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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Things I Make While Not Bashing NeoCons - Part 2

Since I haven't posted any of these in a while - Dust Collectors:

More here: Things I Make While Not Bashing NeoCons - Part 1

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Blogger Fran said...

Wow! Beautiful.
Very nice stuff.

Sat Jan 24, 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Thanks, Fran.
More here if you're so inclined.

Sun Jan 25, 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous mandt said...

exquisite work!

Sun Jan 25, 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger QuestionGirl said...

I keep coming back to look at these. Absolutely beautiful.

Sun Jan 25, 11:02:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Thanks, mandt and QuestionGirl.
I make these instead of having a family, or kids, or friends, or a life. One of the pitfalls of living in a dark red(neck) state packed with stupid, evil GOP goobers.

Come back anytime...

Mon Jan 26, 02:38:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Gal said...

OH WOW. Gorgeous.

And guys who knit, even when younger, are also very cool.

Tue Jan 27, 08:43:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Thanks Blue Gal, but cool wasn't the word I heard most often. :-o

Tue Jan 27, 05:05:00 PM  
Blogger RunninL8 said...

WOOD! I love it!
Beautiful vessels!!!
I've been experimenting with my scroll saw making toys. I've produced some animals, 2 rockin dollhouses, a hobby horse, and a couple puzzles. I heart my manly power tools! Next, I'd like to join a woodturning guild and turn some bowls and mushrooms.

Wed Jan 28, 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Thanks, RunninL8,
I don't know many women who appreciate such things, except online. This state seems to be filled with some very narcissistic, right-wing people. A couple of weeks ago, I asked a woman if she liked wood. And until I showed her the woodturning I believe she though I was talking dirty to her. Lovely...

Wed Jan 28, 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Thanks for all you do, Dr.

We need more men like you, filling the world with beauty and charm.

Thanks also for the comment on my site. Having read yours I think I'll just give up as you've already said it all, and go back to telling off rednecks (as usual).


Wed Jan 28, 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Thanks, Suzan. Flattering as your comment may be, I hardly think I've covered it all. New forms of insanity pop up every day - just look at TeeVee, DC, the newspapers. It would take a fleet of bloggers and investigative journalists (the real kind) years to cover current events and "crises", much less the past 8 years.

As for spreading beauty and charm, I'm more disposed to spreading angst and vitriol these days. That sappy stuff was for the youth and innocence phase. They don't call me a curmudgeon for nothing...

Take care!

Wed Jan 28, 05:52:00 PM  
Blogger Robert V. Sobczak said...

Well done, that's a professional touch that would compliment any room. (They look so good I would be afraid to put anything in them!)

Wed Jan 28, 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Thanks, Robert,
Funny you should visit as I was thinking of Naples earlier today while considering places in Florida to revisit. Used to live in FL and have been to Sanibel Island, and through Big Cypress NP. I keep up with some of the issues concerning the Everglades, the aquifer, and coral reefs as well. You must have one of the greatest jobs in the country!

As for the bowls, if they're a compliment to any room, I have the most flattered media room in history. (They're sitting all over the place.) They aren't that delicate and I've begun to use repairable finishes such as shellac and lacquer in case of dings. Because wood is alive, even when cut up into hundreds of little slices, humidity changes are the biggest hazard to the vessel's integrity.

Thanks for visiting, perhaps I'll see you on Alligator Alley.

Thu Jan 29, 05:02:00 AM  
Blogger edifice rex said...

Wow!! Those are beautiful Doc! Very nice. Are you a member of any fine craft groups? We have the Alabama Designer Craftsman here for the promotion and continuation of traditional fine crafts. If Georgia has anythig similar (and I suspect they would) you should join them.

Sun Feb 01, 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Thanks, edifice rex,
Followed up at your place.

Mon Feb 02, 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...


Mon Feb 02, 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger darkblack said...

Some excellent woodturning there.


Mon Feb 02, 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Thanks, Chris and darkblack.

They will be available for purchase at the moving/estate sale. ;-)

Tue Feb 03, 07:15:00 PM  
Blogger Julie Zickefoose said...

This is awesome work. My dad loved to work with wood but stood in awe of anyone with the skill to do inlay. He made me a yo-yo that was half black walnut and half American holly, but the differing densities of the two materials made for a very wobbly yo-yo. I loved it anyway.
What beautiful pieces; they remind me of some of the Native American pieces I see in New Mexico.

Wed Feb 04, 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Thank you, Julie. They are actually not inlaid, but are solid right through. It takes (me) 25-30+ hours for some of the more complicated designs. I'm a relative novice at woodturning, and also had to build the jigs and such to make the necessary precision cuts. I saw pictures of another turner's work years ago and decided I had give it a try. (I'm apparently a masochist.)

Wed Feb 04, 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger Suzan said...

Although a very talented, generous one.

Thanks again for the good works.

The knowledgeable world salutes you.


Wed Feb 04, 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Beautiful work Dr. Know. Jealous I am.

Sat Feb 07, 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

[blush] Thanks again.

Although I find it difficult these days to concentrate on such frivolities as Rome burns to the ground.

Sat Feb 07, 09:24:00 PM  

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