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Piercing, Branding & Inlay At The NWG

Piercing, Branding & Inlay At The NWG

The feature of this month’s meeting of the Nova Woodturners Guild was a presentation by Zalman Amit. Zalman is a local woodturner, a member of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and was one of the judges for our woodturning competition last month. Zalman took us on a tour through three different finishing approaches that […]

03/29/10 – Woodworking Tips And Tidbits

Here’s the latest collection of woodworking tips and tricks: 1. To stop raised panel doors from rattling place a couple of dabs of silicon caulk in the grooves of the rail and stiles and allow it to dry prior to door assembly. The caulk will cushion the panel. 2. If you are concerned about the […]

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Ash Hollow Form With Pauduk Flute

Now here is an interesting item. It’s a small vase made of Ash that has a flute made of Pauduk. It is about 5 inches tall, 3 1/2 inches in diameter at its widest and an 1 1/2 inches at its base. The Pauduk flute is 1 1/2″ tall. The interesting thing about this project […]

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The AWA Annual General Meeting

This month’s meeting of the Atlantic Woodworkers Association was our Annual General Meeting. In addition, we also had a report on our nesting box project, a Show and Tell, a Q & A session and a draw for a set of Sorby woodturning tools! The meeting got off to a quick start with reviews of […]

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A Calabash Bowl Made Of Poplar

Here’s the Calabash bowl that I made at the seminar with Mike Mahoney that I attended a few weeks ago. A Calabash bowl is of African descent and was originally made from Calabash gourds. Today it refers to any round bottomed bowl. This Calabash bowl is made of Poplar and is around 8″ in diameter […]

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A Day With Bowl Turner Mike Mahoney

I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar with renowned bowl maker, Mike Mahoney. Mike has been a professional woodturner since 1989 and he specializes in utility items such as salad bowls, plates, and platters. He also creates, and is rightfully identified with, beautiful screw-top urns and natural-edge nesting bowls. This one day seminar […]

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The Peyoke Medicine Bowl

Here’s a project that I had in my head for quite some time and I was finally inspired to make it for the recent Nova Woodturners Woodturning Competition. I call it ‘Peyoke Medicine Bowl’. The Peyoke Medicine Bowl is a tribal mortar and pestle. A mortar and pestle is a tool used to crush, grind […]

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NWG Woodturning Competition 2010

The Nova Woodturners Guild 2010 Woodturning Competition was held this past weekend and like the others before it was a great show! No, it was a fantastic show! No, it was a super show! Yeah, that was it. There were almost fifty pieces entered by twenty different entrants with styles that ranged from furniture to […]

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