Wood Turning

Chandler AZ Mobile Shop road trip

We went on a two-week road trip to Chandler AZ for the Woodcraft expo. I want to give a big thank you to Easy Wood Tools and woodcraft for bringing us down for the event.

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Woodturning – Driftwood Hollow Form

In this video I turned a piece of driftwood on the lathe. I found this piece on the beach about 15 years ago. It’s 6″ x 4 1/2″ and Pine or Fir.

Woodturning – Birch Bowl – This is the bowl I dried in rice.

I did this one in real time Happy New Year! In this video I demonstrate how to remount a bowl on the lathe to do a final turn after it finished drying. I turned this bowl green a few months ago, it’s been drying in rice since I turned it.

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Woodturning – Maple Female Form Piece

In this video I turned a piece of Maple on the lathe into two female forms holding a ring. After turned a vase shape and drew the female shapes. I marked two spots opposite the female forms and cut along them with the Mini Turbo. I hollowed it out and begin shaping the forms with a small air saw. With a dremel bit I refined the shape before lots of sanding

Woodturning – Walnut Bathroom Sink

In this video I demonstrate step-by-step how to make a wood sink. This one is made out of Walnut and has a satin finish. The sink is 15″ in diameter and 5 3/4″ tall. After turning the bowl shape on the lathe I filled in some small cracks with black CA glue before the final sanding. The finish is General Finishes Arm R Seal satin I picked up from Woodcraft.

Woodturning – “Natural Edge” Maple Vase

In this video I demonstrate how to make your own “natural edge” voids. I cut away some of the cracks that ran down both sides of this piece. After shaping the outside I used the Arbortech mini to cut two grooves one on each side of the vase. Cutting these grooves makes hollowing the vase out really easy.