Wood Turning

Cocobolo Box

Small lidded box made out of Cocobolo wood. Super hardwood with a beautiful finish. Be careful if you have never worked with this type of wood before. Some are allergic to the wood and it can cause a rash.
Cocobolo wood is extremely dense and does not take finish very well. A simple wax finish is great and will keep a shine on the piece for a long time.

Rockler

Sandstone Hot Plate

Sandstone hotplate I purchased in Bryce Canyon Utah. I have turned a myrtle wood base for the hotplate to add to highlight the beauty in the sandstone and provide some protection from chipping.

Bud Vase

This wood turning project takes about 20 min. This is from a reclaimed wood. I am not certain about the species of the wood. Very hard wood with a beautiful grain that finished up nicely. This is great fast gift idea for dried or fresh flowers when you have a glass vial to insert. These can be found most local craft stores.

Rockler

Mushroom

Great project 10 minute project to use small limbs or small scraps of wood. I left the bark on this one. Hopefully it will stay on when it completely dries.

Square Cherrywood Bowl

Beautiful square cherrywood bowl. This project has a modern feel with the square edges. This piece would make a wonderful candle holder and in a set of three would decorate a dining room table nicely.

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.