Category Archives: General

Making handles for your turning tools 2

Here is the second in a three part series showing how to make inexpensive, high quality turning handles. Again, there are a few random tips unrelated to turning handles because the video is part of a “tips” presentation to the … Continue reading

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AAW Symposium 2014

Thought I would take a minute to show everyone the pieces I will be taking down to the AAW Symposium in Phoenix this year. This is my first time in the Instant Gallery at a symposium. These won’t be for … Continue reading

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Collaboration with Steve Smith, Native Artist

Over the last couple of years I have had the good fortune to be collaborating with Steve Smith, Native Artist. Steve paints traditional images however he imparts his own distinctive style in his work. I am beyond fortunate – more … Continue reading

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Why I Haven’t Been Posting

It’s been a long time since I’ve been posting steadily.  Lots of stuff has been going on and I have been turning my brains out but nothing has appeared here. Last November I mounted my first solo gallery show. It … Continue reading

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A blast of colour

Well, I’m back. Haven’t posted for a while so I thought I would plug this in real quick-like. This video is (almost) totally unrelated to turning. It is, however, completely related to what I do after I finish a turning. … Continue reading

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One for the Man in Motion

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from the Rick Hansen Foundation requesting a piece to use as a base to display a medal. And what a medal it is! Without size reference it’s not easy to see … Continue reading

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Masking Made Easy

I’m not sure how many of you have turned pieces then finished them with a painted or dyed feature while the rest of the piece remains natural. It can be a bit of a pain to get it “just right”. … Continue reading

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Another colouring class

This past weekend I hosted eight students from the Fraser Valley Wood Turners Guild; four on Saturday and four on Sunday. As they say, a good time was had by all. We covered various ways of altering the colour of … Continue reading

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My Collaborator

When I speak of the wood turnings that I do I usually refer them as “our” pieces. I feel that there is equal input from my wife Arlene in almost every piece. Often that input makes the difference between a … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S a gouge.

Sounds like something Crocodile Dundee would have said if he was a wood turner. 🙂 My Grandfather was a wood turner and we had a huge lathe in the shop upstairs in our barn. I rescued it about 20 years … Continue reading

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