OK, so where do I start?
First I want to tell you (in case you have not noticed) that MarleyTurned Updates is now sent out using Mailchimp. As the number of people who have signed up the MarleyTurned Updates passed the 400 count, I needed a more reliable way to do this. I also wanted to improve the way you can view my newsletters. Now it is easy for you to change your email preferences like a mobile, or text only version, you can also "view as webpage" and translate the newsletters to your preferred language, and as always, you can unsubscribe at any time. .
This past year has given me and my loved ones a lot of lemons. The good new is I am almost done making lemonade, just in time for a heat wave. So, I am back in the shop with lots of ideas.
MarleyTurned is now on Facebook. It is a public Artist page so you don't have to be a Facebook user to view it. This is where I am posting what's up. I receive a lot of email, but this is also a way to ask questions, post comments and I hope, pictures of your MarleyTurned projects.
I created the Online Segmented Turning Calculator for MarleyTurned.com. It is free to use and allows you to create, edit, save, and print a cut list for segmented turnings. The terminology is pretty standard, but I created two tutorials to help get you started.
The First is a very basic two minute tutorial that explains what segmented turning is. The second is a tutorial showing how to enter information into the program.
The first time I used it was for a large commercial piece that had very specific dimensions. I was happy with how accurate the program was at calculating the segment values. The program uses trigonometry to calculate the segment lengths. Something I don't do when using a calculator. In a coming newsletter I will go into detail on how to design your first segmented bowl, so for those of you that plan to try it "some day", that day is near...
The Segmented Turning Calculator, and the tutorials are located in the Workshop section of the MarleyTurned.com website under Shop Utilities, and a link is also located on the Home page.
So, what am I doing?
On September 15th, I will be demonstrating how to turn a scoop at the Tustin senior center in Tustin, CA at 6:30pm. Love to see you there. It is the same scoop in my video, just more dusty in person, and you get cupcakes during the break. Check out the Orange County Woodworkers Website for directions. http://www.ocwoodworkers.com
The La Quinta Arts Foundation has invited me to the "Art under the Umbrellas" shows. Here is their link: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/
These are held in Old Town La Quinta, California on the following dates:
October 29, 2011
November 26, 2011
January 14, 2012
February 18, 2012
March 24, 2012
I have been involved in some exciting projects that are still in the works, and I hope to be able tell you about them soon.
But In the mean time,
Be Safe, Have Fun, and Learn new things.