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The Towel Holder

As I promised, this is how to turn the sphere from my last post into something that will securely hold onto your towel or shop rag and easily turn it loose when you want it to. Materials and Equipment 2 … Continue reading

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The Hoe Handle

It has been a long winter without much turning, though I have found some time to work in the shop of various projects. (More about that in coming posts.) So this spring I discovered that I “had” to get back … Continue reading

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Cheapening the Gift

She came to my table from an adjacent vendor at the farmer’s market. I had many turned, wooden items that you might want to use in your kitchen or in your garden. Among the items were some weed pots, small … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Lack of Posts

My apologies to all who read this blog for being tardy with getting material up here. I am working to get an article finished plus many other things are demanding my attention. So bear with me.

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Snake in the Grass

The snake lay coiled in a neat circle on the other side of the sagebrush alongside the fence I was repairing. As I stepped past, something caught the corner of my eye. Maybe it was the pattern, the shape of … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaurus Rex

Sometimes it isn’t necessary to hunt for an adequate excuse to be off topic. While this post is not about wood turning, it is one of those times. My 18 year-old daughter, Annette, will be spending a few weeks this … 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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Birthday Thoughts

Well, today is my birthday, not that I have expected you to know. They told me I was over the hill when I was thirty. Ok, I have gone twice that distance now and it still feels like I am … Continue reading

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