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Not that long ago my wife and I were on one of our road trips. One of the stops was to spend a few days with family celebrating an anniversary milestone for my Aunt and Uncle. While we were there I inquired about taking a few pieces of firewood back home with us. For better […]
I’ve had a few commissions now, and I must say that so far, this one has been my favorite, in both request, and result. The Back Story An extended family member completed their pharmacist license and their parents wanted to give them something to commemorate the occasion. I was thrilled to say yes, after all, […]
I found a cool bottle opener the other day that was the shape of a guitar and initially thought I’d send it to a friend that was a huge guitar nut. Then I thought, where do you put the bottle caps when you’re outside? Problem solved. I made a thick-walled bowl from some spalted hackberry […]
As part of my company’s Geek Out Day 2021, where we’re encouraged to share something that makes us “geek out”, I decided to take the opportunity to not only make my first woodturning video for the channel but to learn a little about video editing as well as find out what camera angles might work […]
Remember my exploded bowl and lessons learned? Well, here are a few pictures to help explain it. I mixed in some blue Pearl Ex Powdered Pigment with clear 1-minute epoxy and went to town on the edges of the exploded bowl to put them back together. You can see a fine vertical blue line here, […]
One thing I was warned about by the salespeople at Rockler when I bought the lathe (and reinforced through numerous videos on YouTube) was when your item on the lathe “explodes”. I thought it was an odd term, but as I’ve found out, it’s an accurate term. It’s one thing if you do not have […]
I’ve never been one to start slowly, so why should learning the lathe be any different? I had the tools, the will, and some basic know-how. I also had the safety equipment and have been around power tools and sharp objects long enough to know how to not injure myself. At least not too much… […]