Monthly Archives: December 2010

Art as utility

Today a potter-friend posted some pictures of some pottery that he had fired in a campfire while he was on holidays. My first thought was how great the pieces looked and how they conveyed a message of ancient wonders. In … Continue reading

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Turned box for surprise gift requires a profile gauge

I won’t say what the surprise is going to be because the recipient might read this. All I’ll say is that the request came from someone wanting to have a turned box shaped like an egg to hold a very … Continue reading

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A Day with Doug Fisher

Recently our guild hosted Doug Fisher for a one day demo and one day workshop. For those of you who are not aware of Doug’s distinctive style, I have included a couple of pictures of his signature pieces. Typically he turns wall … Continue reading

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Another “cover” shot!

I guess I’m fluffing my own feathers here a bit, but then why have a blog if you can’t do that. 🙂 Recently I started posting shots of my work on the WoW site (Woodturners on the Web). I have been … Continue reading

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Stand-Alone Tool Carousel

 At one time my lathe was against a wall so storing my tools was a simple matter of providing a rack on the wall. When I got serious about turning I moved things around to get the lathe out in … Continue reading

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