Turning Tools Bag

I came across this “Pie Iron” storage bag the other day at Dick’s Sporting Good on sale for $10.    It is made by Rome.  Item #1998.  $20 on Amazon.

I have no idea what a “Pie Iron” is but the price was right.   It is just the right size for carrying my turning tools to club meetings, etc.

I have tried all kinds of things for transporting my turning tools.  Tool rolls are hard to deal with.   Take up to much space when unrolled.  Get full of shavings and are a pain to roll up and fasten.  Its hard to find the tool you want when end of gouge is stuck into the roll.  I always seem to forget and put them in this way.

Buckets are kind of to big.  They tip over when you have to stand them up in  trucks and cars.   When you drive down the road they drive you nuts due to endless rattling.  They are heavy and awkward to carry.

I like this tool bag because it has a full zipper. I can find my tools easy and get them in and out easy.   It’s light weight.   I can zip it up easy to discourage shavings.  The price was right!

I lined one end of the bag with an old cardboard box to discourage holes from points of tools.  See photos.

Blog Moved from Quick Blogcast to WordPress

I was forced by the GoDaddy people to move my blog from Quick Blogcast hosted by www.GoDaddy.com to WordPress hosted by www.carlford.us

New and Old Blog address is the same.  No change.

blog.carlford.us   (Preferred Address) or

“GoDaddy is discontinuing  Quick Blogcast on June 25, 2014 …”  Err……!

  1. I went with Quick Blogcast when I started by blog because it had good easy subscriptions that sent out email when I posted a new blog entry.
  2. I was able to set up email subscriptions on WordPress so everything works the same.   But, it was a pain.  I had to install “subscribe2” package and configure it.
  3. Then I had to manually transfer all of the old subscription email addresses to WordPress.   Everything should work the same.  If you were subscribed then you still should be subscribed.
  4. I manually configured WordPress templates to recreate the look and feel of old blog.   Not much fun.   I had to install a bunch of packages on top of basic Twenty Fourteen template.
  5. I transferred all of the old Quick Blogcast entries to WordPress so no posts were lost.   Some what manual process after searching for a solution on web.
  6. I did not transfer all of the old comments.   Only a hand full comments existed and manually transferring them was not worth the effort.

Hopefully  I am not going to get screwed again because my blog is now hosted on my own www.carlford.info site with my own copy of WordPress installed.

I have been busy writing some new articles for AAW Journal.   I hope to be done with this soon and have more time to write Blog articles.

“Craters and Sun” selected for AAW Symposium Live Auction

Sold for $350 on June 13, 2014.    Blog post updated on June 18, 2014.

I am proud to report that my “Craters and Sun” square bowl is 1 of 30 pieces that has been selected by jury for the big Saturday Night Banquet Live Auction at the AAW National Symposium in Phoenix Arizona on June 13th, 2014.

Please bid early and often!