In the Shop: Loom Sketches

Every once in a while we like to check in on the WWGOA editors to see what they’re up to in the shop. Here’s your chance to get to know the faces and personalities behind WWGOA and take a peek into their own worlds. I get a few commissions – the latest is from my… Read more »

In the Shop: Biscuit Jiggery

Every once in a while we like to check in on the WWGOA editors to see what they’re up to in the shop. Here’s your chance to get to know the faces and personalities behind WWGOA and take a peek into their own worlds. This month I’m making boxes. Lots of them. In my book,… Read more »

In the Shop: Treasure Boxes

Every once in a while we like to check in on the WWGOA editors to see what they’re up to in the shop. Here’s your chance to get to know the faces and personalities behind WWGOA and take a peek into their own worlds. I just assembled eight extra “treasure box kits” from a class… Read more »

In the Shop: Miter Madness

Every once in a while we like to check in on the WWGOA editors to see what they’re up to in the shop. Here’s your chance to get to know the faces and personalities behind WWGOA and take a peek into their own worlds. It’s Miter Madness at my shop this month. I’m cutting parts… Read more »

In The Shop: George’s Flag Box

Every once in a while we like to check in on the WWGOA editors to see what they’re up to in the shop. Here’s your chance to get to know the faces and personalities behind WWGOA and take a peek into their own worlds. I love how walnut and cherry look together, so I chose… Read more »

In the Shop: Turned Walnut Plates

Every once in a while we like to check in on the WWGOA editors to see what they’re up to in the shop. Here’s your chance to get to know the faces and personalities behind WWGOA and take a peek into their own worlds. I just finished a nice turning commission. It’s a set of… Read more »

In the Shop: Cremation Urns

Curly maple cremation urns with wedge accent keys. I sell a few cremation urns each year – mostly by word-of-mouth and nearly always on short notice. (I keep a few in inventory.) Sometimes I get a request in advance of actual need. That sure works better for me! I recently received a request from a… Read more »

In the Shop: Where’s Bruce?

What am I working on currently? Well today I needed to do some house repairs. One project was to fix a kitchen cabinet door hinge where the screw holes were stripped out from excessive use. No problem. I filled the holes with glue, hammered in some round toothpicks, let the glue dry, flushed the toothpicks… Read more »

In the Shop: Turning Bowls

I have dabbled a bit with woodturning over the years, but in the past 6 months I added a nice new lathe to my shop and really got into it. I’ve now turned over 40 bowls, mostly green but a few dry ones as well. I’m learning a lot about bowl gouge technique, sharpening, proper… Read more »

In the Shop: Catchin’ Up on Stools

I teach a lot of woodworking classes at the Nature Center in our community. Mostly the classes involve pre-cut kits from my shop. Students range in age from about 8 to 80. At the end of each class I generally have 2 or 3 “spare” kits left over. They tend to accumulate and go unassembled… Read more »