wood joinery / garden contest entry

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Blog series by scottb updated 07-31-2007 03:50 AM 4 parts 4217 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: my challenge

07-29-2007 05:08 AM by scottb | 3 comments »

Ah, life. It’s what happens while you’re busy making other plans. I had (ok, still have) a great idea for both contests. Yes, two birds with one stone. And what was even better, was that it required only small amounts of time and attention, spread out over the duration of the contest. It was required actually. As I would be turning pieces of green wood, and needed to stagger the assembly, so as the pieces could dry gradually and mother nature could do the joinery for me. No need f...

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Part 2: another perspective

07-29-2007 05:12 AM by scottb | 0 comments »

It’s funny how this contest challenges you to think about wood in different ways. At first you think of how to replace nails with dowels or dovetails… then as designs get too complex, the mind broadens and figures out how to strip away the clutter and simplify the design or the plan. (I’ve always been good with simplification – resume’ as it were) It finally ocurred to me, just tonight, that the baskets my sister made (we have two, a wine basket and a stair ba...

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Part 3: more turning in one day...

07-30-2007 05:44 AM by scottb | 7 comments »

To date, the most time I’ve spent at the lathe was 3 hours – and that was in a small classroom setting practing beads and coves – 1/2 the time playing and getting a feel for the tools, and the rest of the time trying to make deliberate shapes – while contantly dealing with catches. Today, I began working on my wood joinery/garden project. 1 hour of planning and cutting, 4 hours straight at the lathe! Also to date, the longest things I’ve turned came in around ...

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Part 4: I'm done turning

07-31-2007 03:50 AM by scottb | 1 comment »

Was running out of daylight to take pictures in, so I had to finish quick… here’s the pieces: and here's the project

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