New Studio

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Welp, it’s finally happening. My new woodworking studio is up and now comes the part I’m not fond of, finishing off the inside. The floor is stained and ready for sealing. Then furring channel to attach the sheet rock, run electrical (not in that order) more insulation etc. Then move all the equipment. Ug, but it will be most excellent when completed. It will have HVAC and should keep the rust to a minimum. The walls are 10 ft. so I will build storage platforms at 8 ft, that will give me 2 to 4 ft of storage for wood and equipment not used a lot. That will come last. Not sure on cabinets or rolling shelves yet. Let me know your thoughts. Ciao

My new Studio or more accurately playpen

Central Florida Woodturners meeting update

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Just wanted to let everyone know that our June meeting will feature Don Geiger. Don’s demo will take up most of our 2 hour meeting, so we will have a very short club greeting and reports and get right into the demo. That means; No Show and Tell, No wood auction, and our club challenge will be pushed back to July. While I don’t want to take away from the demo, I also don’t want to take away from the time it will take for everyone to look and vote on the submitted works. So those that are ready, sorry, those that have procrastinated a reprieve. Look forward to seeing everyone! June 15, 2017 @ WoodCraft @ 7 pm.

What I’m up to…

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This weekend will be teaching a basic turning class at WoodCraft. We will go over safety, sharpening tools, tool selection and use and of course they will be doing a lot of spindle turning. 06/10/2017 starting at 10 am. Casselberry, FL.

Tampa -The Woodworking Show

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Had a great time at the The Woodworking Show in Tampa. Took my dad to hear all the great lectures and maybe buy some stuff. He did both. I was supposed to turn but ended up just showing my work and talking to people, some were former students. Check out the show site on Facebook The Woodworking Show. I got a new steady rest by Carter, I’ll post a review after I use it a bit. I’m also putting together a new sharpening grinder for demo, pictures to come.


The Woodworking Shows Clockwise, starting in the top left corner: Bradley McCalister, Bill Dalton, Al Hockenberry, Ron Brown
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Posting work and the holidays

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Well Christmas is over and I can get back to a dull roar. Made many gifts and they seemed to be well accepted. Heading out this week to pick up some Black Walnut, should make some beautiful vessels and bowls. I posted some pictures under “Some of my Turnings” at the top of the page. Have a look and let me know what you think. Happy New Year!!

Great Vacation

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Just got back from a great vacation! Wife took me on a New England Cruise. We flew into Baltimore, MD the cruised to Portland and then Bar Harbor, ME, then St. John, NB and finally Halifax, NS. We had a great time. Rented a vehicle in Portland and went to Kennebunkport and walked around and in Halifax took a personal tour with David Currie from CanBird Tours of the Lighthouses in the area. If you get a chance these guys are great. I’ll post some pictures in a bit. Now back to work and woodturning.

Personal problems

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Does anyone know a sure fire fix for poison oak, ivy, etc. I’ve been to 3 doctors and my dad (MD) and I’m still having it spread. This is getting old and I’m getting tired of docs practicing on me. Ah, it itches. No more good deeds this year I’ve been punished enough. Happy Monday!