Wood Turning

Natural Edge Maple Bowl

This is a natural edge made from maple. This was turned while the wood was still green and was then placed in a brown paper sack with the shavings from the piece to dry over a few weeks. This is a great method to use to help prevent cracking and splitting when turning green wood. I used the Easy Wood Tool to make this 7 inches in diameter bowl from a piece of maple a received from a friend who had a tree fall last winter.

This is the first Easy Wood Tool I have used and am very pleased with the results.This is their finishing tool with the round carbid cutter. I think this tool would be a great addition to any woodturners arsenal.

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Magic Wand

Spindle turnings is an essential part of woodturning. A magic wand for a magic or Harry Potter fan is a great place to use the skew chisel in practicing to mast this tool. Most new woodturners shy away from a skew chisel, but with practice it becomes a go to tool for spindle turning.

Christmas Ornament

Purple Heart and sycamore Christmas Ornament. I made this for Chad’s charity project. I finished it with Deft Semi-Gloss wood finish spray.

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Walnut Knitting Needle Case

Two piece walnut knitting needle case for 10 inch needles. This project is something that can be adjusted to fit many sizes of knitting needles. It can also be adjusted on the inside diameter to fit mutiple pairs of needles. This is a wonderful gift for the knitters in your family or friends. It would also be great to turn a set of matching needles to go with the case.

Wooden Clutch

Wooden clutch style purse made of maple. This is a work in progress. I am looking for someone who sews to help with the interior lining. I placed the hinges on the outside, but feel they would be bettering on the interior. I am working out the details and would love some feed back, comments or ideas.

Tire Thumper

I turned a tire thumper this past weekend for a friend. I have received a few request to make fish thumpers as well. This is a great fast project for an angler or truck driver. I would recommend using a nice hardwood, so that it has some weight to it. Or you could put a lead weight in the end and plug it as well. The would I am using came from a salvaged pallet that items from overseas were shipped in on. There is a salvage company in Portland that recycles these and sells off the usable pieces of the pallets.This is another great project for the lathe and a great skill builder for spindle turning.