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A little pot of gratitude.

My craftivism submission. It’s been a tough year for all of us; pesonal health, mental health, seperation from family and career/financial fears. But, no matter how much this year tries to drag us down I never fail to forget the hard working health care staff that are putting themselves at risk everyday. All that is …

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Christmas decoration

Iron wood with gold band

Maple Chalice w/Walnut accent

Approx 3 1/2 in dia/ 7 inch height. Use of texturing tools and beading incorporated. Shellac spray on finish. Dave John

Olive Ash Chalice

Olive Ash chalice, 5″tall x 4″dia

Chalice attempt

Wasn’t sure of the difference between a goblet and a chalice so I hope this qualifies for this month’s challenge.

Texturing Fun

These three tops are the beginning of this year’s couple hundred spinning tops I make each year, each one with its own unique texturing pattern and colors. I make them for donated children’s holiday gifts that my local police department hands out each year.

July Honey Dipper Challenge

Thanks to Lucky the dog for the approval, but here is my first challenge submission!

Honey dipper and bowl

My contribution to the two monthly challenges. Honey dipper, my first, from a scrap piece of popular, finished with mineral oil. The bowl is a take on Martin’s bowl last week. Outside is complete. Black gloss paint and iridescent green and blue paint “sea grass”, then Hampshire sheen gloss over the top. Wood is 6” …

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June Challenges: Spinning Tops and YoYos

Members of the brand new Woodturning360 Club had an easy start to their members challenges with Spinning Tops and YoYo’s. Here’s the slideshow of their work

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