You might be wondering, what does a vineyard festival in West Texas have to do with wood turning? Read more to find out!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been two and a half years since I started this woodturning journey. During that time I’ve had lots of false starts and broken items, but I’ve made some beautiful pieces as well. I’ve learned a lot, and am looking forward to many more years of wood turning. There’s two […]
To be honest, I’m not sure what initially made me think that I needed a brass hammer in my tool kit. But, like clamps, you can never have too many hammers. Especially specialty hammers… Officially, this is the Penn State Industries PKBHAM Brass Hammer Woodturning Project Kit, and it was a great little kit that […]
I recently released a video on YouTube where I make a handle for a brass hammer that came from a kit. For giggles I thought I’d ask ChatGPT to summarize my video, after all, AI is supposed to be good at giving summaries, right?
A book review of Turning Green Wood by Michael O’Donnell
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, […]
The North Texas Woodworker’s Association threw out a challenge for an upcoming meeting and I had to not only partake, but truly challenge myself with it. The challenge: Lamination. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines it as “Laminated wood is usually built by the parallel gluing of lumber boards in a variety of sizes and shapes according to […]
One of the things that I see a lot of is in regards to what to use when whacking tools against your wood. Yes, “whacking” is the technical term I’m going with. Why? Because that’s what it feels like to me. Need to use the chisel? Whack it. Want to center and secure your live […]
The past few weeks have been nothing but work on the weekdays and traveling to visit family on the weekends. Don’t get me wrong, I love them all, and wouldn’t trade the visits for anything, but I hadn’t realized just how much I enjoyed and looked forward to my time on the lathe every weekend. […]