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348/365 The Maple Sun

December 14, 2018 - Day 348 The latest project to come off the lathe. 8" Hard Maple bowl/platter. 2" thick. Carved and airbrushed in yellow...
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342/365 More shop time today

December 08, 2018 - Day 342 I made another nice little tea light holder today. This is Cherry wood. Stands about 5" tall, and finished up q...
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329/365 Pen making day

November 25, 2018 - Day 329 I made some pens today. The purple one is for my sister Karen. (Don't tell her!) She is crazy about purple. The...
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319/365 More shop equipment / Save the lungs

November 15, 2018 - Day 319 Just put in an air filtration system for the shop. Now that it is cold, I don't have the door open with a big b...
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316/365 Sneak peek

November 12, 2018 - Day 316 Here is a sneak peek of my current lathe project. It is an 11" sycamore something. Just a peak, so I can't give...
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296/365 Turning by product

October 23, 2018 - Day 296 This is what I have in the shop after turning a couple things... lots of shavings, chips, and dust. Hopefully m...
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286/365 Castle inspired tea light

October 13, 2018 - Day 286 Back in the shop today. First time in a month. First time since I had a nasty reaction to wood dust. It felt gr...
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251/365 3 more pens

September 08, 2018 - Day 251 I finished 3 pens today. I am pretty sure they will end up as Christmas gifts... pens for everyone this year! W...
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249/365 LED flicker tea light

September 06, 2018 - Day 249 The latest project off the lathe. A pretty maple tea light candle. The little LED tea lights are perfect for a...
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243/365 Osage orange and mesquite bowl

August 31, 2018 - Day 243 A nice little (4-5 inch diameter) lidded bowl from Osage orange and mesquite. Both hardwoods. Turned very nicel...
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242/365 Square(ish) bowl - Leopard Wood

August 30, 2018 - Day 242 Finished a square-ish bowl today. Pretty leopard wood. Different turning for a different wood. I liked it. Next...
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198/365 Mystery project

July 17, 2018 - Day 198 Good progress on the next project on the lathe. What could it be? Here's a hint. It is hollow! I'll have the fi...
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196/365 Lathe fail

July 15, 2018 - Day 196 They don't all work out. Here is a nice 8" pecan bowl that turned into a failure, and a valuable lesson. It was...
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195/365 Another bowl

July 14, 2018 - Day 195 Another bowl off the lathe. This is a pretty little figured maple bowl. Finished with a friction polish shellac...
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188/365 New addition to the shop

July 07, 2018 - Day 188 Stopped by Woodcraft today, and got a good deal on the bandsaw I've been looking at. Decided to go for it. Had...
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182/365 Raw material

July 01, 2018 - Day 182 Here are three blanks for future wood turning projects. 2x2x12 curly cherry for a long stem goblet, 3x3x8 cherr...
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171/365 Simple Ambrosia Maple Bowl

June 20, 2018 - Day 171 A second bowl off the lathe. I am not sure I'll be drawn to another piece of ambrosia maple, but it could be wo...
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169/365 Apple boxes are ready for top coat

June 18, 2018 - Day 169 Here is a photo that I promised to share back on day 166... the apple boxes. Here we have 2 "full" boxes and on...
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166/365 Next up, apple box project

June 15, 2018 - Day 166 I am ready to start another project in the shop. Not a lathe project this weekend. Making apple boxes. In th...
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155/365 My next turning blank

June 04, 2018 - I put together an 8 stave turning blank. It is oak, cherry, and walnut. It should be fun... It will be a stainless steel...
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152/365 Fish and Chips

June 01, 2018 - Day 152 Fish and chips Friday. First was the fish tacos. Very tasty! Grilled salmon, with cabbage, avacoados, black bea...
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148/365 Coming all together now

May 28, 2018 - Day 148 Today I made a rack for my turning tools. Good to get them up off the workbench. I have a few holes in the lath...
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126/365 Future bowl

May 06, 2018 - Day 126 I glued up a mixed wood blank to my first bowl. It is about 6 1/2 inches square, and about 3 inches think. I do...
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125/365 Workshop with a screen door

May 05, 2018 - Day 125 Added screen door to the shop today. I picked up two 30" sliding screen doors at Lowes today. Cut two grooves i...
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121/365 Lathe is up and running

May 01, 2018 - Day 121 All the prep work is complete, and the lathe is up and running. It works great. Finished my first project today...
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117/365 Adding power

April 27, 2018 - Day 117 I need more power in the workshop! Adding a couple more circuits to power the power tools. Here is a switch box...
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097/365 360° view of the workshop

April 07, 2018 - Day 97 Getting the workshop ready to do some turning. I added lighting and power outlets, setup some new tools, and jus...
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085/365 Lets be careful out there

March 26, 2018 - Day 85 Me Monday features some safety equipment. Here is my gear for running the wood lathe. I don't have the lathe yet...
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