Friday, April 6, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Years ago I used to make a hollow form that had an undulated opening that I made with a spindle sander. I did really well at the shows with them. It was a simple embellishment that would add value to a piece without much effort. While I was getting ready for a trip to do some workshops last week the process reoccurred to me. I can't believe I forgot about this. Here's a few pictures of the hollow forms I did last week.
Posted by Mike Mahoney at 10:49 AM
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Friday, December 30, 2011
It has been since last Spring since I have roughed out any bowls. I am definitely out of shape. My arms are screaming. The gouge was literally bouncing off the wood by the end of the day. I thought it was the grind on my tool. This is a younger mans game. Must take more breaks. I'll try that today.
Posted by Mike Mahoney at 7:01 AM
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Here is my version of the Sierra cup. Believe it or not these are turned. I have the sore knuckles to prove it. Turn the interior with the handle connected, sand, and carve. I got the idea from a cup I bought in Norway years ago. My cups are very similar to the one I got there except mine are partially turned. The shape is very organic. Looking forward to making more and varying the design to make them more personal.
Posted by Mike Mahoney at 1:16 PM