Last year was a whirlwind of activity for this very green woodturner. I started off blogging strong through Lumber Jocks and participating in community forums, posting images of my works in progress, and making new friends here. And then someth...
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Location: Seattle, WA
My grandfather and father are both master carpenters and wood artisans. When I was young I wished I had a pair between my legs so I would be invited out into the garage too. Instead my grandmother put a crochet hook in my hand and invited me to share with her the amazing world of fiber arts.
For work, I fiddled around with computers and technology for the first few decades of my life but recently discovered that my first love is sculpture and woodworking. I started my own business earlier this year to further that interest and to satisfy my desire to have meaningful work.
I like to make things with my own hands and ingenuity and share those things with others.
I teach fiber arts (knitting, crochet, felting) and now I plan to create my own line of knitting and fiber hobby related accessories. Turning is my most recent obsession.
-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com
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There was this really big thread this week (some 100 posts) that unintentionally incited by asking a simple question… “why can’t I take Woodworking 101 with men?”. I don’t have much time to talk about the details beca...
It’s been a great week for getting caught up on spindle production. The weather in North Seattle is gray and wet. That means that shop time won’t be that pleasant. That’s OK. I have a handful of orders to sand, polish, and fin...
I have limited amount of space at the moment, and I’m also poaching some real estate in the shared garage with my landlord for the wood working toys. It’s sort of damp, cramped, and a bit of a nightmare. I couldn’t realistically ...
... and the back. And the throat! I flew through minor throat surgery with flying colors. It kept me out of the shop for 5 days. In that time, I managed to work up a pretty decent backlog of orders. (I create and sell custom tools for hand spin...