picture of his anvil.

A long, long time ago, this Vulcan anvil - which belonged to a man named Olsen - was brought up the west coast by steamer, around Alaska and through the Bering Sea, and then up the Yukon and Porcupine Rivers. It is said that Olsen could make anything. It is the source of inspiration for Derrick's company name, Olsen's WoodCraft, and also its logo.

If you're even in Old Crow, you can find Olsen's Woodcraft behind Yukon College's Alice Frost Campus near the Recycling Depot.  It's really worth a visit just to see what Derrick has dreamed up next.

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