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...
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Location: janesville, ca
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.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!
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|commented on||Shop Stuff #2: Fingernail Gouge Sharpening on the WorkSharp||2 days ago|
|commented on||Another Weathered Oak Box||3 days ago|
|commented on||Spalted Cherry & Tiger Maple Box||5 days ago|
|commented on||River Red Gum Coffee Table #1: The beginning||6 days ago|
|replied on||Freud Ripping Blades - 1" limit on cut size ?||7 days ago|
|commented on||Milling a huge acacia log||7 days ago|
|commented on||Teak Box with Ambrosia Maple Top||8 days ago|
|replied on||Router Bit Question||9 days ago|
|commented on||Tasmanian Blackwood Sewing Work Box||10 days ago|
|commented on||Valet box 2.0||11 days ago|
|commented on||Thanks Robert||11 days ago|
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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...