TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


The woodturning books say this is supposed to be what turns woodturners on. Posted by Picasa

A mound of shavings. Doesn't this seem cool. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Viewing bench where we sit and watch the trees grow when we get tired of watching the wood dry. The new trees are close to the viewing bench modeled after an Aldo Leopold bench so it mst be environmentally sensitive. Posted by Picasa

20 trees transplanted for better viewing. We could not watch them grow down in the valley in a transplant bed.  Posted by Picasa

Shirley's Way where it (the road) still exists on our land. The rest was on the neghbor's property so it is his road.  Posted by Picasa

Failed permaculture experiment. The comfrey did not make it and the grass grew so much we covered it with cardboard.  Posted by Picasa

Lilacs just starting to show their stuff Posted by Picasa

Infant blue spruce mulched with shavings from wood lathe. Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 21, 2006


Firewood for 2006-2007 is almost cut and drying. For entertainment we sit on the porch at night and watch the firewood dry.  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The clostest we come to excitement up in the woods

On April 8th brother Bruce came up with his BIG truck and thanks to a trailer belonging to Bob D picked up a new pontoon for the cabin. The deliver went uneventfully to match our boring lifestyle up in the woods. Below are some pictures of the dull event. Using the new toy should prove to be more exciting.

The delivery crew talking to the benefactor who donated a pontoon to the cabin trust. They are talking about a contest to name the new boat. . Posted by Picasa

The benefactor making an inspection tour. Posted by Picasa

One final look at where her money went. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 02, 2006


11" salad bowl made from red pine and covered with mineral oil and wax. (TWWT needs to find some big maple trees so the end result is smoother) Posted by Picasa

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