We had some new friends over to see our house and some of my work. My wife plays music with them and the guy makes mandolins. They wanted to see what i am making. So I took the opportunity to start getting my act together for the first s...
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Location: Coquille, Oregon
I am an elementary school teacher. I just moved to 2nd grade after 16 years in middle school. I have been working with wood for 30 years. I have worked in home construction and remodeling. I mostly do projects for my own home. In the past 3 years, I have returned to turning and like to use exotic wood to turn plates and bowls. I have begun to sell at craft shows in our local area. When I retire in 4 years, I plan to be found in my shop most of the time. I now put in about 20 hours a week there. I still love teaching, but woodworking gives me a different sense of accomplishment. I have been happily sucked into the world of box making. And I thought Turning was addictive. The great examples on LumberJocks keep me inspired.
A little update, 1/13/13 Put my lathe in storage and am now working on somewhere around my 500th box, plus about that many cutting boards. Graduated to ART shows and Galleries. I love going on wood buying trips or looking on the internet. One year to retire, but still enjoying the job.
Update 2/12/15 Retired last June. I have a new home and workshop in Coquille, Oregon.
Three times the space to work and some nice new tools. Life is good!! Getting ready to resume doing shows. Lots of new boxes, cutting boards, and tile trivets. More to do. Hopefully I will be on Lumberjocks more now that moving is done and the shop is complete.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!
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|commented on||The Great Box Sale Adventure #3: I Didn't want to Do it...||08-25-2015 06:05 PM|
|commented on||Extreme Curly Red Oak||07-08-2015 04:58 AM|
|replied on||Gloat||06-17-2015 12:39 AM|
|commented on||Set of 3 cutting boards - and playing with a light box||06-15-2015 11:50 PM|
|commented on||Maple Burl Grooved Trivet||06-11-2015 01:05 AM|
|commented on||Sorry to be away so long... Been making Babies!||06-11-2015 12:57 AM|
|commented on||Wedding Box ? She Gets To Choose||06-08-2015 01:34 AM|
|commented on||Figured Myrtlewood and Jatoba||05-28-2015 08:07 PM|
|commented on||Roadrunner Keychain Holders||05-25-2015 11:35 PM|
|commented on||Make one... make 20||05-21-2015 03:36 PM|
|commented on||Making boxes. #1: From slab to box...||05-21-2015 03:29 PM|
|commented on||A few more kitchen gadgets||04-16-2015 04:08 AM|
|commented on||My first lap steel guitar||04-14-2015 03:06 AM|
|commented on||So simple sharpening setup station||04-14-2015 03:00 AM|
|commented on||Lathe Steady Rest- Break Open Style||04-14-2015 02:55 AM|
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I added a projects to my favorites today and thought I would review what I have put there in the last few years. That was amazing. Sometimes I lose track of the quality of the work here. I see great stuff every day, but the ones I consider real...
I drove 3 and 1/2 hours to attend the swap meet in Sacramento on Sunday. I found some nice wood and met a few Lumberjocks. Rustfever was there with some nice wood he has sawn. I got some Carob and Beeswing Eucalyptus( he called it butterfly Euc...
I was in my shop and halfway through doing the glue up for a cutting board when my wife calls on her cell. She is on a trip to see her sister in Berkeley, Ca. Prudence says I answer and risk the glue drying!! LOML was in Berkeley and had discov...