Monday, March 10, 2014

Sorry Guy's I've been away for a while and am having problems with my medications but I have begun trying my hand at segmented turning.My first item is, I don't think could be considered segmented) a Celtic Knot, the second a segmented bowl and the third is a segmented vase.

My first segmented bowl

My second segmented bowl (actually I think it is more a vase)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Workshop 2nd Anniversary

For all you woodworkers that love to win free tools, Yes, I said, "Free Tools", is having it's 2 year anniversary with 4 weeks of giveaways! The first week is starting Saturday, February 1st and the prize is a Ryobi Battery powered nailer. There are no charges, even the shipping is free. I, myself, have won twice now. The first tool I won was a Bosch MX30EC-21 Multi-tool and the second was a $50.00 prepaid Visa card (which I have not spent yet) and neither item cost me a cent. All you have to do is participate in the forums discussing tools, projects and making friends with common interests. I urge you to head on over and sign up. It's free to join and we have a great time!

Click the following link: Join Workshop for a chance to win free tools!

(Contest open to residents of the lower 48 states only, per manufacturers discretion)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bessey Auto-adjust hold-down clamps

Recently I was lucky enough to be chosen by Bessey to test their new auto-adjust hold-down clamps. I received 8 clamps free of charge and I simply love them! 

I received my Bessey clamps on Friday and couldn't wait to try them. In comparision to the old de-Sta clamps they are on a scale of their own. Just having the ability to be able to change thicknesses of wood and not have to grab a wrench, makes work go some much faster. They appear to be well made with nice weight and the mechanicalparts seem to work flawlessly. I can see them holding up to vigorous work for years to come.  One word "Awesome!"

Turned Bullet Box

 Found the pattern for this bullet box on the internet and had to give it a try. Made in Red Oak and Walnut.

Spalted Bowls

 Went out to my wood pile and got a small log to play with. The entire log was spalted which made some nice small bowls.

Kitchen Island

Built this kitchen island for my daughter. She is going to do the finishing on it since she is wanting a distressed look.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Curved Lid cherry Box

 Here's a Cherry box with a curved lid. Made off of plans from The Woodsmith Shop. Made with 1/2" sides and bottom with 3/4" top formed in a curve. I love the way it turned out and working with a hardwood such as Cherry is wonderful! Measures 11 1/2" x 6" x 3" (outside) 10" x 4 5/8" x 2" (inside) Lined with red felt.