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.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

A new year - a new format

It is a new year and the recently changed format of this blog did not match the personality of the blogger so we have changed the layout again to what they call 'simple 2'. The TWWT is simple too so this new format will finally match the rest of what goes on with this blog. If you get turned on by profile stuff for some odd reason you can still find it at the bottom of the page. Please remember when you read this blog that the blogger is last century.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Year's resolution

TWWT resolves "to be faithful, honest, caring for others, wise, of sound judgement, just, decisive, careful with the wealth of the people and the state... and that his heart is big enough to embrace all without discrimination." There is only one slight problem with this resolution. It comes from a letter from Saddam Hussein where he described what people thought of him. The letter was released by his attorneys after his demise.

Friday, December 29, 2006


Just in time for the new year a raging blizzard dumped 1/2" of snow on us.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


The entry for January 20th of last year showed enough wood for a week. This year the wood is all gone from the east side of the garage on December 26th. We also will have to order LP gas about a month earlier than last year. This is more proof of global warming. It is taking more energy to heat our house as the temperatures rise. Posted by Picasa

Thanks to RA/SA of ROC for the nice wine holder from Costa Rico. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Lone reindeer looking for snow.  Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 22, 2006


"I'd like to thank Dave and Di for taking me on a 4,000 mile trip through the central part of the US. My regular hosts were too cheap to take me anywhere except to see a big fish." - Flat Jay  Posted by Picasa

No it is not a flying saucer. It is a heat vent in the basement ceiling. For a life enrichment opportunity yesterday we extended the vent pipe and cut a hole in a ceiling tile to finally get part of the suspended ceiling done.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Change your blog to enrich the lives of your viewers

We changed the format of this blog to help you wonder where you are in the web. It will change your life just as seeing Al Gore's movie did.

We don't want a brown Christmas but are afraid of being called anti-immigrant so we found a solution (see below).
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Woodturners accumulate wood shavings and sawdust. It is a continual problem of how to put the waste to a good use. We have decided this season to dump shavings on our lawn to hide the brown in time for Christmas. That way we won't have a brown Christmas.  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Christmas lights and global warming don't mix. This is more proof of global warming. See Dec 5th entry for even more proof.  Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 09, 2006


When other people rob you of life satisfaction by sitting in YOUR chair upstairs one solution is to buy a separate chair for guests and put it in the basement for them to use. A NO TRESPASSING sign on YOUR chair may be cheaper but may cost you a few friends.  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Ebonized 5" oak test bowl (made by dipping an oak bowl in vinegar that has had steel wool soaked in it). The shine comes from a fresh wiping with mineral oil in a paper towel. Watching the mineral oil dry is another life enrichment activity we have discovered.  Posted by Picasa

More proof of climate change. It was 50 degrees F last week. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 01, 2006


This is a 12" short bowl made by reusing a cutting board. As per usual we have done our best to create the best imperfect product we can. Making bowls for seniors is the market niche we are going to pursue since their vision is not what it used to be so they cannot see the blemishes as well as youngsters can.  Posted by Picasa

A boring activity is piling up brush to burn before the snow melts away in spring. When we burn it next spring it will be a life enrichment activity without anybody dying like they do when people try to enrich their lives by watching network TV at night with the pictures of fires in the aftermath of people dying. The only animals in danger here will be the mice that take up residence in the pile.  Posted by Picasa

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