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As The Lathe Turns #49: Slow Progress

338 days ago by William | 27 comments »

It is getting to be normal lately for me not to feel much like getting online late in the evening when I finally get time to do so. I will try my best to start posting more often. I want to thank those of you who have been sending me emails and messages of concern and well wishes though. I appreciate it very much.I have been able to get in the shop a little lately. It has not been nearly as much as I would like, but a little.I made some more of the pen boxes a showed last time. From left to r...

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TRAVELS WITH BUDDY #5: eureka ! i have found him

1359 days ago by patron | 55 comments »

well boys and girlsafter 45 yearsof searching for my woodworking teacherMr lincoln morinagamy woodworking teacher and mentorin a federal penetentiary thanks to my LJ buddylumberdustjohn(who found him for me , (google search) here we are together and here is the gift i made for himto thank him for how he changed my life for the better we had a great visitwhen i first talked to him on the phone about 3 months agohe wasn’t able to place mebut this time he saw me and said“...

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Carving a Ball and Claw Foot

2268 days ago by John Fry | 25 comments »

First I want to thank everyone who visited and responded to my last project blog; A walnut sofa table with Jacobean influences As always, your comments AND critiques are welcome! I recently completed a commissioned wing back chair for a very petite lady. It has a lot of carving detail so I though I would post one of the carving elements as a tutorial because this was almost a “project” of its own. This chair has ball and claw feet on the front legs, and the clients liked the unde...

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Videos #3: Wood Lathe

764 days ago by tyskkvinna | 12 comments »

If you care to watch this sort of thing—this is the recent video shoot we did where I went out to visit Ron from the Grand River Woodturning Guild, and I was joined with another Guild member (Scott) and a staff member of mine (Aaron). Scott and Ron helped Aaron and myself learn how to turn … on a manual wood lathe. This is the first (and so far only) thing I have turned on a wood lathe.. :) For the curious, the lathe in my shop is a CNC metal lathe that I use in clever an...

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