Busy With Baseball

I have been working. I announced my intention to put up at least two bowls every day until the end of the year. I have made at least two bowls each day since that post but I haven’t put them up yet. I’m busy at night with baseball.

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What A Dish!

I’ve collected a lot of small blocks and narrow planks over the years. They are to thin to make bowls but not to make dishes, jewelry dishes that is.

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Finally, A Response!

I finally heard from an administrator at my domain host. It’s pretty good news. “First of all, I'd like to clarify that visits to your site, no matter how frequent or repetitive in nature, do not represent a security threat to you or your site.

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The Saga Continues

So I’ve written about my visitors from the east in previous blog posts but things took a decidedly different turn today. Last night I had 168 visitors with unique IP addresses from China look at a different single page

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OK, What's Up?

Half of the people who visit my shop do so as a result of a Google search or from a Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest link. I get some from Yahoo, LinkedIn and some other random referrals.

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Teaching-It Ain't Easy

I’ve taught a few classes in woodturning over the last few years with mixed results. I don’t do it for the money (I don’t charge nearly enough)! I teach to help shorten the learning curve of my students.

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Claro Walnut - Just Wow!

Claro walnut is one of my favorite woods to turn. It grows in Northern California, Oregon and Washington. It is commercially important for lumber but also as rootstock in English Walnut orchards.

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Pillow Quilted Maple

I’m a big fan of figured maple. In general, maple turns very well. The grain is tight and takes a good finish. There is a great range in the types of figure you see in maple. Names like “blister”, “cloud”, “sausage”

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Ribbon Candy

Ribbon sapele is easy to spot. The figure is like ribbon candy. The ribbon figure occurs when sapele is quartersawn so that the growth rings are perpendicular to the face.

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