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Attended the Tennessee Association of Woodturners Symposium

Linda and I went to the Tennessee Association of Woodturners symposium last Friday and Saturday. The weather improved to just enough to go even though the pet sitter couldn’t get out of his driveway until Friday. It was the first time I had attended a TAW event. It was well run and everything seemed to … Continue reading »

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The End of 2013

It has been a while, but I’m back at my blog. I hope to keep it up and add to it more often now that our lives have settled down a bit. You will probably notice a new theme on this page. The old one was dated and balky when it came to adding widgets … 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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Recently I made a post regarding the cutting down of the largest sassafras tree in the state of Georgia. At the time I didn’t have an image to share. Now I do. One of our woodturning club members visited the farm and talked with Robert Asbury who said he was a caretaker on the property … Continue reading »

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How NOT to lay tile

This is one of my non-wood posts. A few months ago, we had new tile laid in our master bath. We removed the old tile and backer board, so all the tilers had to do was lay the new backer board, lay the tile and grout. It was admittedly a tricky job. The room is … Continue reading »

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Georgia Cowboy Poets Gathering

We attended the 16th annual Georgia Cowboy Poets Gathering last Saturday evening. (March 3rd, 2012) and it was great fun. Performers from the Douglas County Cowboy Poets as well as musicians Bill Turnipseed, David Fillingim, and Justin Hicks sang, yodeled and played guitar, fiddle and harmonica. There were Old West and traditional cowboy songs and … Continue reading »

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Blog Post by ShadowDogDesigns

Thanks to ShadowDogDesigns for including me in one of her collections. Find her blog post at: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog_post/ShadowDogDesigns/6924.

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Carroll County Empty Bowls

Linda and I took part in the Carroll County Empty Bowls event today. This is the fourth year we have participated. We unpack and put out the bowls and it is like Christmas as a kid. You never know what the next bowl will be. Each one is a beauty in its own way and … Continue reading »

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Roaming Around the North Georgia Mountains

Linda and I just got back from a couple of days roaming around the North Georgia mountains – or what passes for mountains in this part of the country. We visited the Foxfire art show at the Unicoi Lodge near Helen, GA. It was our first time to attend and it is small, but a … Continue reading »

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