Saturday, February 23, 2008

I have the back cover!

This is the Spring 2008 Vol 23. No. 1 of American Woodturner.

The text that goes along with this image of my ginkgo leaf bowl (Remembrance) tells the story of how I came by the wood. I've posted pics on the project from log to final product. You can probably do a search on "ginkgo" to find all the relevant posts.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar eclipse

We enjoyed the lunar eclipse last night. Steve and I had to figure out how to use my camera, but this image turned out ok. We had the camera mounted on a Televue scope.

It was very cold last night, so this was especially challenging . . . brrrrr!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

My new carver arrived!

A couple of weeks ago I was out in Arizona visiting Paul and Judy Fennell. While I was there I had a chance to use a carver that Paul wanted me to try, and now my bank account is considerably smaller . . .

However, I have no regrets in purchasing this NSK Z-500 unit. It is a sweet tool - lots of torque, no vibration, very quiet, and it takes 1/8" burs along with 1/32" ones.

I was working on this project in Arizona, and have finished one of the two components.

I'll post a few pics when the piece is done. I have a working title, but I'll save that for when I post the finished pics.