Tag Archives: Turning

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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Money for nothin’ but my kicks are free

No money to buy lumber for a spec project and the chainsaw doesn’t work, what do you do? Make spoons and honey dippers! Although I would rather be making furniture or working on bowl, sometimes you just have to make … Continue reading

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Making Lemonade

The day started off pretty good, I got to sleep in (7:30am) and I had a nice 30 minute run, but the rest of the morning went downhill fast. After getting the laundry put away and getting another load started, … 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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A little spark from DJ Marks

If you have been a regular to my blog, you know that my woodworking hero is David Marks. I was fortunate enough to be recruited to help him with his latest DVD, “Double Bevel Marquetry.” I was asked to help … 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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To boldly go where…

Over the July 4th Holiday, I took my family to the Walter’s Art Museum, and I saw a painting entitled “Clearing Up – Coast of Sicily” by Andreas Achenbach, that really made me stop in my tracks. The way the … Continue reading

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Big Muchachos

If you live in the mid-Atlantic States you know that we had a hellacious storm last weekend. The silver lining, at least for me, is that the storm provided wood for my craft. Yesterday was a crappy day at work … Continue reading

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