Jul 14

Day 21, 22 and 23 of my summer of turning

Dyed Purple Box Elder Burl Bottle Stopper - Dailey Woodworking

Dyed Purple Box Elder Burl Bottle Stopper

Day 21

On day 21 of my summer of turning, I was making a few different styles of bottle stoppers. I made some t-handle stoppers and the one pictured that features a stainless steel stopper. The top was turned from dyed purple Box Elder Burl and hopefully, I turned it into a pleasing shape. You can see some white spots on different parts of the top. Those white spots are where the burl wood was too dense to accept the dye and remained the natural color of the Box Elder Burl.

If you would like to learn more about this purple Box Elder Burl bottle stopper you can visit my Dailey Woodworking store on Etsy by clicking here.

 

Curly Maple Wooden Bowl - Dailey Woodworking

Curly Maple Wooden Bowl

Day 22

On day 22 I wanted to turn something that I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. I turn a small Curly Maple bowl, I know, not a big surprise there, right? However what I did on the outside is where I did the something that I’ve wanted to do. Starting near the rim I turned one bead after another until I reached the bottom. I think it gives the outside of the bowl a very cool effect. I can see where this is going to lead to more experimentation with beads along the outside, bigger beads, smaller beads and various size beads and spacing.

If you would like to learn more about this Curly Maple bowl you can visit my Dailey Woodworking store on Etsy by clicking here.

Beads On Outside of Curly Maple Bowl - Dailey Woodworking

Beads On Outside of Curly Maple Bowl

 

Brown, Natural and Green Laminated Wood Bottle Stopper - Dailey Woodworking

Brown, Natural and Green Bottle Stopper

Day 23

On day 23 I turned this laminated bottle stopper to ship out to Texas. The lamination colors are brown, white (natural) and green that repeat over and over. I think the shape lends itself to working with laminated stock and shows off the layers and different colors quite nicely.

If you would like to learn more about this laminated wood bottle stopper you can visit my Dailey Woodworking store on Etsy by clicking here.

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Jul 10

Day 20 and Apple Wood Bowl

8 1/4 x 2 Inch Apple Wood Bowl

8 1/4 x 2 Inch Apple Wood Bowl

Today’s turning

This bowl was turned from Apple wood. It’s been sitting in my shop waiting to be finished up for about 5 years. Can you say procrastination? The bowl is approximately 8 1/4 x 2 inches and has some very nice figure to it. The bowl does have a small crack in it which is very common with apple. The crack doesn’t hurt the structure of the bowl but it does mean that the bowl won’t hold liquid. Although the bowl would be great as a fruit bowl, popcorn bowl or candy dish.

If you would like to learn more about this Apple bowl you can visit my Dailey Woodworking store on Etsy by clicking here. We are in the process of building a new and improved website for Dailey Woodworking so I won’t be putting anything new on the site for about a month when I hope to début the new site.

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Jul 10

Day 19 Like a big pizza pie

Stainless Steel and Brass Five Color Pizza Cutter - Dailey Woodworking

Stainless Steel and Brass Five Color Pizza Cutter

That’s Amore

How many of you can remember Dino Crocetti’s song, That’s Amore? No? How many of you are saying who’s Dino Crocetti, that song was by Dean Martin? You would be right, Dino Crocetti changed his name to Dean Martin and became a star. How about the line from the song, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Amore”? I believe that it’s from one of his movies but I can’t think of the name of it right now. I’m sure someone reading this will remember the name. Please let me know if you do. That song combines two of my all-time favorite things, pizza and movies.

Today’s turning

I’ll use that as a segway into introducing a wonderful pizza cutter. This isn’t exactly a new product for me. I’ve made them for a couple of years now but only selling them at some of the shows that I do. I introduced these two years ago at The Artisan Bread Fair and quickly sold out. This year’s Artisan Bread Fair is Saturday, July 30th from 9am to 3pm at the Skowhegan Fair Grounds in Skowhegan, Maine. Come by if you like many different varieties of fresh bread and pizza cooked in wood fired ovens. There is a lot more to this fair including artisan’s selling their handmade products.

So, back to the pizza cutter. This pizza cutter features a 4-inch stainless steel cutting wheel and a five color laminated wood handle that is about 6 inches long. The overall length of the entire cutter is just under 11 inches. The cutter is also safe to wash in your dishwasher.

If you would like to learn more about this pizza cutter you can visit my Dailey Woodworking store on Etsy by clicking here. We are in the process of building a new and improved website for Dailey Woodworking so I won’t be putting anything new on the site for about a month when I hope to début the new site.

