One of my school projects from years ago. It’s made of African Mahogany, but partially Honduras Mahogany because I ruined something and ran out of African Mahogany, which was no longer available at that time. I don’t remember exactly why I chose this wood because I don’t even like it. … Continue reading
We went to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate my husband’s retirement from military. So many elements come in place such as the ease of travel from San Diego, our current mood, and so on… but Puerto Vallarta is one of the best destinations, and we cannot wait to go back! Going … Continue reading
Liquid Amber bowls fresh off the lathe! For now, one is listed here in my etsy shop.
A lot of Tea Light Holders/Stands are stocked. Go this page in my etsy shop!
These bowls came out from a Black Walnut log I purchased last month. Large bowl with Natural Edge is listed here in my etsy shop. This one above is listed here in my etsy shop. And this large and thick bowl is listed here.
Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend in Downtown L.A. was a huge success for me. Thank you everyone who purchased items from me and also who stopped by my booth to say hi! I really enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone. Some customers from July stopped by and told me … Continue reading
Wreath with tiny trees I turned on lathe. Nothing fancy, but I like it. My youngest baked the cake with her dad’s help. She emphasized that she is not the one who helped, but daddy helped her. I liked how it was not too sweet.
Getting small items ready for Renegade Craft Fair on December 12 and 13.
I’ve turned green wood bowls before, but I had never tried with Walnut. The tree was cut down only about two weeks ago. Can you tell how fresh and wet it was from the picture above? This bowl is sold already, but more Black Walnut bowls to come soon!
Walnut tray with Maple slip feather.
I wrote another article for a Japanese magazine, “Dopa!”. This time I visited and interviewed Bill, the owner of a unique garden center, City Farmers Nursery, in San Diego. He eventually wants to make this place not just a garden center, but also a destination. In my opinion, it’s already … Continue reading
Deep bowl made of Orange tree. Listed in my etsy shop.
Apricot stock is getting low… and I probably won’t find Apricot trees for a long long time. The blocks I have left are small and cracked, but I managed to make some small bowls. They are great as catch alls or jewelry dishes! The one with bow ties in the … Continue reading
Mushrooms are quick and fun to turn, especially with interesting figures… like the dark ones in the center of the photo. They are Liquid Amber. I’m bringing these mushrooms to Handmade: Maker’s Market @ The Ecology Center.
I’ve been busy turning scraps into tree-shaped bottle stoppers and other items for Handmade: Maker’s Market at The Ecology Center.
Join me and 30+ makers The Ecology Center ‘s Handmade: Maker’s Market on November 14th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in celebration of well-crafted goods and the people who make them. I will be bringing bowls, bottle stoppers, decorative items, and etc.! The festival is free and open to … Continue reading
Some photos of our house are in “GO OUT Livin'” magazine in Japan!
Easy farmhouse-looking shelf I made in one afternoon with help of my son. I scored this African man made of Ebony at Narita Airport. And this is a camera my father used to use when he was young, and now it’s mine.
Third article for 1-year-long column I’m writing for a Japanese magazine, Dopa, came out this month! This time, I wrote about where I source my wood!
I made a recessed shelf in our Hallway wall a few years ago, but I wasn’t happy about the ogee-bit edge of the shelf so I decided to cut it off. Easiest makeover!
Bowl made of Orange tree.
Put a centerpiece together for Fall.
I turned legs and put them on the bottom of this pretty Apricot offcut to make this tiny desktop “Live-Edge table”. Perfect as a planter stand, but the burl surface is too pretty to cover up with a planter.
I love wooden pears… These ones are made of Spalted Sycamore. Stems are Walnut and handcarved. I had these pears sitting in my shop for months, and finally managed to add the stems. They are available at my etsy shop. I have larger ones coming up soon too.
I have listed these three Walnut bowls in my etsy shop. Walnut bowl 1 Walnut bowl 2 Walnut bowl 3
Here’s another column I wrote for the Japanese magazine called “Dopa!” I mentioned about the first one here. For this one, I interviewed my favorite woodworker, Kylle Sebree.
A very thick pine bowl with beautiful grain listed in my etsy shop now.
I had my first craft fair almost two weeks ago. I didn’t know what to expect, but at the end, I think I prepared pretty good. And it was so much fun! Definitely something I want to do again soon! The above picture is a collection of Natural-Edge Olive Bowls … Continue reading
I made myself a small bowl made of Liquidamber. Now it’s happily storing garlic in our kitchen.
Another salt cellar made of Primavera with Walnut lid. This one is a lot smaller than Lacewood Salt Cellars I posted earlier, but sometimes that’s all we need. It’s now listed in my etsy shop.
Two Lacewood salt cellars with Maple lids are listed in my etsy shop. One here, and the other here.
These Walnut bowls are not ready, but I couldn’t wait to show off the beautiful grains and colors, especially the big one!
Here’s another Liquidamber bowl; small one this time! It’s listed in my etsy shop. I’m almost out of Liquidamber (is it Liquid Amber or Liquidamber?). I didn’t think I end up liking this wood this much until I turned the first one. I like how the natural edge looks, but … Continue reading
2 1/2″ Olive box with Walnut Lid. It’s small! Perfect for keeping salt. I’m trying to prepare/build up my stock for Renegade Craft Fair so I’m not sure if I’m listing this to my etsy shop…
I’m writing Woodworking/DIY related columns for a Japanese magazine called “Dopa!” for one year starting this month. In this issue, I’m talking about the college I’ve learned Woodworking. My parents used to subscribe educational magazines from the same publisher for me and my sister when we were in elementary school. … Continue reading
I was growing/turning mushrooms yesterday 😉