Changing careers and lifestyles takes time and effort. Thom has gone from driving semi across the country to wood turning. I have gone from teaching high school to writing and crafting. AND, we both went from living in Illinois to living in Tennessee. By focusing here, at least once a week, on what has happened … Continue reading Slowly, but surely.
LAST WEEK IN THE SHOP - Or maybe I should say the last few WEEKS in the shop. Thom took a week away from Creative N'Deavors shop the end of April / the beginning of May, but he didn't take a week away from turning. He went with several members of the Duck River Wood … Continue reading New Things in the Shop
LESSONS FROM THE SHOP In addition to turning pens this week, I was determined to improve my use with the skew. The skew is considered one of hardest tools to master, but if you use it correctly, you will get a smooth, clean cut, and your piece will need very little sanding. The skew is … Continue reading PRACTICING THE SKEW
I make sawdust. Mounds and mounds of sawdust. And what does this mean to a wood turner? It means I am working on something. Whether it is to hone my technique, practice something new, or create something to sell, I am working. It means I occasionally have to take time to sweep my work area … Continue reading TURNING FOR THE TROOPS
LESSONS FROM THE SHOP Last weekend, Thom attended a wood turners symposium. He came home full of information, ideas, and motivation, as well as coming home with new tools and more wood. One of the workshops focused on multi-axis turning with a chuck; in other words, starting with the piece centered on the lathe and … Continue reading MULTI-AXIS TURNING