Wood Turning

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.

Rockler

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.

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.