Category: Videography

  • April 12, 2024

    Getting traction on YouTube is not easy. I thought I was doing it right, and things were looking good in the fall of last year. Since December, growth, as measured in subscribers and watch minutes, has really slowed down. I’m not sure what to do.

  • Sleek Bocote Capstone Pen

    This Bocote Capstone pen was nice to turn because of the smooth lines of the shape. The character of the wood speaks for itself so there’s no need to add any flair. In fact, that’d probably take away from the natural beauty. The simplicity of this pen, letting the wood shine, is its charm. Shopify:…

  • Chatoyant Cyan Curly Maple Fountain Pen

    Unveiling the Allure: Algonquin Fountain Pen in Ocean Blue Curly Maple Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the Algonquin fountain pen in ocean blue stabilized Curly Maple. This video showcases the exquisite craftsmanship and mesmerizing chatoyance of this unique writing instrument. Prepare to be captivated by the close-up details of the stunning ocean blue…

  • Slowly Building an Elliptical Resin Table – Part 1

    In today’s video, I start working on a resin table in the shape of an ellipse. I don’t get very far, only finishing off the base to build up from. Still, it’s been an interesting process so far, with a few challenges to keep me thinking. This is a different type of project for me…

  • Ancient Bog Oak Turned Into a Brand New Algonquin Rollerball Pen | Pen Turning

    In today’s video, I turn an Algonquin rollerball pen with Ancient Bog Oak and black titanium hardware. I wasn’t sure how this one would turn out because the wood was chipping a bit when I was milling the blank to size. Luckily, the wood cut really nicely with a sharp carbide chisel. The black on…

  • Pen Turning | Redheart Budget Fancy Slimline Pencil

    In today’s video, I turn a Budget Fancy Slimline pencil with Redheart wood and gold hardware. I really like turning this wood. It cuts really nicely with the carbide chisels, leaving a fairly smooth finish. Apparently, the colour will darken over time but I haven’t seen it happen yet with any of the other pens…

  • Pen Turning | Red Box Burl Headwind Ballpoint Pen

    In today’s video, I turn a Headwind ballpoint pen using Red Box Burl and gunmetal hardware. Turning this one was a bit tricky. I had to be sure to take my time and keep an eye on my work because of the many voids in the wood. I chose a CA finish to help fill…

  • Bowl Turning | Black Limba

    In today’s video, I turn a bowl with Black Limba. This turned out much better than I anticipated. The wood was great to work with, as well. I have another blank that I’m looking forward to turning. The grain of this wood is stunning. Shopify: https://www.sanastationerygifts.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sanastationerygifts

  • Woodturning | Cherry Yarn Bowl

    In today’s video, I turn a yarn bowl out of Cherry. I have to say that I really do enjoy turning bowls. There’s something about the rhythm that establishes itself during the process that is very soothing. Seeing the bowl take shape is always rewarding. Each bowl has its own unique character; the chatoyance on…

  • Wood Turning | Wormy Maple Pepper Mill

    Hey folks, in today’s video I turn a pepper mill using Wormy Maple. I enjoyed working on this one. One of my goals for this year is to become more comfortable using traditional turning tools, so I gave it a shot with this turning. I’m quite pleased with how this one turned out. It grinds…

  • Christmas Ornament | Woodturning | Redheart Wood

    In today’s video, I turn a Christmas ornament with Redheart wood. This was a quick, fun project. Nothing too exciting but something a little special – it feels good to make things to celebrate with. Thank you all, so much, for your support throughout 2023. It was a great year and I’m hopeful 2024 will be…

  • Pen Turning | European Round Top with Palo Santo Rosewood and Chrome Hardware

    In today’s pen turning video, I turn a European Round Top pen using Palo Santo Rosewood and chrome hardware. I like turning this wood. I love how nicely it turns and how it finishes. The best part has to be how the wood will change over the next couple of weeks, lightening up and exposing…