Author Archives: Barry Biesanz

Fractals and Woodturning

What is my woodturning about? Fractals and attention. This will take some background… I take as a given that all things are connected, making a complex pattern out of simple elements that are linked on many levels, most of which are not perceptible, and some which call for a higher level of development of the […]

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Our Botanical Garden in Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

Biesanz Woodworks Botanical Garden and Pond, Escazú, Costa Rica

Lately the pond and waterlilies next to the showroom and workshop have been looking especially nice.  We’ve got botanical labels on a lot of things now too.  There are some lovely things to see; some interesting medicinal plants, rare wood trees, some very unusual things to taste, and my favorite, lovely things to smell.  There’s […]

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Green frog stuck to the kitchen window this morning (Escazu, Costa Rica)

This green frog has been on the kitchen window all day – hasn’t moved an inch.  We can’t find him in the Costa Rica herpetology books – anyone know what he is? From the other side of the glass you can see his belly – any even his toes.  How did he get up above […]

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Monkeys in Quepos, Costa Rica

Barry says, “Down in quepos i thought the Capuchin monkey lying on the branch looked cute…and it looks like i’m wasn’t the only one!” Sarah says, “The reaction photo is much funnier tho…” Sean took this on Quepos Point, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Barry Biesanz Google+

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Rainbow over San José, Costa Rica

Taken from our roof. See what we have to put up with here? I think there was an inversion over San Jose. Barry Biesanz Google+

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Corcovado Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Biesanz Woodworks in the news

Barry turned for the television crews, and he and Minor Loaiza did interviews for the cameras. It was for the Costa Rican Channel 6 morning magazine program “Giros.” <a href=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BarryBiesanz?rel=author”>Barry Biesanz Google+</a>

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Joinery

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Biesanz Woodworks at the Centro Cultural de Escazú

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How long ago did somebody hammer this into a cocobolo tree?

Anyone want to guess what year this 4.5 inch square spike got hammered into the cocobolo tree? The tree kept grew another 1.25″ inches in diameter after it happened, and the bark healed over. No, sorry, can’t use growth rings to figure it out because tropical woods don’t have pronounced growth rings.

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