Category Archive: Life in general

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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Jun 23

The story of Dave and my summer of turning, day 3

  I realize by just posting pictures and descriptions of something that I’ve made probably isn’t as exciting for you as it is for me. So I’m going to try to add little stories to keep you coming back. The story of Dave My earliest recollection of wanting to work with wood is from the …

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Mar 19

Helping Jorge

One of our woodturning friends, Jorge Castaneda, needs our help. Jorge’s shop roof collapsed due to all the snow that we have received along the Maine coastline this winter. Luckily his equipment survived but he is still left without a viable building to produce his work. Jorge is primarily a bowlturner and sells his pieces …

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Feb 17

Going Stir Crazy?

It just seems like it’s been one of those winters. People in the cities are screaming about how much snow they have gotten and for them it probably is a lot. However for us in the western mountains of Maine the snowfall amount has been about average, so far. At this time of the year …

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