I started with this spoon and some more last year, then got busy turning bowls and other things, but I finally finished it. It’s available in my etsy shop. And more spoons to come!
Found out the name of this orange roses. It’s “Wildfire”. While Wildfire seems to have reached its peak, the rose bush right next to it, “Black Magic”, is busy making buds. Two are already blooming! Checking these roses has become my morning routine this spring, and I’m loving it.
This Olive wood bowl is available in my etsy shop.
Rustic Walnut Bowl with Tiny Foot is available in my etsy shop. The picture below was taken fresh off the lathe (and posted it in my Instagram account here). I enjoy witnessing what oil can do to wood.
Burl and all the bug holes! I was a bit scared, but had fun turning this bowl. This decorative bowl is available in my etsy shop!
My growing collection of wooden eggs.
This batch of Avocado bowls are black! I’m trying something new this time; leaving natural edge on the side of the bowls. But what I picture them in my head only happens if they dry nicely. I’ll see. These colors of the shavings remind me of vegi chips.
I am very excited about finishing the concrete steps to the garden gate. And we probably won’t try to mess with concrete again. It’s the hardest thing. Hopefully ground-cover plants will cover the ugly edges of these steps by next Spring. …It looks like I did a little bit better … Continue reading
Hung this vintage kilim rug on the wall as a tapestry. Kanji calliography (by my mom) and Japanese art used to be on the wall above, now found home right next to the sconce light.
This small Lacewood bowl is available at my etsy shop.
Little bowls – Apricot, Lacewood, and Walnut bowls.
Small linen closet in our house is complete!
I have more sanding to do, but couldn’t wait to take a picture of this pretty wood.
March 3 is Hinamatsuri or Girl’s day in Japan. We have a traditional Hina doll set and small ones. In addition, this mobile one called “Tsurushi-bina”. It’s handmade by my mother. Wishing all the young girls in the world healthy growth and happiness.
Got tired of asking others for chainsaw, so I finally bought one and built this smart chainsaw stand. I used plywood instead of MDF and made it just a little bit wider. It cost me about $40, and it works beautifully.
These Walnut cutting boards are available at my etsy shop.
This Quilted Maple shallow bowl is available on my etsy shop.
I went post office to mail some of my wooden items to customers earlier this week and noticed these limited-edition vintage flower stamps. A clerk told me they were for Valentine’s day, which was two weeks ago, but I still bought them. They are so pretty for mailing everything. I … Continue reading
I love how dramatic this bowl looks; the yellow part of grains looks almost like flames in night sky. It’s available at my etsy shop.
This Buckeye bowl is available at my etsy shop.
This bowl is cut from the same Apricot tree stump I made Apricot Bowl #1 of. I’m sending this one to the family who gave me the tree so it’s not available for purchase, but I still wanted to record it so here are the photos.
This Apricot bowl is available at my etsy shop.
This Olive Bowl is Available at my etsy shop. I have more items I need to shoot. Shop will be updated as soon as the photos are ready.
Some of my bowls will be available at the gift shop in Pence Gallery in Davis, California soon. So excited!
Finally I made the transitional pieces for the step in the photo of our Living/Dining space. House projects can go forever and frustrating at times, but the sense of accomplishment is priceless.
One of my teachers at Woodworking department in Palomar College sent me this photo. He took it on the way back from San Jacinto Peak. It’s so beautiful that I want to start training myself so I can hike up there one day and see this with my own eyes.
Installed the pendant light I made with Ash and Walnut. I’m not sure about the cheap gold canopy that came with the light fixture kit, but at least the hole on the ceiling is covered after three years.
I’m working on more Scalloped-Edge bowls in a new wood combination and size. Above is a sample. It’s made of Walnut (bowl) and Maple (scallops). 8″ in diameter on the top. Oil finish to Satin sheen. I love how it turned out. I’m giving this one to my friend, but … Continue reading
I made this low-back sculptured chair designed by Sam Maloof. It received first place at San Diego County Fair’s Student Showcase. I lost track of hours spent, but probably 100 to 150 hours total. It was a lot of work. And above is my chair in our Living room … Continue reading
My cabinet work in the kitchen. The upper cabinets are for dishes and the lower cabinets are used as pantry only until kitchen renovation. Hopefully then, we have a bigger pantry. The pantry that used to be here when we first bought this house was disgusting. Looking at the photos … Continue reading
Arts and Crafts corner of my office… but the drawers on the left is for my sister.
Last year, my son asked me to make shelves to display his trophies, and I finally managed to make them for him. These are called “Blind Shelves” or “Floating Shelves”. I wanted simple shelves so the quality of wood stands out. My goal for his room is to include variety … Continue reading