Monthly Archives: May 2011

Creativity

Have you ever driven up to an intersection and stopped for a green light? You know by the reaction of the drivers behind you how the world views the creative process. Somehow it is the lot of the dreamer, of … Continue reading

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Salvaged Family Heirlooms

Wooden Canister Imagine reviving a family heirloom. That piece of furniture, now beyond repair, might have been relegated to the landfill. Perhaps it was your great aunt’s chest of drawers or your great, great grandfather’s table. You can give it … Continue reading

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Radio Interview

Recently I was interviewed by John W. Smith, of http://www.destinysurvival.com on http://www.bepreparedradio.com. In the first part of the show we talked about my book, The Woodturner’s Project Book, Linden Publishing, 2008. The remainder of our conversation was devoted to my … Continue reading

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The Art in Turning

Suppose you have just seen a beautifully proportioned turning. Your mind begins mulling over the possibility of reproducing that shape. Next time you are at your lathe, you begin your attempt. You might find yourself wishing for a pattern, cut … Continue reading

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Upside Where?

This vase almost went into the fire. I had been turning Inside Out Vases with the heavy portion near the top. The vase then tapered down to a slender foot. So this one began life turned heavy end up like … Continue reading

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