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.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gray February Day 28 - minus 17 F and counting

That's ice on the inside of the basement door.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wallypop Family Wipes

TWW is always looking for ways to prevent global warming besides carbon sequestration. Click the pic above to see the latest in saving the planet.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TWW wants his share

The only problem is his house does not have a mortgage. We need an Aid to Dependent Carbon Sequesterors program (ADCS) but then that may be part of the government program to reduce CO2 already.

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Gray February Day 25 - Bowling for spring

People do runs, walks and who knows what for their causes so TWW has decided to bowl for spring with the hopes it comes soon.Bowling this way also sequesters carbon until some misguided person throws the bowl into the firepit.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gray February - Day 24

Only four days until Magically March when Garbin Moraine comes back to life. This year the birds did not eat all the cranberries since they had to migrate early because it was getting too cold (you know the rest of the refrain on this blog by now).

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Gray February Day 22 -life enrichment

Mrs. TWW's idea of life enrichment in February (note Birkie hat)

TWW's idea of life enrichment (bowl on kitchen counter)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bowling for BANANAs

Mrs BANANA finally got her fruit bowl. The metal one was the model used to create the wooden one.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gray February Day 17 - snow coming tonight

Unfinished, wet and cold strange attractor natural rim cherry bowl.

Monday, February 16, 2009

We never walked on the moon

Although we all know humans never walked on the moon, the last man claiming to do so has come out saying global warming (which we all know is true) is bunk. Click on link below.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

33% increase in viewership coming soon

With 1/3 of this blog's loyal readers not having access to a computer for a little while it is great to know she has returned to the audience. Welcome back.

February 14th - Valentine Day's video

TWW loves cows. See

Thanks for the loan of the picture to: who will get 3 extra hits on his site (only 3 people read this blog)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gray February - Day 12

A little dusting makes it whiter

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Joke of the day

The following is part of an article in the Latin America Herald Tribune. A link to the entire article is at the bottom of the page. Read it for a good laugh (at least if you live outside of the US and once in while people outside the US read this blog).

"General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations -- Money to Come from U.S. Rescue Program

By Russ Dallen
Latin American Herald Tribune staff

SAO PAULO -- General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in Brazil to avoid the kind of problems the U.S. automaker is facing in its home market, said the beleaguered car maker.

According to the president of GM Brazil-Mercosur, Jaime Ardila, the funding will come from the package of financial aid that the manufacturer will receive from the U.S. government and will be used to "complete the renovation of the line of products up to 2012."

"It wouldn't be logical to withdraw the investment from where we're growing, and our goal is to protect investments in emerging markets," he said in a statement published by the business daily Gazeta Mercantil....."


Gray February - Day 10

At the rate the snow has been melting the last few days it will soon be brown February.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Shovel-ready project tip

To get some of the bail-out money you need a shovel-ready project. This is an example to help you start making your government bail-out request list.

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Bowl with natural view

This bowl has a natural view unlike previous TWW bowls with a anthropogenic view.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Digital TV may be a reality out in the woods

Maybe we won't be country hicks after all when the digital TV switch happens. This is public digital TV. It has a better picture than the old way and we even get three public channels and better yet we still cannot get any stations with football unless we buy an antenna rotor.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Uncle Anders sings

TWW has several requests for more information on Uncle Anders since family lore claims he was a pop singer in his earlier years. So YouBoob to the rescue at this link: It seems he had a pop song about a train traveling to no place.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Bailout bowls

This bowls series captures the bottomless resources of the federal government (as in they spend and your kids pay). TWW is still hoping for federal assistance for starving artist wannabees but that does not count as bailout money.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

President Ink Spot?

In the past psycho-babble professionals have used ink spots and told people to tell them what they see (a projective test). In 2008 people in the US elected a new leader (some call him a Messiah) to lead them to the promised land. The question for today is what will happen when the people who elected their Messiah learn what they projected onto the new leader has not saved them as they had expected. Again TWW is trying to figure out how to devise round carbon-sequestration products to meet the needs of this sure to emerge market segment. More BHISSH products are being designed as you read this by the way.

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Monday, February 02, 2009

1st product for the BHISSH market segment

As part of TWW's continuing quest to hit a home run and cash in on the Bush-haters in search of something to hate (BHISSH) market segment, TWW has created his first test product. The question is what to call it. It has an outsized mouth so calling it a Rush Limbbowl is a possibility. It could also be a wooden spittoon where people could put a picture of their favorite past president on the inside bottom.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Day 1 of Gray February

As seen in this file photo (it is actually sunny today but TWW never lets the facts get in the way) gray February has arrived again. This means it is time for TWW to have his annual bout with Skew Alignment Disorder (SAD) where whatever he touches with a skew wood chisel goes to pot. He is hoping there is stimulus package money for sufferers of SAD but in case that never happens he will only use gouges in February.

In case you need a tutorial these are skews:
(source of the pic of the skews is the Penn State Industries catalog )

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