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...

November 29, 2019

Stubby lathes are made in Australia and were sold in the US for many years but the company stopped production and distribution in the US several years ago. The company started m...

November 7, 2019

I have turned a lot of burls but the one I turned yesterday was AMAZING in two ways, its appearance and its hidden decay. The first image in the gallery below shows the burl tha...

November 2, 2019

Winter is fast approaching and I am back to turning bowls. I selected a medium sized aspen burl that I purchased up from my logger friend in the UP of Michigan during the summer...

October 4, 2019

I have been in my shop every day from 10 to 5 hosting visitors and doing turning demonstrations for the past seven days as part of this 10 day studio art tour on the north shore...

June 23, 2019

The American hop hornbeam tree has very hard and dense wood. It is frequently called iron wood but that name is shared by other species. The tree has fruit that resembles hops a...

June 15, 2019

Unusual winged maple bowl that contains at least six burls.

June 2, 2019

The fourteenth annual Hovland Arts Festival will be held on July 5 and 6, and I will have a lot of new bowls displayed there. Below is a copy of the festival poster. I create th...

May 27, 2019

I often check the analytics for my web site. Over 50 people visit the site every day (the good news) but most bounce away within a few seconds and never look past the Home page....

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