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Stainless Steel and Brass Pizza Cutter - Dailey Woodworking

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Jul 08

Day 17 and 18 of my summer of turning

Platinum Yarmouth Pen made in Ringneck Pheasant Feathers - Dailey Woodworking

Platinum Yarmouth Pen made in Ringneck Pheasant Feathers

I’ve had to double up days again because both my wife and I have been sick lately. Unfortunately, I gave it to her and neither of us has felt like doing much of anything. However, I did promise you on Day 16 that I had another pen to show you and here it is.

This Yarmouth pen is quite spectacular especially when you consider all the colors that you see in it comes from feathers of a bird. Yup, the body of the pen is Ringneck Pheasant Feathers in a body of polyester resin. Don’t worry the Pheasants weren’t hurt to get their feathers and were gathered from farm raised birds making it legal to use and sell. It truly amazes me that the shapes and colors in a feather could be that spectacular.

Below is a picture of this pen and another made from Ringneck Pheasant feathers and the Paua Abalone Shell pen.

A trio of outstanding Yarmouth pens. - Dailey Woodworking

A trio of outstanding Yarmouth pens

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Jul 06

Introducing the Yarmouth and Day 16 of my summer

Platinum Yarmouth Twist Pen made in Paua Abalone Shell - Dailey Woodworking

Platinum with black titanium Yarmouth Twist Pen made in Paua Abalone Shell

Introducing the Yarmouth Twist Pen

Today I would like to introduce you to a new pen. Our new pen is the Yarmouth twist pen. This pen has a smooth operating twist mechanism and takes a Parker™ style refill. The pens will be available in platinum with black titanium accents or platinum with gold titanium accents.

The pen that you see pictured above is platinum with black titanium accents and the center section was turned from strips of Paua Abalone shell and polyester resin. The pictures can’t do this pen justice. The Paua Abalone shell is just magnificent and the depth of colors is truly outstanding.

Normally this is where I would tell you where to go to see more pictures and get more information but I don’t have this up on either site yet. That will have to wait until tomorrow. Not only that but I have another pen to show you tomorrow that will rival this one.  Stay tuned.

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Jul 05

My 5K and day 15 of my summer

8 Inch Walnut Haynes Pepper Grinder - Dailey Woodworking

8 Inch Walnut Haynes Pepper Grinder

 

My 5K yesterday

So yesterday I did my first 5K road race in over 30 years. Yup, it would be an understatement to say it’s been a few years since I last did a race. Let me also be right up front and say that I didn’t run the race, I walked. You might say that I’m a little out of shape although I frequently joke that round is a shape. Also, I’m a woodturner and for the most part, all of the shapes that I make are round. However, one of the goals that I have set for myself this year is to be less round than what I was when I started the year. To that end, since the start of the year I’ve lost 15 pounds and have had to move to the next hole on my belt. I have gained the ability to walk up flights of stairs without getting winded nearly as much. I’ll take that tradeoff.

So yesterday’s 5K was Friends on the 4th 5K in Winthrop, Maine. This was a very well organized race. Starting with check-ins, the race itself and the handing out of prizes afterward. The course was well laid out and there were people at every turn making it virtually impossible to go the wrong way. The spectators cheered everyone on, even the guy that was close to bringing up the rear. It was a very pleasant time had by the whole family. As I said before, I was close to one of the last people to finish, and that includes my own family. My goal was to do the whole thing and I did it in 58 minutes. I would like to say that I’m proud of our girls who ran the race (they both did quite well) and my wife who walked with me (she actually finished ahead of me). And to thank her cousins who came out and walked with us. There isn’t an official time for me because I was a walker and not one of the running participants. Next year. Now to start training to actually run a 5K in October.

Today’s turning

Today’s turning is an 8-inch Walnut Haynes pepper grinder. The Haynes shape came about one winter day, a few years back. I was outside breaking the ice and icicles off from the eaves of my house and I realized that a droplet of water would be a great shape. So if you turn the pepper grinder upside down you will see my version of a water droplet. Complete from the moment when the droplet is about to break free and becomes very elongated (everything below the head) to the moment when the droplet has just broken free (the actual head).

If you would like to learn more about this pepper grinder you can visit my Dailey Woodworking site by clicking here or on my Etsy store by clicking here.

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Jul 04

Independence Day and Day 14

6 Inch Red, White and Blue Morrison Pepper Mill - Dailey Woodworking

6 Inch Red, White and Blue Morrison Pepper Mill

 

Happy 4th of July!

