Monday, December 31, 2007

On the Move

So this is the last post that I will post here. As of 1 Jan. 2008 my blog will be at Kaleo's Workshop. Please join me there. Thanks


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

This week in wood

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With a little extra time on my hand, I've decided to test out the audio world. Finding out there is a lot more involved in making a good video, that will have to wait until I get home. So let me know what you think?

Monday, December 17, 2007


So for the past few weeks I have been mentioning big changes around here. Well I am ready to make the big announcement.

I am starting a new blog and this new blog is part of The Wood Whisperer Network. This new blog will be a lot like this blog, but I hope to integrate more video and audio into it. I also plan to have more how to's and project based writings. So the address is going to change from the one that is here, the one that you all know and love. (ha ha ha) The new blog will be found at I will be double posting for a little while. Most likely until the New Year and then I will stop posting here. So please make the switch I don't want to lose any of you.

So head over there and check it out and let me know what you think. Those of you that have subscribed to my RSS feed by email, everything has already changed for you. For those that haven't signed up please do, but if not then you'll have to remember the new address. But that should be to hard

I'm looking forward to hearing from you all and answering questions and sharing experiences so let me have it folks...

Until next time friends... Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all

P.S. I don't know what is going on with my page here, but the Header picture is messed up. Another reason to make the switch...

The Last Supper

So tonight most of us from the school got together and had a nice dinner. The finality of this part of my life is real. I guess I knew that last week, but man did it get hit home tonight. As we all sat down and began talking with one another about what are plans were for the next step, it really dawned on me that it was over. With that said I am glad to be done. Two years was just the right amount of time.

It's hard to believe that only two years ago I started this whole adventure. But I look back on the time here and see all the things that I have learned. Things that I never thought that I would be doing or even able to do. Things that I hope to share with you all in more detail as I go through projects with you in the near future. I feel like I have been given 10 years of experiences and practice in 2 years. But that was the goal and the desired outcome.

One thing that I never thought about before I embarked on this journey was doing this, writing and shooting little videos. I have found great joy in relating my experiences to everyone, but now look forward to continuing down this path. So I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your experiences and questions. I'll do my best in answering any questions you might have. So let me have it, together we'll learn and have a good time.

Until next time friends... Love is 100% fat free

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Am I an exhibitionist???

So the show is coming to a close this week. I guess we have to go and pick up the stuff that hasn't sold. For some reason the gallery isn't calling any of the students to tell them that work has sold. But some guys have gone over there during the week and found red stickers on some of the tags, meaning that piece is sold. So I haven't been to see, but man I hope something sold. Because I just don't know what to do with my stuff.

Well in the last few days I have received emails about entering a few show, which is really cool. I all I've been doing is filling out applications and making CD's full of images, writing brief descriptions and mailing lots of stuff. Two of the shows that I've been asked to enter are here in Australia. One is for OBJECT magazine. ( I think I mentioned this one earlier.) The other is for The Australian Wood Review magazine and Bungadore Furniture Gallery, called Studio Furniture exhibition. The studio furniture show has 10,000 dollars in prize money. 5 g's for the top prize, 3 g's for second place and 2 g's for third place. Man any of those would be great, cross your fingers

The other show I heard about through the Furniture Society, it's called Multiplicity. It's a show about pieces of furniture geared toward production. So here's to hoping for the best.

Also, here a couple of shots of my stuff at the show. We had some professional shots taken for our post event coverage in a couple of magazines here. So these are mine.

So until next time all... Ohhhhhh Fffff udge... ( but I didn't say fudge, I said the queen mother of all swear words the F---)

Kudos to the one who knows where that came from... think people think

Monday, December 10, 2007

It's a Blue... Blue Monday...

So this weekend was a nice relaxing one. With no pressures on, nothing really important to do. Had a really nice time at a Christmas party. I spent a few days in Sydney last week with my Mom before she left to go back home. We had a really good time walking around town, we went to the Naturally Australian Gallery. Where they had quite a bit of furniture from some big Aussie makers. They had 2 dining sets from Tony Kenway. They were a round table with 6 chairs and they were selling for 53,000 dollars. Crazy huh, I think the recent sold on set made from Huon Pine for 62,000.

I also received an email this weekend from a design magazine called OBJECT. They invite design schools to nominate 3 students to enter into a nationwide exhibition. So apparently I was nominated by my head of school. So now I have to put together a portfolio and send some pictures and apply to get in. They choose 18 people from around the nation to exhibit. So that would be cool, we'll see if it happens.

So with such a good weekend, why such a blue blue Monday? Well today I spent the major part of the day packing up my bench area at school. Now it's not the leaving the school that has made it a blue day. It is the fact that I had to pack away all my tools. I won't get the chance to see or even use them until I get home, which looks to be in April. That's close to 5 months. Now I hope you understand why it's a blue day.

I have some big news coming up in the next few weeks. So I hope that intrigues you all a little bit. I need to say thanks to a few of you that have left me comments. You know who you are, but they are very appreciated.

To answer a few of them, the book chair is just for displaying your books. Not really for sitting on. You can sit on it, but the seat and the back are at 90 degrees, so it might not be comfortable. I am surprised everyday at who I find out is reading. There are professional designer makers of fine furniture to magazine editors. No way would I have thought that this many people would be interested in anything that I had to say. So thank you all.

Until next time friends... Smiling is my favorite

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