Category Archives: Others

A welding project

In the Sculpture Welding class I’m taking, the first project was to create a piece of furniture using the demonstrated welding techniques. So, I made a stool. I figured a stool is something I can always use in my studio regardless of how well it turned out.
Even though this is a welding class, I wanted to combine some wood into the project. The wood is walnut and most of the steel is 1” x 1/8” hot rolled. During construction of the steel frame I used a MIG welder, Hossfeld bender and lots of angle grinder sanding disks & cutoff wheels.

In designing this project, I took inspiration from Sam Maloof chairs. The front legs are straight while the rear legs have a curve and none of the wood sections form 90-degree corners.

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The Detroit Area Woodturners biennial gallery show was held November 10th thru December 7th. This year’s location was the Pontiac Creative Art Center which is where we have our club meetings. Twenty-seven club members entered three turnings each with a total of eight categories being judged. My turning called “Ripples” won the Best of Show award. It was sold before the end of the opening reception.

Ripples is a wall hanging measuring 27 x 18. It took two years for me to complete.

My other two entries in the show were:

Stanley, which also sold during the show.

And Vortex.

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Sneak Peek

A peek at what I’m currently working on.


Hum, what can that be?

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Thumb Area Artist’s Exhibition

I have two entries in the upcoming Thumb Area Artist’s Exhibition. Running August 30th 2013 through September 20th 2013 at the Starkweather Arts Center in Romeo Michigan. The exhibit will be judged by David Korff, a reception and awards presentation will be held on Friday September 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Stop in during the three week run and see all the local art.



Burgundy Vase

Burgundy Vase

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