Saturday, December 17, 2011

First Fluted Bowl


15" diameter

Hand-carved flutes

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Maple Burl Bowl II

Maple Burl Natural Edge Bowl

10" diameter with Tung Oil finish


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Maple Burl Bowl

Maple Burl
12" Dia
2 1/2 " Height and 1 7/8" bowl depth
Tung Oil Finish 


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oktoberfest Top Contest

My top won two blue ribbons!

One in the "most unique" category
one in the "wide open" category.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Many Brands

10" Tall
5.5 Diameter

Monday, August 22, 2011

Under The Magnolia

Cherry wood and 11 1/4" tall by 6" in diameter

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pair of Blackbirds

Blackbird I (left) and Blackbird II (right)

Closed cherry hollow forms.

With their frayed finials,
Blackbird I measures 17" tall x 13" wide
Blackbird II measures 13" tall by 8" wide.

Detail view (Blackbird I).

Detail view of Blackbird I's frayed finial.

Click HERE to see the video.

Thanks for stopping by,

Burning Bush

Cherry hollow form with segmented batik finish.

Detail of frayed finial.

Detail of top.

Another overall view of Burning Bush
(collaborative with my wife, Julie)

Click here to see Burning Bush in motion. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

Julie and I have created collaborative entries for this contest.

The Beast and Belle in the garden

I turned the two Cherry closed hollow forms.

Julie then embellished my turnings ("dressed our entries")
using her segmented batik method.

Belle in the garden

Belle is 5" in diameter and stands 9-1/2" tall.

The Beast in the garden

The Beast measures 6-3/4" in diameter and stands 12" tall.

The Beast and Belle in the ballroom

(and be sure to turn up your speaker volume).


Belle's contest entry (with formal photos) can be found here.

The Beast's contest entry (with formal photos) can be found here.

Voting begins after the September 6, 2011 entrance deadline passes.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Middle of the Night

Cherry - ebonized
12" diameter

Monday, July 11, 2011


Defined as two or more things functioning together
to produce a result not independently obtainable,
synergy arises when two persons with
different yet complementary skills cooperate.

Sweet gum turned green
then embellished with batiks

13" diameter
6" depth

Collaborative with Julie
(woodturner + quilter)

Bottom view of bowl.

All photos will enlarge if clicked and then clicked again.

You can see Julie's process photos here.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Cherry - ebonized


16" diameter
6" depth

Detail view of upper rim.

Detail of edge.

Flash Fire I

Flash Fire I
8" tall
5-1/2" wide

 View from above

Double click for even more detail

Mid South Perspective 2011


2011 Mid South Perspective challenge:
Lidded Vessel with Surprise Inside

Lid detail

The idea for this lid came from a glass platter
that my wife brought back from Finland in 1974.

First peek inside
 Best viewed in a darkened room.

Double click for greater detail

Now you can see why it is named Infinity.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Week at the Folk School

Ambrosia maple - milk paint finish

Ambrosia maple - pyrography, milk paint finish

Cherry - double opening

Ambrosia maple - double opening 

Ambrosia maple

This is what happened during my week in the NC mountains
 at John C. Campbell Folk School woodturning studio.

Pat, Larry and George examine one of Pat's tools

The best part of the week?
Spending studio, meal, and other time with friends.

(each photo will enlarge if clicked then double clicked)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Barrels of Fun

I am can truly say I had barrels of fun completing my part of the 
Mid-South Woodturners Guild's chapter collaborative challenge
for the 2011 American Association of Woodturners
annual symposium.

White oak
1-1/4" high x 7/8" diameter
Pyrography, stained, and oil finish