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Planting and Harvest

The summer is winding down. Like a clock ticking off its seconds, each day has sped past until now it is September. I will soon know if the seeds planted produce enough of a harvest to carry us through the … Continue reading

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This Too Is Wood Turned Art

In what seems like another lifetime, I considered making a career of building and repairing acoustical instruments. Today I am keeping warm and listening to the music from my wife’s cello. It is interesting to notice how different frequencies resonate … Continue reading

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Curiosity Did What?

What would happen if…? I don’t know of any discovery that doesn’t have an element of such wondering. It begins with an innocent question or perhaps what might seem idle curiosity. I had some leftover scraps of 2 x 6 … Continue reading

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The Clean-up Crew

Today was one of those days. Little that I tried to get done in the shop worked. So when I had managed to get back to where I started this morning, I decided it was time to quit. I have … Continue reading

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Return of the Arachnid

This sounds like it ought to be the name of a spy novel. I think I have got the “novel” part, but I am not going after the spy. The original conception of this project was to turn something to … Continue reading

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The Arachnid And The Snake

I glued up the caragana arachnid maybe four years ago before packing up my shop and putting my tools into storage. I ran across it while going through boxes trying to get things arranged in my new space. Since I … Continue reading

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A Question of Shape

More on proportions I have a small, rotating bookshelf in my office. On top of this bookshelf sits my recently turned item. Often I find myself sitting and staring at these, absorbing the various shapes. Why does this little box … Continue reading

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Box Elder, A Trash Tree

I noticed the branch while cleaning up some fallen limbs. Most of that wood went to the stove. But this section with the confluence of three limbs, I set aside. Yesterday I had a couple hours to wait while glue … Continue reading

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Robin’s Return

Up and Limping There was a song my mother used to play on the piano called The Robin’s Return, a sort of spring-is-here song. Well, I am announcing to the world “I am back!” My lathe and accessories went into … 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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