Sunday, December 21, 2008

Amazing turnings

Hey, I came across an incredible site for turning.
I am so inspired by the work shown.
I can't wait to try my hand at a very minor attempt at a segmented vessel.
It is called I hope you check it out, you won't be sorry.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Getting there

I started making the moulding for the bathroom cabinet this afternoon. It's coming along. Here is an image of the cabinet as it sits today.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Don't be dumb

In the process of making the cabinet for my wife, I needed to re-saw a piece to make the bottoms of two drawers. I set the saw up and made the cut. Well it came out not so good. I made another one, same result. I started to get mad and then I looked closer at the blade, I think you know what is coming, the table was just a nudge off 90 to the blade. I fixed that and made another cut and yep, that did it. Tonight I have two drawer bottoms.

Point is, don't get mad. There is usually a fix to the problem, just find it and fix it.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I've been a fan of lathe turning for most of my life. I'm not that good at it but that's why we practice. Here are some small pieces I turned last week just for fun.
The images that have the three the woods are (left to right) Poplar, Oak and Sycamore.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Here is a small cabinet I'm building to hang over our toilet. I just put the face frame on and put clamps on so the glue could dry.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shop Details

I put a small gallery of some of the details of my shop.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Small boxes

Here are a couple of boxes I made from plans I got from Wood Magazine.
The top is made out of Cherry, and the bottom is Walnut and Redwood.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Clean shop

I've just spent the better part of the day out in my shop cleaning and moving things from one side to the other. I don't know about the rest of you, but I need a maid or something to get control of the mess out there. It's no wonder I can't seem to get anything done. Every time I start something, I get set back trying to clean up before I can really begin. When I get the cleaning done, there isn't any time left to work. I hope that anyone who might look at this and has been in the same position would feel better about themselves, because you're not alone.

And, as one or two great woodworkers once said,
"Measure twice and cut once." Or if you prefer, "Wear these safety glasses."
Have fun as you work, but be safe!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First time blogging

I've been interested in woodworking for most of my life. My granddad was, in my opinion, a very good wood turner. I would stand for hours watching him in his small garage shop making turnings. I have his lathe and apron that I still use with the saw dust in the pocket that he had when he was alive. It's my way of keeping him close. I am very sentimental when it comes to things like that.

I am still a novice at the art of woodworking. I don't have the money I would like to really devote to it. I also don't have the time it takes to really dive in and create what I would like to try. I believe in having good tools, so I've tried to save and get the best I can afford and still have some left over to buy materials for the projects.
One day I hope to be able to make the things that my wife would like.

At the moment I'm in the process of making beds for my kids, a music hutch, and a buffet for my wife. All of this in between the other little projects that I keep starting.

It's funny, I decided to open this blog and put some of my work on it. But now that it's open I can't find hardly any of the photos of the work I've done.

Here is a trophy I made for the Utah News Photographers Association Photographer of the year.
It is made out of Beech.