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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What's next?

I'm trying to use these cold days, when the shop is pretty much off-limits, to start planning out new projects for spring.

Specifically, I will be making an all-out effort to get plans published for more advanced bowls. This will be quite a challenge, since I need projects that move the art forward, yet are not too frustrating for the typical scroller.

I'd also like to make more use of veneer, especially dyed colors, for laminations and glue-ups--ideal for holiday-themed projects. Although I generally use natural wood colors, some projects really need that extra jolt that's not found in nature.

But it is very frustrating, not being able to move things ahead the way I'd like, or posting news of my latest projects and discoveries. However, it should only be a matter of weeks before I'm busy making sawdust again.  Can't wait!


  1. Carole it sounds like you need a heater in your shop. My shop is almost complete now, only the security system and blinds on the windows and its done. Of course way over budget.

  2. Got a heater, but it's really meant for weather in the 30's and 40's--not what we've been having! Glad your shop is almost done--be sure to send pictures. Bet you can't wait!

  3. Hi Carole,
    Just got ur book on wooden bowls,you make it look soooo easy. I just got into wood working,Can;t wait to get started on bowls,
    Joe osiel

    1. I think you'll find it pretty simple, once you understand how the table tilt works. Let me know how you make out, and if you have a problem, just give a holler!