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.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Buckeye wood bowl

Another of my favorite woods. It is seldom found locally. In one piece colors vary from black to almost white. It often has defects as this bowl shows--a hole in the bottom. I believe some types of defects add to the personality of the wood.

Friday, February 3, 2012

1929 Ford Phateon

This is a 1929 Ford Phateon.

The chassis is made of oak, the engine block is pressed particle board, the fenders are stained oak,
the roof is walnut and side panels
are myrtle wood.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Carob bowl

One of my favorite woods is carob. It has beautiful grain patterns and the heart wood is bright red while the sap wood is white. Makes for some beautiful bowls. It is a native wood.


Friday, January 27, 2012

1921 Model T Ford convertible

This is a 1921 Model T Ford convertible. It is made of various types of wood. Pressed particle wood, maple, walnut and oak. Some pieces are stained. Lots of fun to make.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Myrtle Bowl

Turning bowls is a way of relaxation. I enjoy working with all kinds of wood. This bowl is a myrtle wood that came from Oregon.