Ornament beads

I’m starting to get back into the swing of making Christmas ornaments again and am remembering the hardest part finding really cool wood to work with.  I found a piece of spalted oak,… Continue reading

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On Wood Turning

I love his comment about looking at trees in a different way. I went camping this weekend and saw a lot of trees that I wanted to crack open and see what treasures… Continue reading

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Wooden Christmas ornaments

I started making my next batch of Christmas ornaments for this years sales. Its a bit hard to get in the mode to make Christmas decorations while its still in the 90s but… Continue reading

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The internet saves the day again!

I have been having a lot of trouble lately getting my chainsaw to start. My usual approach has been to keep trying until my shoulder hurt for several days after. I have been… Continue reading

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Before and after examples, part 2

I enjoyed my first installment so much of Before and After examples that I decided to do another one!  I have been playing with several different kinds of wood lately and it always… Continue reading

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Cleaning out the shop

It finally dropped below 100 degrees outside and I was happy to be able to throw open the sliding door in my work shop and enjoy the breeze for a change. An added… Continue reading

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Custom grape smasher

Its fun when people know that you turn wood.  Its great when people ask you if its possible to make something to support their hobby.  My friend who does organic farming also makes… Continue reading

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Every project needs a lathe

I love coming up with different ways to use my lathe to help with projects around the house.  We needed a better way to hang cloths in the laundry room and I couldn’t… Continue reading

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A long walk

I was excited today to cut into a tree that looks like if fell over a year ago across a creek behind my house. I sharped my chainsaw and even started it before… Continue reading

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Why do you blog?

I still feel fairly new to blogging and have yet to master it as a communication tool. I have friends that almost make a living doing it. I blog for several reasons, it… Continue reading

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