About Three Bears Turner

It has been suggested by several friends a blog site would be both fun and useful. The fun part apparently is learning what the heck html and all that website / blog language is. Latin was easier! As to the useful issue, the site gives us a chance to interact when it is convenient. Working with wood in one form or another is something I have done for over 40 years. It has evolved from refinishing antiques to furniture making to woodturning. Recently my woodturning projects have involved large and unusual pieces of wood. The stumps, roots, crotches and burl wood are all sources. Many of the final pieces have bark inclusions, because of the challenge to keep it together as the piece ages and the simple beauty of the contrasting layers that make up a tree. Enjoy the pictures and please feel free to comment whether you like something or not or simply have a suggestion.


12 thoughts on “About Three Bears Turner

    Colleen Carnine said:
    January 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Hi Ron…If you sent me this previously, sorry. I don’t recall getting it. In any event, GOOD JOB on the website!

    A couple of comments….. Since you have a link to Visions West, are you planning on selling your pieces? I don’t think that was made clear enough in the website. Assuming you are selling the pieces, are you going to price them on the website. Maybe price a few pieces and you could put a “call for qoute” on others. I know when I am looking for something on the web, price is important. I want to know if I’m at least in the ballpark of the asking price.

      threebearsturner responded:
      January 2, 2010 at 5:13 PM

      Well, it worked! Good comment; will need to incorporate into my updates. If you click on Visions site you will see under “artists” my name and the first few pictures of pieces for sale. The plan is for a full show in the summer. You might really like the mesquite bowl there. Let me know if the link does not work.



      threebearsturner responded:
      January 8, 2010 at 4:38 PM

      Colleen, there will be not prices shown on the website, but are shown at the gallery site. I am not trying to over commercialized this, as it is really a hobby, and the showings at a gallery are the result of several people asking me if I would sell some pieces. Thanks again.

    Jeffrey said:
    January 15, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Hey Dad,

    Loving the site… who knew old dogs could learn new tricks 🙂

    See you in February.


      threebearsturner responded:
      January 15, 2010 at 10:36 PM

      Look forward to your visit; can always use an extra sweep up man in the shop!

    Jack Davis said:
    January 17, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Looking good!! Nice job. Suggestion: You should have a link to this page on each of your pages. Maybe you do, but I did not find it at first glance. I wanted to comment on a few of the bowls and had to go back to the About page to get here. People may want to make comments when they see a particular bowl and it disrupts their flow if they have to go away from that page or image.

    The site is looking very nice. The Bush economic plan bowl is a winner, especially the title.

    Knowing you the way I do I am sure you will continue to fine tune the site. This will encourage people to return. Small adjustments get my attention and I know the site is fresh and up to date. Good work and very nice site!

    Jack Davis said:
    January 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    Ron – I see that my comments went to the blog page, this page. My suggestion was to have a link on each page to go to the blog page, and then back to where they came from. People will want to make comments from the image or page they are looking at and then go back to that image or page. Hope this makes sense. I think the key concept is intuitive, to be able to make spontaneous comments without losing one’s place on the site.

      threebearsturner responded:
      January 17, 2010 at 3:56 PM

      I will reread this later. First pass and I was reminded of the popular Dr Irwin Corey. If second reading fails to register, I will call you.

    Bannus Hudson said:
    January 28, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Ron-very impressive stuff…and nice start on your equally impressive “rookie web site. Thanks for including me. Sorry we couldn’t hook up on our last trip to Bozeman; I’m really looking forward to seeing your shop, of which I’m sure I will be very envious.

      threebearsturner responded:
      January 29, 2010 at 2:55 AM

      I look forward to your visit someday as I know you will appreciate what a “monument to myself” means in this case!

    Jan Cato said:
    September 19, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    I love the site and am delighted that you sent the link to me. After my visit to Montana, I showed my photos to Coley, my personal family wood-worker. He is quite the snob about tools, but admitted that you, in fact, have an impressive lathe. This is a very rare and important compliment from him. Personally, I just loved visiting with you and Jane and seeing your shop. OK, so one question: Isn’t there a corgi in your life? Doesn’t she deserve a job with pay and pension?

      threebearsturner responded:
      September 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM

      Bunty is in the apprentice program under Emma’s supervisor. I believe the training will be completed before snow sets in so Emma can enjoy her days next to the fireplaces. We enjoyed your visit very much.

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