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My Demons

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Sometimes I feel obsessed with getting a project completed.  Last night was one of those nights and I eneded up staying up well past my bedtime.  It would seem that it paid off however and I got quite a bit done on a new project.  I’m calling this new Blues Bowl “My Demons” due to […]

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Tags: Blues Bowls · New Work · Wild Wood · Woodturning Technique

Finished A Commission, Or So I Thought

May 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I was commissioned to turn a few pieces from some walnut lumber that had been drying in a barn in PA for the last 20 years.  I turned three pieces fairly quickly and glued up a fourth to become a teapot.  I finally finished it this past weekend and the collector was so happy with […]

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Tags: Gloats · New Work

Turning Green, Green Rice That Is

January 26th, 2009 · No Comments

This past weekend I met with Carla Garrison of Green Rice Gallery in the NoDa section of Charlotte, NC.  She accepted eleven pieces including two new teapots.  Green Rice will have a new artist’s opening on Friday, February 6th featuring “Art of Foreign Lands” by artist Matt Hooker.  My work will also be displayed and […]

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Tags: Galleries · New Work · Woodturning Community

Boogie Chillen

January 12th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ve been listening to a lot of John Lee Hooker lately and his song ‘Boogie Chillen’ fits my latest project perfectly.  My oldest daughter had been after me to make her a guitar since the first one I built. Well, I found one of those tuits (the round kind) tonight and got started.  This is […]

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Tags: New Work · Woodturning Technique

It’s Electric, Boogie Woogie Woogie

January 5th, 2009 · 5 Comments

With the addition of a piezo pickup, my latest guitar rocks with the help of an new Craigslist supplied amp.  The pickup isn’t going to win any awards for frequency response and clean sounds, but hey, I put it together with some instructions from the Internet and it adds to the dirty blues sound of […]

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Tags: New Work · Woodturning Technique

Weekend Update on Winter Wonderland

December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment

We saw and talked to a lot of people this past Saturday at the Winter Wonderland Craft Show at the Dairy Barn. The rainy weather dampened the spirits of candy cane hunters and definitely made an impact on the crowd we usually see. There were not as many families there. We did sell a few […]

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Tags: New Work · Papa's Woodturning · Shows

Time For the Winter Wonderland Craft Show

November 26th, 2008 · No Comments

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Tags: New Work · Shows · Woodturning Community

A New Guitar

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s got a great personality, but it ain’t that pretty.  My latest guitar sounds great and has a lot of volume compared to my last but I’m not as fond of the tear drop shape as I am the round bowl. To get the shape I turned a hollow vessel then cut it in half […]

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Tags: New Work · This one is ugly · Woodturning Technique

F1@7 Work

September 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

To many woodturners the f-word is strictly off limits. Unless you’re making a woodturning jig you’re not supposed to do any flat work and especially not any flat work that doesn’t involve turnings. Sometimes though you run across a project that you just have to try. I ran across this one while browsing around Instructables […]

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Tags: New Work · Off Topic

My Latest Instrument

August 19th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve had a lot of fun with my first bowl box guitar but it left a few things to be desired when playing. For one, the neck wasn’t quite thick enough so when you played it the strings would stretch a little and not stay in tune, or at least close to tune. Also, the […]

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Tags: New Work