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Turning Southern Style Registration is open

Registration for the Turning Southern Style XXI symposium is now open. The Georgia Association of Woodturners (GAW) presents its annual symposium “Turning Southern Style XXI”.  This year’s event will again be held at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, GA.  With our impressive slate of demonstrators, a large group of Vendors, and a … Continue reading »

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New Bottle Stoppers on Etsy

I just added a bunch more bottle stoppers to my Etsy store.

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Crazy Canadian Passes

I just learned that Paul Moore, the Crazy Canadian passed away on December 28th, 2013. I first met Paul at a woodworking show several years ago and have spent a few minutes  talking with him every time I came across him at a show. He was always willing to take time for a short conversation. … Continue reading »

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Etsy Shop

Well, I broke down and started an Etsy shop. There sure is a lot to learn – again. Artfire has been about paying for itself, which means I’m working for them and not for myself. I’m going to keep that shop open for a while to see what happens, but I don’t think it will … Continue reading »

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2013 Atlanta Mini Maker Faire

I’m going to be part of the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire again this year. I will be making tops for kids like I did last year. From the web site:“The third annual Atlanta Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Georgia Tech from 10am to 5pm. Featuring both established and emerging … Continue reading »

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Hydrangea Festival

Over the weekend, I demonstrated at our local Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival where I made spinning tops for kids – and a few for those that are no longer kids, but are kids at heart. Most people have never seen a lathe before and have no idea how it works, so it invariably draws a … Continue reading »

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Biggest Sassafras in Georgia

Rutledge Sunflower Farm was, until recently, the site of the largest known sassafras tree in Georgia. The tree had to be taken down and my woodturning club was fortunate to get some of the wood. We are turning items to be sold at their 2012 Sunflower Festival June 30-July 1. Proceeds of the items made … Continue reading »

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Profile of me by Blue Morning Expressions

Nice profile of me by one of the Checked In Today guild members. Thanks Julie and Blu from BlueMorningExpressions! Click here to see it.

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Great New Bottle Stoppers Added to Artfire Shop

I have added about a dozen great new bottle stoppers to my Artfire shop. Please stop by and take a look. All are made from beautiful exotic woods and solid stainless steel parts. They include silicone rubber seals for a solid, secure seal. If properly inserted, you can even turn the bottle upside down and … Continue reading »

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Artfire Collection: Reds and Naturals

Thanks to luvncrafts for including one of my big leaf maple bangles in their “Reds and Naturals” Artfire collection. Take a look:

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