So I went and did it. I sold my General International midi lathe, but of course after close to three months without turning, I could not just sit there and do flat work. My sanity would have been jeopardized. I turned around to what I hope will be my last lathe. The Nova Galaxi DVR.... Continue Reading →
You may remember that a couple of weeks ago, I expressed my disappointment with General International, the power tool company. My problem with my lathe is finally solved, and has turned out well, thanks to a very efficient and knowledgeable technician. After spending about two months waiting for a main board I ordered from China,... Continue Reading →
Here is a simple woodturning project I made for my 4 y.o. niece. It is about 7 inches tall, and painted with nontoxic paint. This is another example of a very basic toy that kids appreciate more than more modern objects with bells and whistles. All comments welcome! Patrick Savard
When my girlfriend was pregnant with my son about nine years ago, the clinic announced to us on December 23rd at 16:00 that our baby had trisomy 14, a very rare condition that would either mean that he would die the instant he was born or else that his life expectancy would be a maximum... Continue Reading →
My girlfriend`s uncle, a man I always appreciated very much for his joy and his sound advice, was terminally ill with cancer last fall. One day, I decided to do something for him: I washed and waxed his car, his last pride in this world. Seeing as he could not drive it anymore, it looked... Continue Reading →
The pieces of wood that transformed into these bowls were salvaged from a scrap pile. Birch, both 10 inches in diameter. Which shape do you prefer?
One of my Christmas projects about a year ago was to make puppets for the kids in the family. I made the dragon whose picture I posted a few days ago, along with three doll-like puppets. But my prototype remains one of my favorite projects ever. I tried to make a puppet of Tin Man... Continue Reading →
I keep thinking of wood projects I can make for my children, so they can give them again to their own children in their turn. And one of the most useful items is a stool. Here is my first attempt at it, for my daughter. It is made out of 100-y.o. birch. Close to 10... Continue Reading →