Category Archive: My Shop

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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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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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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Jun 21

My summer #1 New Curly Maple Salad Bowl

I’ve been pretty lazy about writing on my blog. So I’m going to try to change that starting with today’s post. I’m going to try to capture my summer by posting something new that I’ve made each day until the last day of summer,  September 21st. So the first up is a wonderful 12 inch …

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