Fall is upon us, and that means…. that I’m already way behind in preparing for Christmas! I would like to take a few snowman ornaments to a craft show at the end of the month, so I’d best get to turning. Here are 2 in the glue-up process awaiting their eyes, nose and buttons. These […]
Dust is the bane of the woodturner and woodworker. We tend to think that it exists only during sanding. Whereas we create the most dust while sanding, dangerous particles can be created any time we take a tool to wood (or corian, acrylic, etc). We stir up dust in our shops with every step we […]
C’mon… One would think I could get this right… eventually… I’m in the process of switching hosting providers… The one that I was using upped their rates to their “regular, non-promotional rate”. Usually, I wouldn’t mind too much, but since their “regular” rate isn’t listed anywhere on their website, I considered that a bit dishonest. […]
Hey, folks, since I got the online store up and running in time for Thanksgiving, I figured that I may as well have a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale. Click on the Store link and use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2010 during checkout for 10% off your order — or ‘Like’ WoodturningBlog on Facebook and […]
Finally…. Instead of running my own software (and I looked at quite a few), I decided to run the store from Etsy. It costs to post items for sale, and they take a cut of the sale, but the store will get a much larger viewing audience than if it were self-contained within my blog. […]
Wow, that was a lot of work! We finally finished the workroom. There’s still some touch-ups that need to be done, as well as one corner that needs re-mudding, sanding, and painting, but the room could be used as soon as I put tools back in, so we’ll call it done! No more insulation dropping […]
Turning has come to a halt for the next few weeks while I start working on the workroom again. There’s still some sheetrock to hang, lots of mudding to do, a light fixture to hang, and maybe even painting to be done. We have most of the sheetrock hung, but still lack a corner and […]
This past Father’s Day, my wife asked me to make a fishing pole stand for her stepdad. She thought it was a 20-minute deal, but I of course made it more complicated.
Last night I received the sad new that David Luthi has passed away yesterday. As one of the Classic City Woodturners members and treasurer — and an all-around nice guy, he will be sorely missed. Please keep his wife in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I’ll replace the default WordPress theme as soon as I find a woodworking related one that I like. Until then, enjoy the blue. 🙂