Monday, March 30, 2009

The Market

I sell my wood turnings at a local grower's and crafter's market on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The market started on the 17th of March, but we were in Washington State visiting, so I didn't start until the next week. While at the Thursday market a lady was looking at some of my coffee scoops and remarked that she would like something a bit bigger to use as a water dipper. Well, I can't pass up a challenge like that so I turned this:
Came out pretty nice I think.
It is made from myrtlewood and is 13 1/2" long and the bowl is 3 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" deep, holding just under 1 cup. I hope she comes back this Thursday and takes a look at it to see if it is what she wants.
Thanks for looking in.

Speed Sticks

My daughter-in-law, Joanna, knits and she uses large knitting needles called speed sticks. On our recent visit we were looking at hers and I mentioned I could make her a pair.
These are and these are 15" long and 25mm in diameter made from Port Orford Cedar which makes them lightweight and nicely figured. They are on their way to her now for evaluation and critique. Maybe I'll be making more.

Monday, March 23, 2009

S and P Shakers

S and P Shakers
Originally uploaded by woodikidyou

Here is something I have been playing with for quite a while and just recently ordered some bungs for the bottoms. These are made from Myrtlewood and are not as highly figured as some but still have a very nice grain to them. They will become part of my display at the Rogue Valley Growers and Craftes Market which started today in Ashland and will begin Thursday in Medford. I'll be there starting next week, 3/24, since we are going to WA to see our kids and grandkids tomorrow.
I'll be back.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Alex's clock II

Alex's clock II
Originally uploaded by woodikidyou
Since I made something for our granddaughter, we thought it only right to make something for our grandson as well. Here is a nice sized clock we though he might be able to use.
Made from a slab of Black Walnut I have been seasoning, it really has some beautiful figuring and the classic dark brown coloring.
Hope he likes it as well.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Flower vase

We are going up to Washington to visit later this month, our granddaughter is singing in a school play. We thought it might be neat to bring her a bouquet of flowers for her debut, just like on broadway, etc.
Then we thought another nice gift might be a vase made by grandpa to keep some of the flowers in after her performance.
Anyway, I grabbed a piece of wood (Myrtlewood of course) and it told me what shape to make.
I think the colors speak for themselves and the figuring is just wonderful.
I hope she will keep it as a treasure and enjoys it a long long time.
Let me know what you think of it.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 6, 2009


I was playing poker the other night and one of the ladies received some jiggers or shot glasses from another player who had been traveling, to add to her collection.
I asked if she had any wooden shot glasses and she said no, she didn't know anything like that existed. I said I had made some in the past but didn't have any right now so I would make one for her. She was delighted with the one I gave the next day and many of the others thought they were nice as well, so I thought I would make a few more and add to my shops.
Here are a couple that I made the next day and they are listed in both of my shops.
They are of course, Oregon Myrtlewood.
Hope you enjoy them.