Category Archive: Life in general

Jul 02

First ornament making class at Rockler

  Originally posted on Dailey Woodworking’s blog Yesterday I taught another class at Rockler in South Portland, Maine. The class was about turning a 3 piece ornament. I had one participant in the class, Bill. In the picture above you can see Bill shaping out the center globe of his ornament. The globe would then be hollowed …

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Jun 25

First mill making class at Rockler

Originally posted on Dailey Woodworking’s blog Saturday I led my fourth class at the Rockler store in S. Portland, Maine and the class was on making a salt or pepper mill. I think everyone had a good time on the lathes and making their mill. I know that I had a wonderful time with Tina, William, Brian, …

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Jun 18

Yesterday’s bowl turning class at Rockler

  Originally posted on Dailey Woodworking’s blog Yesterday I had the opportunity to teach my second bowl turning class at Rockler in S. Portland, Maine. Once again I had a great time teaching the class. Lisa, Greg, Brian and George all left with a finished bowl. They had each turned a pleasing shape on the …

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May 28

CBN grinding wheel review

This review has been almost three years in the making. Way back in June of 2014, I did a sharpening demo for our local turning club, the Western Mountain Woodturners Association. The demo day also happened to be my wife, Mary and my 26th wedding anniversary. I made some joke about it as I started the …

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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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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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Jul 05

My 5K and day 15 of my summer

  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 …

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Jul 02

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

  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 …

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Jun 24

Banana humor has arrived for day 4

Banana puns on us Well it’s Friday and soon the weekend will be upon us and maybe for some it’s already arrived. I took the picture above and started thinking of puns with or about bananas. That can mean only one thing. I’m way too tired or as we say here in Maine, wicked tired. …

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