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When I speak of the wood turnings that I do I usually refer them as “our” pieces. I feel that there is equal input from my wife Arlene in almost every piece. Often that input makes the difference between a … Continue reading
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Now THAT’S a gouge.
Sounds like something Crocodile Dundee would have said if he was a wood turner. 🙂 My Grandfather was a wood turner and we had a huge lathe in the shop upstairs in our barn. I rescued it about 20 years … Continue reading
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Something architectural for a change
For many years my stock in trade was architectural projects. One-off replacements, one of a kind pieces and whole spindle jobs, one of which was the most unique design (with every spindle being slightly different than the rest) that the … Continue reading
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Keeping up… or, go big or go home as they say
My little fridge works pretty well for drying blanks and rough turned pieces but doesn’t quite have the blast for large volumes of stock, so I decided to build a kiln. I had a bunch of thick styrofoam, a box … Continue reading
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Trying to keep up
Recently I came upon a new wood supplier – or rather he came upon me. The burls that were the subject of a recent post are an example. I have at my disposal an endless supply of figured maple of … Continue reading
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Thinking Outside the Circle
I was approved several months ago for a personal showing at the Circle Craft Gallery in November 2012. I never dreamed that I would be accepted but just in case, I made sure that I applied for a time slot … Continue reading
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The wood junkie does it again.
“You know what, Colin? I have literally tons of turning wood at home. I just don’t see myself getting any more. I don’t know where I’d put it”. Yes. These were my exact words to my friend Colin on our … Continue reading
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