Saturday, October 27, 2012

Last spring when the wind was blowing around here, I found this wood for the taking.
I don't know the kind of wood. It has beautiful grain.Wish I had taken some more

Sunday, July 8, 2012


This is a 1932 Ford Phaeton. It has several types of wood used in its makeup.

The body chassis is oak, engine block is myrtle, top and sides are walnut, seats and trunk are maple, running boards are birch and the radiator is plywood.

Air conditioning—just open the windows.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


These three bowls are made of Chinese Elm. The branch was only about five inches in diameter. The dark areas indicate where the branches came out of the limb. Makes for a very beautiful design in the bowl.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Roadster

The little family roadster was fun to make. Looks like
it might be for the younger set. Racing on the streets,
ha, ha. I never did that, mainly because I never had a car.
It doesn't even have a rumble seat. I think it could
make it to 60 MPH in about 20 minutes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


This is an "old" refrigerator that I use as a kiln. After removing all the "inners", I drilled a series of holes in the top and bottom. After placing a 15 watt bulb inside, this allowed warm air to flow in the bottom and out the top.

A bowl that is "rough turned" to about 3/4 inch thick will be dry in about thirty days. Then  it can be reshaped, sanded and finished with oil, varnish,  shellac, etc.

Some of the bowls now drying are Chinese elm and ash. The temperature stays about 80 degrees F.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Sometimes I deviate from bowls and miniatures.
I have made lots of school letters. One that I made
(YALE) set on a ladies desk in China.

Two of the prominent schools in my area are
USC & UCLA. Of course USC occupies the
top spot since that is my alma mater.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Golf anyone?

This was a fun little vehicle to make. Made of walnut, birch and oak.

Golf, a fun and exasperating game.

Not quite a full set of clubs.
Two woods, one iron and a putter.

What is your handicap?

Woods, irons, or putter, that's my handicap.