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Picking up steam... #2: Jazz and Woodturning

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Blog entry by ForestGrl posted 08-14-2015 02:25 AM 873 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: New tools, new skills, happier days Part 2 of Picking up steam... series Part 3: Drying rack for stoppers »

Don’t know how many of you are musicians, but we used to say, after making a mistake, “Oh, it’s Jazz!” Well, I’m seeing a parallel with turning—“Ooops! I knew using that tiny spindle gouge, I should have turned the speed down.” Little shape change there….oh, that’s Jazz—new design is spawned, on the fly. Turning out a few stoppers for birthday presents over the last couple of days. Bowl turning put off for another week!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)



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NormG

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#1 posted 08-14-2015 02:51 AM

Sounds like fun, keep us posted on your progress

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-14-2015 01:36 PM

I call it adding character…............unless I totally destroy the piece with a wrong cut!!
Jazzing it up sound good!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lew

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#3 posted 08-14-2015 04:06 PM

Material inspired design modifications…..

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 08-14-2015 10:43 PM

I have about 35 CDs that I play in my shop. Some “oldies” but mostly blues and jazz… does that answer your question? :-)

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ForestGrl

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#5 posted 08-15-2015 02:46 AM


I have about 35 CDs that I play in my shop. Some “oldies” but mostly blues and jazz… does that answer your question? :-)

- JoeinGa

Cool! I have a similar atmosphere, but songs are on a micro-SD card in my “barely-smart” phone. Hook it up to a Sony boombox (about 20 years old), load up a playlist and touch “Shuffle.” Major artists are BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha, Norah Jones, Sting, Clapton, David Bromberg, Stephan Grapelli, Lyle Lovett and more and more. Not much, actually, from the jazz world, but I have roots in Big Band Jazz from my high school days as 1st chair clarinet/sometimes piano player (much older brother is a retired professional musician, steeped in Big Band stuff). Had my Buddy Rich, etc., phase in the late ‘60’s, but I’m more of a blues girl now, with other fun stuff. I’ve loaded 161 albums with 2000 songs into the Amazon Cloud, not done yet, but I don’t like to stream. Fidelity of the SD card is better. Cd’s would be great, much better, but all of my non-auto CD players have gone belly-up. :-( The Amazon hoard is mainly a back-up safety feature, and to provide hubby with music on his PC.

Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone else….I really like old country too. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, George Jones all the way up to Randy Travis. Nobody past that though—too formulaic and slick (sorry if that steps on toesies). I like the rougher edge.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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ForestGrl

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#6 posted 08-15-2015 05:19 AM



Material inspired design modifications…..

- lew

Hmmm, MID-Mod for short, I like it!

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 08-15-2015 07:45 PM


Shhhhh, don t tell anyone else….I really like old country too. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, George Jones all the way up to Randy Travis. Nobody past that though—too formulaic and slick (sorry if that steps on toesies). I like the rougher edge.

- ForestGrl

I also have somewhat of a music background. Started in 6th grade on the drums, then switched to Sax in 7th grade. Played in Concert band, Jazz band, marching band, orchestra, a couple of sax quartets, and we even formed a group based loosely on Chicago in my senior year 1969 – 70. Had a couple trumpets, 2 trombones, me on sax, a guitar, a bass player, drummer and our keyboard player (who had perfect pitch and an idetic memory, so ANY song we wanted to try, he’d just listen to it ONCE and write out all our parts! )

Back when file sharing was going on I was saving anything and everything I could get a good clean copy of. I have several thousand songs saved to my computer and I just make my own CDs. At any given time you might hear Beethoven, followed by George Straight, then Miles Davis or even some of the old blues and jazz songs from the 40s. If you’re lucky to catch me in the right mood, that days selections could contain “Sompin’ at the Savoy”, “String of Pearls”, and “Mood Indigo”, followed by “Who Let The Dogs Out” :-)
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ForestGrl

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#8 posted 08-16-2015 06:33 AM

Sounds like a truly fun shop! Our music backgrounds are very similar, though there was no orchestra at my high school. Jazz band , concert, pep, marching and various honor bands. We even made an album! Your “Chicago” group must have been fun. Where’d you find the cute mascot?

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 08-16-2015 01:03 PM

The schools I attended in Fla often cut records also. I still have the ones from 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

Ran across this mouse quite by accident while doing a Google search a few years ago. I use him quite a bit. I make birthday (and other occasional ) cards for family and he goes on the back with a thought bubble above him that says “Joe Made This”

You can find a bunch of different cute ones by Google searching “Mouse with (what ever instrument you like)” Or you can use another critter in the same search.

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handsawgeek

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#10 posted 08-24-2015 08:35 PM

Yep…Music and woodworking go hand in hand….

Here is one of my blog posts from about a year ago

http://lumberjocks.com/handsawgeek/blog/42148

-- Ed

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