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NWG – On Competition Preparation

NWG – On Competition Preparation

The focus of this month’s meeting of the Nova Woodturners Guild was the club’s upcoming 2010 Woodturning Competition. We were fortunate to have John Macnab speaking on the competition preparation, form and artist’s intent. John recently won this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Master Arts Award for his piece entitled CSDC 3-8 (Compound Spiral Double Cone No. […]

More Wine Stoppers

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More Wine Stoppers

Here’s a collect of sixteen more wine stoppers that I did recently. Again, Again, most of them were done with the popular flame style. They were done in a variety of woods including Zebrawood, Red Palm, Thuya, English Walnut, Cocobolo, Pau Rosa, Cherry Burl and Maple. Here’s some closeup photos showing the different stoppers. This […]

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Putting The Magic Into Christmas

After racking my brain for weeks trying to think of something to make for the Atlantic Woodworkers Christmas Toy Drive the idea to make some magic wands popped into my head. I was trying to think of something for kids that were a bit older and with the big interest in the Harry Potter series […]

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AWA Christmas Toy Fest And Social 2009

This month’s meeting of the Atlantic Woodworkers Association was our Annual Wooden Toy Drive and Christmas Social. The meeting was held in the seminar room of our local Lee Valley store. The meeting is centered around the toys that the members have made and brought in for donation to the Salvation Army for distribution to […]

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A Maple Vessel With A Little Secret Fun

Here’s a small vessel that I finally finished last week. I say ‘finally’ because I started it in the early summer and it has been just sitting on the bench all this time waiting for a lid. I guess I should have said that I ‘finally’ finished the lid. It is made of Maple with […]

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A Marking Knife And Scraper Burnisher

Here’s a couple of tool handles that I recently turned. One was for a marking knife and the other was for a scraper burnisher. Several months ago I ordered the hardware kits for these tools from Czeck Edge Hand Tools. Shortly after ordering I realized a mistake in my shipping info and sent them off […]

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A Few More Wine Stoppers

I was able to find some time to make a few more wine stoppers recently. This is one of the nice things about doing these little projects. There is very little setup and they don’t require much time to turn. They’re a great project if you only have an hour here or an hour there. […]

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NWG – Marketing And Pricing Our Wares

The focus of this month’s meeting of the Nova Woodturners Guild was a journey into the mysterious world of pricing and marketing of craft items. The guest speakers were members Don Moore and Stephen Zwerling who both gave us lots of important and thought provoking ideas for selling our woodturned products. The meeting opened with […]

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