I’ve always wanted to turn a chess set, but the idea of making so many identical pieces just doesn’t seem that appealing to me. This got the little gears in my head thinking of other games with matching pieces, that… Read More... "Bar Skittles"
embellishments Now that you know how to make a basic pen, it’s time to discuss how we can add a little extra bling. Personally I like the elegance of a simple design in a pen, but there are many options… Read More... "A beginner’s guide to pen making – part 3"
My latest youtube video shows how I turn my segmented birds. This certainly wasn’t my idea, I found pictures of this online while researching project ideas. I immediately fell in love with these little creations and found they’re a great… Read More... "Turning segmented birds"
Preparation Find and prepare a template you like. Print and cut out a template of each doll so it has a quarter of the final shape. The easiest way is to cut out the individual dolls from the full template… Read More... "Turning nesting dolls (Matryoshka dolls)"
As the year is nearing the end it’s time to look back and reflect. 2019 was a productive year. I made about 8 bowls, 9 segmented birds, 2 bottle stoppers, 2 dozen pens and Christmas ornaments, a handful of snowmen,… Read More... "A year in review – 2019"
As I was rounding of the year I started organizing my photos and realized I hadn’t shared some bowls I created this year. These three bowls were quite popular. the laminated wenge and oak bowl was a gift for my… Read More... "bowls, birds and ornaments"
As I was taking pictures of the inventory I took to the craft market, I realized a number of the items weren’t shown on this blog so far. I guess I was too busy making them and forgot about sharing.… Read More... "State of the inventory"
Together with some fellow woodcarving students I set up my first stand at a craft market yesterday. Even though sales weren’t fantastic to say the least, it was a great day. I met a lot of nice people and had… Read More... "First craft market"
I’m really enjoying working on segmented pens lately. They provide that something extra that really makes the pen stand out. I’ve finished two of these lately one with oak and wengé used in a straight and one which started life… Read More... "Segmented pens"