Post Tagged with: "Michael Kaynard"

FEEDBACK: New woodworking group starting in West Ashley

FEEDBACK: New woodworking group starting in West Ashley

Michael Kaynard, Charleston: “My interest in woodworking was purely defensive. I knew my wife would be retiring within the year and I needed a hobby.  When I was turning 65, I asked for a chop saw for my birthday. What I really wanted was a miter saw but didn’t know enough about tools to ask for the right tool.

“Now it’s been a year and a half or so and I have reached my limit of incompetence. I don’t like reading text or watching YouTube to learn new techniques. I need to be shown how to do things.”

by · 01/22/2018 · 0 comments · Feedback
Scarves on sale at a Market in Mostar with the town pictured in the background. (Michael Kaynard)

PHOTO ESSAY: Bullish on the Balkans

Photographers Michael Kaynard and Cynthia Bledsoe of Charleston recently enjoyed a cruise with stops along the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe.

Kaynard, our contributing photographer, emphasized how warm the people were and how many of them spoke English and several other languages – vital in an economy that gets tourists from around the world.)

Click to enjoy these photos.

by · 12/11/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY, Kaynard:  Charleston’s French Quarter

PHOTO ESSAY, Kaynard:  Charleston’s French Quarter

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard went on a walkabout last week in the French Quarter section of Charleston, an area that is a magnet to his camera:

Kaynard
“Having worked in and around the French Quarter since 1973, it is like a second home,” he writes.  “I love the colors, textures, history and personality.  Some of earliest and favorite photos were shot in the Quarter.”

by · 10/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
KAYNARD: Customer service has left the building

KAYNARD: Customer service has left the building

By Michael Kaynard, special to Charleston Currents  |  Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 30 years, you have undoubtedly noticed that good customer service is a thing of the past. In most places, you could set off firecrackers and not one employee would respond.

Kaynard
Perhaps some small mom and pop stores still value service but the larger, corporate businesses have too few employees and many are untrained about their products. Most could not care less whether you buy. 

by · 06/12/2017 · 4 comments · My Turn, Views
MYSTERY:  Rigging could be a clue

MYSTERY: Rigging could be a clue

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard sent along this photo, slightly retouched to remove the ship’s name. What and where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 05/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY:  Iconic silos

MYSTERY: Iconic silos

Longtime reader Cynthia Bledsoe of Charleston sent along these iconic silos as a Mystery Photo.  So where are there and why are they iconic?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live. Three eagle eyes guessed correctly that last week’s Mystery Photo was of a wall at […]

by · 04/24/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
PHOTO:  Catching some rays

PHOTO: Catching some rays

Not only is this lizard catching some spring sunshine, but lots of Charleston County residents have bugged out of town for spring break to catch rays, visit with family and see other parts of the country. Photo by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard.

by · 04/10/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
FEEDBACK:  On the right way to do business

FEEDBACK: On the right way to do business

Michael Kaynard, Charleston: I didn’t grow up using tools, power or otherwise, and took up woodworking as my retirement hobby. As I got braver, I bought bigger and more dangerous pieces of equipment. One day as I was scanning Craigslist for tools, I saw a Ridgid 4510 heavy duty portable table saw. I bought it. I knew nothing about it and after using it found out I had a lot to learn. They are dangerous and sometimes boards can kick back at you. There is an anti-kickback pawl that the previous owner had removed. Duh.. How would I know?

by · 03/06/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
MYSTERY:  Mother lode of bunnies

MYSTERY: Mother lode of bunnies

With Easter just around the corner, these 14 bunnies obviously are getting ready for the holiday, but where are they convening? Reader Deborah Getter of John’s Island sent in this photo stumper. About the only hint we’ll give you is they’re not convened near the Lowcountry. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 03/06/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
FEEDBACK:  A glimmer of hope

FEEDBACK: A glimmer of hope

Michael Kaynard, Charleston: “Over the past 18 months or so, our country has had to endure some of the most polarizing rhetoric in recent history. I have tortured myself by listening to an overload of trash talk that resulted in the election of Donald Trump as our next president. There has been a great deal of anguish over this result and many seem to have lost hope.”

by · 01/23/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback