Wood Turning

Lidded Yew Box

Yew wood is great wood to turn and very hard although it is considered a softwood. A friend of mine in Ireland sent me the yew wood along with some bog oak and bog yew. Yew is very dense and has great color red and cream are a great contrast with each other. These types of boxes are great skill builders and have endless shape and design potential.

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Miniature Mrtylewood Vase

Miniature Myrtlewood Vase.This wood turning project takes about five minutes and is a great way to use up your scraps. The pin chuck I use in the video can be purchased from most wood turning supply companies.

Hamburger Press

Maple and Redwood hamburger press. Great for those summer sliders on the BBQ. This project takes about an hour to complete. I 3 inch PVC pipe is used in the interior and use a food safe finish like Salad Bowl Oil Finish to complete your press.

Rockler

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.

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.