Tuesday, November 01, 2016

yesterday and today.

Yesterday I spent most of the day going through my wood storage in the shop removing wood that will be used for making workbenches at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. I plan to invite area woodworkers to join me in April to make work benches for the bench room. Sorting through my lumber supply also gives me the opportunity to do deep cleaning in my wood shop in preparation for artist studio tours happening this coming weekend, November 4, 5 and 6.

At Clear Spring School today we have a new lathe arriving by truck that I'll move into the shop and get set up for bowl turning. I am also working on table designs.

Make, fix, create, and suggest others learn likewise.


  1. Anonymous11:48 AM

    The picture reminds of my issue at home: My young daughter struggles with sawing. A coping saw does the job best. But for larger pieces a handsaw would be better/more efficient. What type of saws do you recommend (says 1st-4th)? Seems as if the kids in your workshop use throw-away-japanese-type-pull-saws, right?
    kind regards,

  2. René, we use a variety of saws including coping saws, when the students need to make a curved cut. The Japanese style pull saw is good for straight cuts and thicker wood. I don't consider the Japanese saws as being throw-aways saws, as a replaceable blade can last several years.

  3. replaceable...that's the word I was looking for. Thanks! Sometimes lack of wisdom.
    A robust pull-saw might be a solution to my daughters struggle with sawing. the grip angled to floor hasn't been in my mind. I will give it a try.
    so far,