Soap at Seeds

Daniel demonstrates how to make soap in the home Essentials

department at Seeds. You can buy our soap online at seedsforautism.org

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Pizza Cutters and the Art of Woodworking

 

Daniel takes pride in his work in the Wood Department at SEEDs

There is something truly wonderful about a unique, hand-crafted object. The feeling you get when you create – investing your time, creativity, hard work and dedication to transform basic materials into a thing of beauty is a life-changing experience. Whether it is a lump of clay, a ball of yarn, or a piece of wood… with you, clay becomes ceramics, fiber and yarn becomes a scarf… and a hunk of wood becomes a pizza cutter.. as unique and individual as the artist who created it.

A one of a kind pizza cutter

 

Close up of Daniel’s craftsmanship

 

 

MY EXPERIENCE IN THE WOOD DEPARTMENT

Hello my name is Daniel and I’m writing about my experience in the wood department at SEEDs. My experience has been good and I have learned how to turn wood on a lathe with the tools such as the roughing gouge. Mr. Ed has been a good teacher, he has helped me learn about the tools and the lathe. The electric lathe is fun to work with because I can make pens and bowls. I made cattails for Summer Winds recently with wood. I had to sand them until they were smooth. I started with 150 grit paper and then went to 220 grit paper.

I made a coffee container on a lathe and it got purchased by my Mom at the last show we had at Seeds. It makes me very confident in myself.  It was hard in the beginning for me to get the right motions for the different tools but I learned how to use them for their intended purposes. Turning wood is very relaxing and it is very fun.

I did not know anything about wood turning when I first got to SEEDs for Autism. It was hard so I had to learn about how to control the tools. Practice helped me perfect my wood turning skills.

You can purchase our wood products at SEEDs or at our Online Store!
by Daniel N.