Monthly Archives: February 2012

Basic Bangle Fun

As most of you know, I made bangles as a part of my American Craft Council Show demonstration, so I thought I might share the technique I am using with you. I saw a Jimmy Clewes video several months ago … Continue reading

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The Baltimore American Craft Council Show

I had the great fortune to attend the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore and I got paid to be a demonstrator too.  The Baltimore Area Turners were invited to come and demonstrate during the three days of the Retail … Continue reading

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Goodbyes and hellos

I won’t say goodbye, I’ll just say, see you later. That’s what I thought when I watched the pool cue rack being wrapped up and taken away by its rightful owner. It’s always a bit hard handing over something I … Continue reading

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Cherry pie and pegs

One of the many things I love about my wife is her cooking. She really enjoys it, and it shows. I especially like it when she makes a fruit pie. For example, cherries were on sale one day, and the … Continue reading

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Professor Fink explains why

I frequently get asked to make custom projects, but once they find out how much it’s going to cost, the deal is basically dead. When they ask “why it is so expensive,” I explain to them that I do not … Continue reading

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of Beaver and the bra

All of my subscribers know that I love my hand tools; however, there is one power tool that would hate to be without, my hollow mortise chiseler. I know how to make square holes by hand, but only a masochist … Continue reading

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More of the modern traditionalist

I’m the very epitome of a very modern traditionalist, part hand tooler, part power tooler. Today I summoned the use of an ancient tool and a modern powered device. Here’s the case.  I am working on a custom project, but … Continue reading

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