Monthly Archives: August 2010

Jackson’s Landing

Just some cute photos from a trip we took to Jackson's Landing on the weekend before last. The weather was perfect, but for some reason there was absolutely nobody there. We had the whole place to ourselves, right up until right when we were getting ready to leave. Weird.

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Lathe Project – Bowl

Here's another project I've been working on using the lathe - a small bowl. I actually started this project several weeks ago, but have been sidetracked by other projects in the meantime. So it isn't really any further along yet than you see here. All I've done so far is rough out the shape of the outside of the bowl. But what I like about these pictures is the before-and-after effect. You can see how much of the wood blank gets turned into shavings even from just this first step. It was fun to do, so far. But I can tell I've got a lot to learn. I kept getting 'catches' with my gouge. I don't know if that's because of my technique, or because my chisel was starting to get dull. I've sharpened all of my chisels since then. So once I start working on this bowl again, I'll have a better idea where the problem was.

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Marble Machine

I haven't posted anything about it yet, but I think a lot of you have heard about it already, as Sean talks about it constantly. He and I have been building a modular marble machine based on plans from this site. It's taken a long time, and it still isn't finished - but it's definitely in a 'playable' state right now. Next time you're visiting, ask Sean if you can see it. I'm sure he'll be more than happy to oblige!

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Sleepover Pics

Sorry it's been so slow here lately - I was having some trouble with my web host, and wasn't able to post anything. So expect a small burst of posts over the next day or two, as I get caught up. Here's one to start - some pics from a sleepover last month.

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