Thursday, August 23, 2018

Truckee Thursdays

It's official, I'll be doing Truckee Thursday tonight.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Our Schedule . . . . LOL

Yes boys and girls, I post here the flyer for the
one show we're doing this year. And there really
no "WE" to it. This show will be a one man
show .... Me! I promised Sue this year off, and
maybe from now on. I'm not quite ready for
that yet, so it will just be me, one time, this year.

Not only that, but I'll be trying the show in
Graeagle, California. That's about a 50 mile trip
north. It will be in a nice park setting. It's
supposed to be a crappy pack it in set up, but
what the heck. I'll only be hauling in half the usual.

The best news is none of these people have seen my stuff. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Satellite View Of Our Last Show

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I thought I would look at a satellite view on Google Maps of the Homewood Ski Resort. Much to my surprise and delight one of last years Pacific Fine Arts Shows was set-up the last time Google took the photo. It was the weekend of August 11-13, 2017. I know this because the boats at the corner of the lot and my motorhome parked behind the lodge. I'll post the address here also.,-120.1607217,210m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80997fda4762005f:0x73b0c46aa0c1068d!8m2!3d39.0855833!4d-120.1605391?hl=en

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Our 2017 Schedule

Such as it is, Huh. We keep getting closer to retirement.
Originally Sue and I were going to take this summer
off, but I jumped in with both feet. I have plenty of
inventory without making anything this year .......
But you know I will.

Our last show ends on August 13th, so I'll have some
great weather left to do some fishing with my buddy
Jim. There's no hurry right now trying to get things
done up here because there's still close to 6 feet of snow
on the ground at the time I'm writing this.

Friday, June 3, 2016

A New Pen Design

I thought I would start a new pen design. 
Here's a photo of 4 that I've just finished. 
I'm pretty sure they're going to sell for $75.00. 
This design is called the "Steampunk".

Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Purse For A Special Blogger Friend

I thought we would start with the finished purse.
This was made for our blogger friend "Always On
Watch".  You can find her blog by clicking on her
site on our sidebar to the right.
 Here are a few photos of progress made by Sue (Lint).

 Always On Watch loves cats and pink.
Her previous Purse (LINK) 

Thursday, December 10, 2015


 Well being Winter and it's snowing and blowing out 
there, not too much is going on. BUT my neighbor, 
Dave, is a dirt construction guy and he's always running 
into "You won't believe what I found you" moments. 
Two days ago was no exception. He shows up at my 
place with the bucket of his loader filled with Walnut 
turning blanks. Seems yet another guy around here is 
going through a nasty divorce. He had to get rid of 
everything so they can sell the house ... NOW! Another 
load followed by trailer driven by the guy's friends. 
This load wasn't as near as nice. The 1st photo is the good 
blanks. The 2nd photo is the not so good, and I'll have to 
go through it all and heat the house with a lot of this pile. 
The 3rd is two blanks that are almost 5" thick and 13" in 
diameter ... What a find. It looks like the guy took good 
care of these and will make two very nice salad bowls.

Thanks Dave!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Look At Pen Making . . .

 This photo shows 5 designer pens, turned and finished.
 This photo shows those pens removed from the pen Mandrels.
There is a pair of blanks, on the right, ready to put onto this
 Here are those blanks mounted on that mandrel.
 Here it is mounted on my mini-lathe. About 15 years ago the
little woman thought it would be nice if I turned pens. I told her
I didn't want to. I was doing enough building boxes at the time.
This was given to me, for my birthday, shortly after. Don't tell
her, but she was right. 
 Here are three pens assembled. The clamps are holding the
decorative rings in place while epoxy glue dries.
 Here's what they looked like before the last photo.
This is the devise I made to compress the pen pieces into the
brass tubes that are glued into the pen blanks. OK, let's get
out there and make some pens.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fellow Artist's Display Finished

Well "THE" Special project is over. 
My fellow artist loved it. He picked 
 it up around the 1st of July. 
Here's a photo of it finished.