Friday, December 30, 2011

Pole turning

Hi Everyone,
Here is a blog devoted to pole turning. I think the author lives in Bucklebury, in the UK, the same place Kate Middleton comes from.

Go to:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Чтобы все мои русские друзья-С праздником!

Чтобы все мои русские друзья-пожалуйста, наслаждаться этим видео на YouTube.Это феи Драже П. И. Чайковского. Наслаждайтесь и С праздником!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Holidays!

На все мои русские друзья: Счастливого Рождества и Нового Года. До встречи в феврале.

A tutti i miei amici in tutto il mondo: Buon Natale e Buon Anno Nuovo! Ci vediamo a febbraio.

An alle meine Freunde weltweit: Меrry Weihnachten und Happy New Years! Wir sehen uns wieder im Februar.

Kaikille ystävilleni ympäri maailmaa: Меrry Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta! Nähdään taas helmikuussa.

Visiem saviem draugiem visā pasaulē: Меrry Ziemassvētkus un Laimīgu Jauno gadu! Tiksimies atkal februārī.

Щоб всі мої друзі по всьому світу: Меrry Різдва і щасливого Нового Року! До зустрічі в лютому.

Untuk Semua rakan-rakan saya di seluruh dunia: Selamat Tahun Baru! Jumpa anda lagi pada bulan Februari.


…and to everyone here in the US, and in the UK and Canada, I hope you all have a terrific holiday season! See you in February.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Last project for the year

Whew! I'm done!
I decided to change course and defer the tea box until next year--my joints are killing me, it's freezing cold in the workshop, and after 5 months of wood work, I'm just plum tuckered out so I did a brief project for a couple of young friends who wanted a lazy susan as a gift for their brother. Here is the top out of Phillipine mahogany with a bottom out of pine:

When I've assembled it with the lazy susan bearing I'll send you one last photo.

Wow, I'm tired.

More later,


Hi Everyone,
I'm delighted to announce the winner of the Selkie Wood Works - Blue House Bowl Raffle is Valerie Matthews of St. Paul, Minnesota! Here is a photo of Valerie with the bowl:

Way to go Valerie!

I was also told by the Blue House officials that the bowl raffle raise quite a bit of money and I've agreed to do it again next year.

Also, the SWW stuff sold very well and I'm pleased that people were able to get some of my stuff for holiday gifts for friends and family. All in all a terrific event.

I will donating to the Blue House annual boutique next year so keep an eye on the blog as I make stuff and post photographs.

Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Next Project and end of year plans

Hi Everyone,
It has gotten cold here and we're supposed to get a pile of snow this afternoon--winter has arrived a few weeks early. As my shop isn't heated and I need to do some maintenance on my tools I'll be closing down at the end of my next project until February 2012. But I still have some work left to do and I'll be sharing photos of that next week.

The laminated platter that I made is done and I'm very happy with the way it turned out:

This will make a lovely gift in a couple of weeks and I will be making more of these next year.

As for next year's plans: I'm going to be concentrating on platters and bowls and tea boxes while at the same time scaling back my wood working a bit as I'm getting busier at work. But I will be posting pictures and describing my projects. And I also plan to do some inside out turnings in which I will take a wooden bowl and turn it inside out. Stay tuned for that one.

My last project for the year will be a tea box out of cherry and walnut, with a Brazilian cherry top and foot. I have a wonderful friend who loves red colored woods and this is as red as it gets. So grab some coffee and drop by the wood shop and we'll have one last adventure to close out this year.

See you soon,

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Annual Blue House Christmas Boutique

The Annual Blue House Christmas Boutique is tomorrow and Sunday beginning at 8am at 

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Avenue, St. Paul, MN.  

Do you holiday shopping with us.

And buy a raffle ticket--you might win the SWW salad bowl!

...and drop by and say hello...