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The Making of Miss October

| October 3, 2014

It’s been forever since the last entry in this blog, but today I flipped the page on my Workingwoods 2014 calendar and was pleasantly surprised to see one of my favorite bowls as the featured piece for the month. It’s been almost a year since I put together the calendar, so I tend to forget […]

A Real Firewood Bowl

| January 29, 2011

Back in June 2010 at a show I did in Malibu, some guy came up to me in the booth and gave me a piece of wood. He said it was a Manzanita burl that had been burned in one of the Malibu wildfires. Sure enough it looked like a half-burned log out of a […]

The Wavy Bowl is Done

| February 6, 2010

This is the big ash piece I showed progress pics of in the last blog entry. It ended up about 16 1/2” wide and 9” tall to the highest tip of the edge. It’s finished with natural Watco Danish Oil, and hand-buffed lightly with a white synthetic abrasive pad. It ain’t perfect, but I’m pretty […]

Wavy Edge Ash in Progress

| January 24, 2010

I usually don’t show a lot of progress pics, but the piece I turned last night was kinda interesting, so I figured I’d share it. Pardon the overabundance of photos. I started out with a piece of dried ash from recent ‘Going Out Of Business’ giveaway at a local firewood lot. This chunk had a […]

A Strange Ticking Sound from my Lathe

| January 22, 2010

Wednesday night I was turning a big ash bowl and I started hearing a ticking sound. I stopped the lathe, and did some investigating. I’ll let the pics tell the story… This was some of the wood I picked up a week or so ago at the local firewood lot. (I had thought it was […]

Red Eucalyptus Log Bowl

| January 2, 2010

This is a post from one of the woodturning forums I frequent. I figured it would be an interesting way to get the blog off the ground… My friend Mark Cothren’s to blame for this one. Although his ‘rough block’ bowls have a different look, I unabashedly took Mark’s idea and ran with it. This […]