Sunday Glue 

I’m finally on a roll with the cases. The initial small case ended up in the junk pile due to bad cuts. Fortunately, I had more wood and the second round went smoothly. Now the cases are drying with clamps secured. Monday morning I’ll start working on the next portion of the finishing. I stillContinue reading “Sunday Glue “

Casing the Rings

  Slowly it’s coming together. A bit more fidgeting required to accommodate the cut tree ring panel.  I’m so glad to have the bench router as part of the tool collection. It worked like magic once I figured out how to use it. Hopefully the cases will be glued up and dry by Sunday afternoon.Continue reading “Casing the Rings”

Power tools 

  One week until the show hanging and I’m still trying to finish cases. This is the time I wish for the power tool fairy to complete the project. She hasn’t been seen for months! What a slacker! So, I’ll slog onwards through the process , building character and skills as it progresses.   YesterdayContinue reading “Power tools “

Wood

The last couple of days have been spent, in part, hanging out with the cats and woodworking tools in the garage. The lamp base numbers have dwindled to zero and that means someone (ME) has to get busy.  I purchased a couple of 6ft hemlock boards to create bases. After the initial cuts, I hadContinue reading “Wood”

Albany Garden Tour

Saturday was a most glorious day for a garden tour. Warm! Up into the low 80’s! Needless to say I was a bit more enthusiastic with the photos at the beginning than later on. 7 stops total, but our group skipped the one closest to our house because we already know the setting. We startedContinue reading “Albany Garden Tour”

Portal Project: Specimen 379 almost complete!

A foggy grey day has greeted us on 11.11.11 here in the Willamette Valley. Not terribly surprising since it was so foggy last night on the dog walk (but under the full moon light!). This morning I plugged in the sculpture to enjoy it’s glow while sipping a cup of tea & listening to Debussy.Continue reading “Portal Project: Specimen 379 almost complete!”

Moving towards new products…

Woodworking is a love/hate relationship at my studio. I need to create using wood in order to help display other works, but really lack confidence and tool know how. My father is a good wood crafter, producing furniture, building houses & cabinetry, but I have not yet taken advantage of his knowledge (and he’s 84Continue reading “Moving towards new products…”