Kim Dailey

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Name: Kim Dailey
Date registered: July 21, 2011
URL: http://www.daileywoodworking.com

Latest posts

  1. Beginners bowl turning class at Rockler — May 21, 2017
  2. Beginners turning class — May 8, 2017
  3. Casting Custom Alumilite Pen Blanks — May 1, 2017
  4. Learned something new — April 24, 2017
  5. A Journey: Transforming a log – Part 1 — February 27, 2017

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May 21

Beginners bowl turning class at Rockler

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to teach another woodturning class at Rockler in S. Portland, Maine. In order to be transparent, I should say that Rockler has hired me to be a turning instructor at the S. Portland Store. Yesterday’s turning class was for beginners on bowl turning. Class sizes are capped at 4 students …

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May 08

Beginners turning class

On Saturday May 6th I taught my first class at Rockler in South Portland, Maine.  We did a beginners class and went over several aspects of turning which included how to clean and set-up the lathe to make their turning more enjoyable each day. How to sharpen their turning tools using the One-way Wolverine system. …

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May 01

Casting Custom Alumilite Pen Blanks

In my last post there was a video showing the opening up and then the cutting of a block of custom poured Alumilite pen blanks. In today’s post I’m going to show how we made another block of custom pen blanks out of Alumilite. This block is a very dark blue and yellow Alumilite pour …

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Apr 24

Learned something new

Recently I learned how to create my own custom acrylic blanks and this video shows me opening up the form used, cutting the blanks and a finished pen from my first custom acrylic pour.    

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Feb 27

A Journey: Transforming a log – Part 1

I get asked a lot of questions about what I do with a log. It might be how do you know where to get the best bowl from a log or what are you going to make from that log. So I’ve decided to take you on a little journey and show you all the things …

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Jan 20

New bowls and stoppers

Over the last week or more I’ve been busy in the shop turning and then adding new bowls and bottle stoppers to the Dailey Woodworking site and in my Etsy store.  I’ve also been working on some new designs and products that I hope you will like but more on that in another post. Today I’m …

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Jan 02

New natural edge bowl

  I hope that everyone had a fine New Years eve and day. The bowl pictured above is the first new piece that I’ve added to my site in the new year. The bowl was hand turned from Curly Maple and features a natural edge running all around the wooden bowl. The bowl is approximately …

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Jul 14

Day 21, 22 and 23 of my summer of turning

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 …

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Jul 10

Day 20 and 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 …

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Jul 10

Day 19 Like a big pizza pie

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 …

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