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Another Tool Desired

January 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

I thought I had my tool lust taken care of for a little while but I saw something demonstrated last night and I’ve got to figure out either how to make one or beg, borrow and steal the money to buy one. A fellow woodturner, Roland Hege, demonstrated a threading attachment at the Charlotte Woodturners […]

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Tags: Jigs & Fixtures · Other Artists · Woodturning Technique

Heading South February 6th

January 17th, 2010 · No Comments

I’m going to take a little road trip down to Columbia, SC on February 6th to Mann Tool & Supply for a demonstration with the Palmetto Woodturners Club.  I’ll be demonstrating turning a teapot and looking forward to meeting some new turners. See ya’ll there at 9:00 AM ready to go.

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Tags: Demonstrations · Woodturning Community · Woodturning Technique

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

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

What I Remember From Grade School Physics

December 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

When I was a lad of twenty I spent a considerable amount of time with a pool stick in my hand. It was a passion and I quickly learned that physics had a great deal to do with the game. An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends […]

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Tags: Woodturning Technique

Glad I Could Help

November 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I recently received a few emails from a fellow turner down in Florida who enjoyed my teapot demonstration and asked a few questions about it.  Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I’m very flattered with his results. I’ve included the text of his email and my response in case it might help someone […]

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Tags: How To Articles · Woodturning Philosophy · Woodturning Technique

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

Honduras Mission 2009

October 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments

You may notice the new graph to the right.  My father has been going to Honduras in support of a Baptist mission for five years.  His goal has been to provide an activity for the men of the community to bring them to the church.  He’s done this through teaching  woodturning and wood working as […]

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Tags: Papa's Woodturning · Woodturning Community · Woodturning Philosophy · Woodturning Technique

A Teapot Demonstration

September 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Thanks to Richard Hansen of the Waxhaw Woodturner’s club I was able to get hold of some footage from my last demonstration.  I’ve edited it to just over an hour. The compression online makes it a little rough. If there’s enough interest, I can make it available on DVD too. Take a look and let […]

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Tags: How to Videos · Woodturning Philosophy · Woodturning Technique