I hope that you are having a great Independence Day and get to spend it with family and friends. I was thinking of what some of our founding fathers were saying in 1776. Yup, these quotes are 240 years old.

Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, “We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”

Nathan Hale, sometime before he was hung on September 22nd, 1776, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

John Adams, could these words be any truer today? “The happiness of society is the end of government” and “Fear is the foundation of most government.”

Thomas Paine, “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of men and women.”

The Patriotic Mill

I just made one of these mills. I think they are very colorful and patriotic. The mill pictured is a 6 inch red, white and blue Morrison pepper mill. The mill starts out as 1/16 inch Birch veneer that gets dyed and then glued together. Yup, 1/16 inch layers of red, white and blue repeating over and over. When I start working it on the lathe it’s 49 layers thick.

If you would like to learn more about this pepper mill you can visit my Dailey Woodworking site by clicking here or on my Etsy store by clicking here.

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Jul 03

Taken aback and Day 13

Deer head pen made in Cherry Burl - Dailey Woodworking

Deer hunter pen made in Cherry Burl

Today’s saying

Today’s saying is taken aback. When someone is taken aback today it means that they are surprised or shocked, usually by what someone has said or done to them. However, the origin of the saying is actually from a sailing term, where taken aback meant the wind had stopped pushing the boat and changed to a different direction, often times catching the sailors by surprise.

Today’s turning

What I’m showing you today is a beautiful pen for the deer hunter. The pen features antique pewter with cast deer heads with a great rack of antlers near the upper and lower parts of the pen. The center of the pen is turned from Cherry Burl. You use the bolt action to operate this pen.

If you would like to learn more about the deer hunter Cherry Burl pen you can visit my Dailey Woodworking site by clicking here or on my Etsy store by clicking here.

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Jul 02

Old sayings and days 10,11 and 12 of my summer of turning

Natural Edge York Gum Burl Bottle Stopper

Natural Edge York Gum Burl Bottle Stopper

 

In my last couple of posts, I mentioned that I have been sick. Sick enough that for days 10 and 11 of my summer of turning there wasn’t any turning. So I didn’t post either. So it’s day 12 and I’m starting to feel better. Now to catch up on orders that I’ve fallen behind on.

Old sayings and their meanings

During my high school years, I was lucky enough to have three very good English teachers,  Ms. Larrabee, Mrs. Conant and Mr. Nielsen. At the time I thought they were there only to torture me with the likes of Dickens, Hemingway, Poe, Shakespeare, and Steinbeck to name a few of the authors we had to read. I mean did I really care what “wherefore art thou, Romeo” meant? By the way, it would be “Romeo, why are you a Montague” in today’s language and not “where are you, Romeo”.  Anyway from these three teachers, I learned my love of the English language and reading. The three would never accept anything but our best even when some of us may have chaffed against doing just that. To this day I like to know what the meanings of some of the phrases we use are and where they may have come from. Let’s take Bite the bullet for example. Before there was anesthetics,  people were often asked to bite down on something during surgery to help them get through the pain. Often times if you were a soldier you would be given a bullet and be told to bite the bullet during surgery. Now you know why John Wayne often bit down on something when they were fixing him up after being wounded in all his old movies.

Today’s bottle stopper

Today’s stopper is made from natural edge York Gum Burl. This piece of York Gum Burl came from Australia. I turned it leaving the natural edge at the top of the stopper. Natural edge is often times called bark edge or live edge. In this particular stopper the natural edge slants from the back to the front. One of the characteristics of York Gum Burl is that it has fantastic figure running through the wood. If you would like to see more pictures and find out more about the stopper you can visit my Dailey Woodworking site by clicking here or on my Etsy store by clicking here.

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Natural Edge York Gum Burl Bottle Stopper another view - Dailey Woodworking

Natural Edge York Gum Burl Bottle Stopper another view

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Jun 29

Summer of turning Day 9

Upper barrel of Fireman's fountain pen - Dailey Woodworking

Upper barrel of Fireman’s fountain pen

Another brief post because I’m still not feeling well.

I’ve had this fountain pen done for a while and it was just waiting for pictures to be taken so that I could post it to my sites.

This fountain pen features gold accents on the ends and center band. The pen also has a German Iridium medium point nib. the body was turned from a polymer resin. The helmet and crossed axes were scroll sawed out of resin and then the black, red and gray resin was flowed around them to create a stunning pen.

If you would like to learn more about the Fireman’s fountain pen you can visit my Dailey Woodworking site by clicking here or on my Etsy store by clicking here.

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LK gold fount firemens hat axes1 lg2

 

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