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.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Death of a tree

For most of the summer we watched as some birds destroyed our mountain ash tree. It has finally succumbed. If possible TWW will make it into a club to use in the future.

Tww product

The Tww division of TWW Enterprises announces a new version of the Bottomless Bowl. They call it the Tao Bowl. Tww is short for Tao wu-wei.

The Tao is empty like a bowl.
It may be used but its capacity is never exhausted.
It is bottomless, perhaps the ancestor of things.

quoted from the Tao-te-Ching chapter 4

Visit some other, earlier posts to see some Bottomless Bowls in inaction (wu-wei) at

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Experimental prototype

If at first you don't succeed call it a test. (Popple bowl with orange artisan dye.)

Thanks for the life enhancing opportunity

Good food leads to life enrichment. Once again TWW has managed to take more from the community than he has given back.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mrs. TWW Day is August 26th every year

Mrs. TWW no longer has birthdays so we have to come up with a new name for it. TWW saved a bundle by using a downed tree to make her a Mrs. TWW Day present. It is maple about 9" by 3" in size finished with mineral oil and wax.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

!st production run of Bottomless Bowls

Order yours now before the FDA makes them illegal.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Again more proof of global warming

We started a fire in the stove in the basement tonight since we were cold. Now you might think having to start a fire in August is disproof of global warming. But in 2003 about this time our garden froze and this year it only got down to about 52 degrees last night so the trend is upward. Again, we have proved global warming is warming the planet in spite of surface appearances.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Another satisfied customer

Aspiring brother Elmer shows his new haircut on the way to becoming a monk. The Bottomless Bowl has many innovative uses. So does the Bowl with a View but this is a family blog so we won't go there. Order yours today.

Latest scheming by Mrs TWW

This is King Tut. He is the ruler of the sidewalk coming up to the house. In his honor Mrs TWW wants to name the basement bar the King Tut Lounge.

To help with her scheming Mrs. TWW invited her soul mate and husband up to help plan the new lounge. By the way if you have a lounge you need to have air conditioning to cool the lounge down. This is how Mrs. TWW intends to get TWW to have air conditioning installed. Fortunately, the weather turned cold so TWW can get by without AC for another year but the topic is sure to heat up next year.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More recent trip pics

This sign is a security breach but we put it here anyway. (Now you can guess where we were).

The bridge looked safer as a way to cross but we still drove quickly to cross it.

No graves in sight.

Plaque says the people are gone but does not mention where the graves are. How anyone could live in this desolate area is beyond TWW. Maybe that is why the people are all gone.

The poor porcupine must been hit by a meteorite. We did not see a single car within several miles of this location.

Latest product from TWW Enterprises

When our marketing consultants held a focus group of customers who had bought the Bowl with a View we learned many people wanted bigger holes. This led us to our latest creation. The Bottomless Bowl is another post modern design but this one will bring out the Trickster archetype in you. Set the bowl on a flat surface and load it with candy or other wrapped goodies. At your next party have the bowl out and ask a friend to pass the candy. When they pick up the bowl they will get a surprise and everybody else will get a good laugh. Order your Bottomless Bowl today.

Bottom view

Life enrichment trip to secret location

This area reminds TWW of southern Turkey for some reason but is only about 45 kilometers from home (another secret location).

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Next life enrichment project

For enrichment this fall we are going to clean the privy. Right now the mice are living in the 2nd floor apartment and making a mess of things. The eviction notice is in the works.

Every privy needs some words of wisdom. These words are attributed to St. Algore. The little man works for Holeland Security.

The big bass bass looks unhappy since the dust is accumulating on his dorsal fin.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Oak salad bowl - 9" x 2"

Sometimes the product turns out so well we have to sign 'TWW' on the bottom.

When we burn in the 'TWW' with a woodburning tool it never turns out right so we have again kept our pledge of only making the best imperfect products possible.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Birds at the product release party

TWW invited the neighbors to attend the release party for the Bowl with a View. They especially liked the feature of the bowl that would allow them to drink from the hole in the bottom.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

New Product Announcement

TWW Enterprises announces its latest imperfect product. The Bowl with a View will enhance any decor. Its postmodern style will be the envy of your friends. This bowl will be produced in limited numbers so order yours today. And remember only the best get TWW on the bottom.

Trappers call this an incidental catch

TWW calls it a stupid birds since this is the second one to walk into the live trap with bread and beans as bait. Just so the 'antis' don't go ape we let the bird fly away unharmed.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Grandma is on the 'net

Here she plots how she can get them to have a fire.

No stick is too small when you want a BIG fire.

Sometimes the sticks don't want to break.

Cheesy potatoes

If they call them cheesy why do they taste so good?

Fire Lady likes 'em big

In spite of fire danger the Fire Lady kept building a bigger fire.

Thanks to help from RA the fire was kept under control.

David and Goliath

Here comes David

There goes Goliath.

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