I wrote five weeks ago about how time flies.

January 2, 2015

It still flies while you’re having fun. DECEMBER involved tree service work, volunteer service at Calico Rock Museum and SalvationArmy red kettle, some more leaf gathering and cleanup and last but not least the reorganization of two workshops. The art of shoehorning a lot of stuff into tight storage places is a skill I appreciate […]

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My how time flies…

November 30, 2014

That saying has a second part…”when you’re having fun”. My previous blog done October 30 was about the one day special event in Mountain Home. I took my spinning tops and Easy Wood Tools. Our Club members didn’t let the cold wind keep them home but the audience was not as many as we could […]

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Special Event this Saturday in Mountain Home

October 30, 2014

Ozark Woodturners club presents their annual Wood Show and Sale at Baxter County Fairgrounds off the south end of the 62 Bypass from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission free, demos happening all day and you’ll be glad you came to see our talents and skills with wood.

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Late October and changes have been successfully made.

October 26, 2014

With time, effort, some lumber and materials and tremendous help of my friend Daniel Lopez the remodeling of my workshop at home is almost finished. We added 32 board feet of high level shelving and stored many items that are seldom used but still worth keeping. My spinning tops are selling at three local retail […]

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Sherman’s Tops is moving to the home workshop.

September 26, 2014

By October 9 my craft workshop will be at home instead of the Ozark Folk Center. Very soon this web site will have pricing and photos for customers to be served online.

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At last, a new Jet lathe model 1221-VS is on its stand, a new three-drawer two-shelf tool cart by Northern Tool.

February 5, 2014

The foot lathe craft shop has a new piece of equipment, for last month I sold the blue FISCH lathe to a friend who needed it to make toys for kids. Within two weeks I bought its replacement at BALLEW saw & TOOL in Springfield, MO and a new mobile stand from Northern Tool. The […]

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My five sizes of crafted Spinning Tops displayed on a tiered stand made of old barn wood (constructed before 1910)

October 13, 2013
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A turn away from top spindles to a pair of handles for loppers

October 3, 2013

Six months ago a wood turning project came to my shop and I selected the hickory from last year’s spring pole of the Foot Lathe. The project finally started this week to make hickory handles for an antique set of shrub and branch loppers. The old handles were made with ash wood and might possibly […]

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Wood turning has a magical effect on wood

September 19, 2013

Like magic before your every eyes a piece of wood can become a work of art, a useful implement, a spinning toy, a part for a wooden assembly, a spindle for furniture, a dowel for a rack or suspension. The list is almost endless. Yesterday two visitors happened by my craft shop at the Ozark […]

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Class titles (4) for March 2014 Folk School

September 12, 2013

Monday class: wood identification and preparation will cover tree wood conditions, seasoning, sources, six components of tree system sad how to read characteristics of wood. Tuesday & Wednesday: Woodturning 101 covers lathe construction, terminology, parts, accessories, power systems, safety requirements, maintenance, sources, turning tools, sharpening old style gouges, carbide tipped tools, abrasives, adhesives. In 15 […]

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