Where does inspiration come from?
When looking for an idea, I start by writing down a bunch of different things I’m interested in. Usually it includes
And a collection of other things, which vary month to month. From there, I start thinking about projects
Then I think of ways to connect the two. Things like writing, carving, colour and shape. Sometimes this leads to some careful sketches or prototypes, and sometimes it leads to nothing at all. And that’s just how it is, sometimes.
Experimenting with turning Christmas Ornaments. I got some much overdue time in the garage over the past couple days! Thanks @lplantes
for giving me time for my birthday!!! Best gift ever!
This will now be a three part post. The millputt worked well, but the bottom was just too thin. I am going to cut a bottom out and glue it to the bowl. I also gave the top a simpler look. These are all learning experiences, so hopefully the practice fixing them will help me get better. I do not like the look of the inside, but will see if I can safely shave most of it away. Now it is actually holding very well as the wood hole itself was bigger. #woodturningbox #woodturning #woodworkingfail #woodbowl #lathework #lathe
Very cool project I was asked to carve. It is a wood carved replica bust of the Michigan state record black buffalo. This thing is bigger than it looks.
Two words: Christmas shopping. Do your shopping at the Calvary Chapel Arts and Crafts Festival this Saturday, November 17th. These are just a few of the things you’ll see in my booth and they make great gifts. #turnedwood #lathe #christmasshopping #woodturning #gifts