Tag Archives: Baltimore Area Turners

Getting thin with Alan Carter

Once again, I was lucky to have another touring turner visit me here in Baltimore. Alan Carter is a multi-talented artist; a musician, fine artist, furniture maker, and turner, and he is a fun guy to boot! At the Baltimore … Continue reading

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My day with David Ellsworth

For those of us who are in the lessor known ranks of wood turners, a visit from David Ellsworth is certainly a big event.  I was lucky enough to host David when he came to Baltimore a couple of days … 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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How an idea takes shape

This is a rare day. Two posts in one day. I’m in the mood to write, so I’ll talk about the latest work I just completed a couple of hours ago. I really let my imagination run with this piece, … Continue reading

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New inspiration

I had the good fortune of seeing an incredible collection of turned art last week. The Baltimore Area Turners club was invited to attend a drop-in at the home of Dr’s. Jeff Bernstein and Judy Chernoff to see their collection, … Continue reading

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Feast or famine

Feast or famine! I have had absolutely nothing to write about lately, and now I have so much stuffed into my head that I am about to burst! So I am going to have to take a patience pill and … Continue reading

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The wheel in the sky

Well, I certainly have had some excitement in the shop. But not necessarily the good type of excitement. I won a large pine bowl blank at the last Baltimore Area Turners Club meeting as a raffle prize. I normally don’t … Continue reading

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Look what I did to my crotch

It’s amazing what you can do with a crotch. I got my big piece o’ crotch-wood at the Baltimore Area Turners club as a door prize. To be honest, I really had no idea what I would do with it … Continue reading

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Shadoobie, Shattered Shattered

There must be something to the unlucky number thirteen. After spending the past week and half making twelve turned lidded boxes with no real issues, my thirteenth project was smashing, but not a smashing success. Almost a month ago, I … Continue reading

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