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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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Genesis of an idea continued

Saturday mornings are generally the only time I get to stay in bed past 6:30am. Notice how I did not say sleep, the kids are usually up around 6:00 to 6:30am, so sleep is pretty much impossible once they are … Continue reading

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Genesis of an idea

You never know when or how an idea might come to you. I now have an idea for a new turned piece that is a mix of different ideas, but how it all came together is the interesting part. The … 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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When to walk away

When I was a kid, I used to watch that artist on public television who painted happy clouds and trees. And there would come a point that I’d think, “it’s done.” But no, he would go on and keep working … Continue reading

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Copying the Masters

When I was a young lad in college, I really enjoyed painting, especially painting with watercolors. I attended watercolor painting classes, and the teacher recommended that we try to copy the work of the Masters, so I did. When I … Continue reading

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Old fashioned flying

You want to know what I think separates me from the real woodworking masters? I prefer to fly by the seat of my pants, and I guess that is why the little details of a true master’s work really separate … Continue reading

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The Rebbe on Art

Special Guest Author – Yaacov Moshe Moses Freely-translated excerpt from a letter by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, dated 24 Adar II, 5711 (1951). “… I was extremely happy to read that you are working with your artistic … Continue reading

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Have you seen my muse?

Life has a lot of ups and downs, and like a bio-rhythm, different aspects of my life go up or down. When my furniture business is doing well, my book business lags and vise versa.  November is brimming with family birthdays and it is the … Continue reading

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