You’ve heard it before. “You can never have too many clamps.” Maybe not, but it sure can feel that way unless they are under control and organized. If your clamps aren’t organized you feel like this…
Hey everyone, I’ve opened a shop on Etsy! Let’s see how this thing does! My shop name is woodshopmikestudio. Check it out, hopefully I’ll be adding some salad bowls to the listing soon! Have a great day!
It’s been quite a while since I’ve turned a chip-n-dip platter, so it’s good to be making one again. This is a beautiful piece of ambrosia maple with some lovely birdseye and lots of character. I’ve rough turned the piece and it’s now soaking in a denatured alcohol bath. I’ll be fitting it with a […]
For the past few days, I’ve been rough turning some salad bowls. I’ll be finishing off my supply of hickory with these bowls. Maybe now I can tackle the rest of my lumber pile before I acquire as much Box Elder as I can handle in March!!! So, to the point of this post… My […]
Just a quick post to show my work from last night. My wife had to sleep at work due to pending inclement weather. Apparently I worried a bit too much about road conditions and suggested that my wife go in… Anyways, I drowned my loneliness in wood shavings and finished up my lot of hickory. […]
Over the years of exploring wood turning forums, a name began appearing, Thompson Lathe Tools.
While turning some 20″ platters, I came to the realization that my beloved lathe needs a new heart. Not just any heart, a bigger, stronger, slower heart. Slower?Yes, a new motor was in order for my lathe. The 2hp is good, but when turning large pieces at low speed, it lacks the torque needed. So, […]
This is a little cedar bowl I made back in 2012 and put on display at the Sunset River Marketplace. I really enjoy turning cedar. The contrast in the wood along with the smell make it a joy to work with. Anyways, it sold last month!!! Knowing that someone likes your work enough to pay […]