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Genesis of an idea part 3

All the ideas I had finally came together and now the piece is finished, but let me tell you how it all came about. The most challenging part for me was figuring out how to attach the shell strings to … Continue reading

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Wanna see my jugs?

Although I haven’t been making any furniture or “art” pieces for the past month or so, I have been working hard on all that walnut I got. (see the Muchachos story) So far I have made some very large bowls … Continue reading

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Not quite, but nice

Continuing on with my new idea about the light behind the trees…. The frisket arrived a few days after my last post and it came along with my subscription to Art Forum, so I was a very happy boy. Two … Continue reading

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Those finishing touches

It can be that little something that makes a piece go from “that’s good” to “wow!” And I think I knew once I completed the assembly of this piece what it needed for that wow factor. To color the piece, … Continue reading

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Finishing up

I’m sure that most of you…..well, maybe some of you…..okay okay, perhaps two of you (hopefully), remember my post about making a walking stick. When I left off, I was looking for advice about fuming. I was honestly really excited … Continue reading

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Heap o’ learnin’

On March 14th, I wrote about a hollow vessel I was working on, and today I finally completed it. Every time I make something, I like to think that I learned something from it. Well, I did a heap o’ … Continue reading

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Fun with chemistry

After a weekend off for the Purim holiday, I am ready to start blogging again. In an earlier post, I said that I wanted to focus my turning on more artistic pieces, and to be more specific, “artsy fartsy” was … Continue reading

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It’s always something

As Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say, “if it is not one thing, it’s another, and it just goes to show that it’s always something!” That’s very true about life and very true about life in the workshop. Case in point: … Continue reading

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Let’s go to base camp!

Warning! This post will be somewhat dry if you are not a woodworker, so if you are not into it, you can check out this video about not Being Boring. (it is certainly not a boring video!) Okay, now it … Continue reading

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Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Translated from the Italian, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” Actually, a better title for this post would be, “The Good, the oh well…, the disappointing, and the creepy. The Good I needed a new 1/4″ round-over bit, so the … Continue reading

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