Van Duyn Bees – Honey Order Form

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If you are interested in placing an order for some local raw honey see the following details… Welcome and I am glad you made it here.  Should you be interested in learning more about me/beekeeping take a look at this honey information page.  Additionally, I am chronicling my journey as a treatment free apiary on my Pure North Carolina Honey …

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Trinity Academy Senior Class 2020 Fundraiser – Clary Sage Honey

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The Trinity Academy Class of 2020 is raising funds for their senior trip to Italy.  I have offered my support in their fundraising efforts by making the Clary Sage honey I produce available for sale through them.  Currently, of the approximately 170lbs, 110 lbs of honey have been sold raising around $900 for the senior class. My wife and I …

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Using a Wood Lathe with Chuck for Mounting Wood – Especially for Small Opening Vessels

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In previous articles I have covered the cutting and preparing of wood for turning on a lathe.  Now its time to move on, and this article covers mounting on a wood lathe with chuck.  The mounting of wooden blanks for lathe turning seems a pretty rudimentary topic.  Possibly so mundane its not worth mentioning.  Ultimately what’s important, and where I …

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Wood Gathering – Sourcing and Preparation of Wood Turning Blanks

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This article covers the selection, gathering, and processing of wood turning blanks and turning stock.  I am a professional wood sculptor primarily in the creation of asymmetrical, irregular, and off-balance natural edge wood sculpture.  I also make cremation urns and some functional wood bowls.  The bulk of my experience is in bowl and hollow turning.  I will also talk about …

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Affordable Cremation – a Guide on Direct Cremation

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This is a guide on the most affordable cremation option – direct cremation.  I write this as a wood sculptor making high quality turned wooden urns.  Which is an adaptation of my sculpture, or urn artistry as I like to call it.  Why do I write this?   I have written several articles on cremation and I want the public to …

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What is Cremation Jewelry and what are all the options

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I am a wood sculptor from Raleigh, NC making turned wooden urns similar to that of my wood sculpture.  This variant is what I refer as urn artistry.  Aside from the traditional vessel or cremation urn this article looks into some of the other nice options for a memorial of your loved ones.  Specifically I am writing about cremation jewelry. What …

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Van Duyn Bees – raw local honey in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Looking for raw local honey near you?  Believe it or not this page is about raw local honey/beekeeping and not woodwork, well at least most of it isn’t.  I started keeping bees several years ago which makes for a nice compliment to my woodwork business.  I have built all of my hive parts, and I even have started experimenting with …