April 7, 2020

Everyone is stuck at home these days so there is a bit more time to write. I alternate my time between working in my shop turning and finishing bowls and writing and posting on...

April 5, 2020

It is challenging to avoid the stress and anxiety of the isolation that distancing brings during the Corona virus pandemic. My cure is to spend a lot of time in the wood turning...

April 1, 2020

A local logger brought me a beautiful birch burl a few weeks ago. I paid him well for it. It is good to help people in our rural community since many are struggling with the Cor...

March 29, 2020

This white cedar burl came from the UP of Michigan and has the most amazing thick and knobby bark. The burl and bowl (10.25" in diameter, 9.9" in height) are shown in images bel...

February 28, 2020

I decided to turn an old birch burl that was obtained from a friend in Hovland, my home town. The burl weighed about 90 pounds (diameter of 21 inches) with most of the bark gone...

February 18, 2020

In a previous blog post (January 20, 2020) I described turning a 23" diameter bowl from a 250 lb oak burl. You should look at that post before reading this one. Since that post...

February 17, 2020

I have been saving several large birch burls for turning on my new Stubby S1000 lathe. Today I turned the largest so far. The burl measured 30 inches in length, 20 inches wide,...

January 20, 2020

I received a large oak burl by UPS from a customer in New Jersey. The package weighed in at 126 pounds, and the burl easily weighed over 100 pounds. This burl was actually about...

December 28, 2019

I turned a large birch burl on the new Stuby S1000 lathe. This is the second large burl turned on this lathe, so I am giving the lathe a real work out and learning how to best u...

December 12, 2019

Finally, I turned a large burl on my new S1000 (3 hp) Stubby lathe. This burl was 2 ft in diameter, thick, and very heavy (about 90 lbs). I used my shop crane to help get it on...

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