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Beginners turning class

On Saturday May 6th I taught my first class at Rockler in South Portland, Maine.  We did a beginners class and went over several aspects of turning which included how to clean and set-up the lathe to make their turning more enjoyable each day. How to sharpen their turning tools using the One-way Wolverine system. …

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Casting Custom Alumilite Pen Blanks

In my last post there was a video showing the opening up and then the cutting of a block of custom poured Alumilite pen blanks. In today’s post I’m going to show how we made another block of custom pen blanks out of Alumilite. This block is a very dark blue and yellow Alumilite pour …

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Learned something new

Recently I learned how to create my own custom acrylic blanks and this video shows me opening up the form used, cutting the blanks and a finished pen from my first custom acrylic pour.    

A Journey: Transforming a log – Part 1

I get asked a lot of questions about what I do with a log. It might be how do you know where to get the best bowl from a log or what are you going to make from that log. So I’ve decided to take you on a little journey and show you all the things …

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New bowls and stoppers

Over the last week or more I’ve been busy in the shop turning and then adding new bowls and bottle stoppers to the Dailey Woodworking site and in my Etsy store.  I’ve also been working on some new designs and products that I hope you will like but more on that in another post. Today I’m …

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New natural edge bowl

  I hope that everyone had a fine New Years eve and day. The bowl pictured above is the first new piece that I’ve added to my site in the new year. The bowl was hand turned from Curly Maple and features a natural edge running all around the wooden bowl. The bowl is approximately …

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