Woodworking

Desert Woodturning Roundup Mesa, AZ 2013

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Last weekend I demonstrated at the Desert Woodturning Roundup in Mesa, Arizona. I had 6 rotations, 2 on combining metal with wood, 2 on gilding turned vessels and 2 on creating patinas on vessels.

There was a great line up of Demonstrators :

J. Paul Fennel who lives in Scottsdale and does some amazing pierced and carved hollow vessels.

Richard …

Woodworking

Student Cuts Dovetails on the Bandsaw

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I had a student in mid November 2012 that traveled from North Carolina to take a  5 day private class with me.  One of the things she was interested in learning was my method of cutting dovetails using the bandsaw and getting that “hand cut” look.

She had been taught by a Master Craftsman from the UK to use a …

Guitar making

Sebastopol Guitar Festival

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Woodworking is about passion and guitar making is a form of that passion. Woodworking is challenging enough but building a guitar requires making something out of wood that not only looks good but also sounds good.

Kevin Russell is a musician and show promoter who lives in Seabastopol Calif. Kevin is so passionate about guitars that he decided to stage …

Double Bevel Marquetry

Working Out the Bugs

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The good folks at Popular Woodworking magazine invited me to do some demonstrations at the Woodworking in America show in Pasadena last October.

One of my demos was on double bevel marquetry so I decided to make a small sample of something to show the people in my class.

I decided to try and make a “bug”.

Bug

Yellow heart made …