Archive for the ‘Art’ Category


Bumpy, Tipsy, Wood Tube From Green Cherry

This video may also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But best right here where you are! At the invitation from fellow woodturner, Sam Angelo, I turned this 2″ by 7″ tube from fresh wet cherry. This project is fun because when the turning is finished, I go to the microwave to heat it […]

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Adaptable Abstract Sculpture Desk Toy (“Thingey” or MetroGnomes)

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. – Please stay right here! Where do project ideas come from? Anywhere! This is inspired by a large object outside a building between the San Diego airport and the rental car center. I hope someone from San Diego can tell me what it actually is. The […]

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Woodturning Art – “An Ode To Oregon Rain”

May also be viewed via YouTube. The inspiration for this project came from many sources. One source was the Utah Woodturning Symposium. Another is Eric Lofstrum with his multi-axis raindrops. While this is not multi-axis, it draws from both plus probably others. The puddle is Atlas Cedar about 6 inches in diameter. The raindrop is […]

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Woodturning Twisted Horns Of A Dilemma

May also be viewed on YouTube. I’ve wanted to turn this project every since seeing Michael Hosaluk demonstrate it. It is basically a turned box but with a twist. The top and bottom are elongated. Then at the band saw, each is sliced, the segment turned about 180 degrees then re glued. In this case, […]

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Woodturn Art – Spirit Of A Wave

May also be viewed on YouTube. This project is my chance to practice what I learned from a demo by Eric Lofstrom at the Oregon Woodturning Symposium. The wood is cedar from my backyard tree. It is turned with four axes that created three curved facets. The primary axis is the normal center; the other […]

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Woodturn My Eggs Easy Over Please

May also be viewed on YouTube. This project is a fun way to use up scraps and please both the grandkids and their parents. This time, I’ll use a egg chuck derived from work done by Vern Bunn. The main difference is that I’ve mounted mine to a threaded wood faceplate to avoid using my […]

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Woodturn Segmented Hash – Art From Leftovers

Also may be viewed on YouTube. Leftover Time! I’ve accumulated some segment rings leftovers from previous projects. Most are from my Crazy Droopy bowl that have a taper on the rings.  Rather than make new rings, I’ll make these into this project. The first two rings are flat and not very tall. These will make […]

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Whoops! My Wood Egg Cracked Or Hatched?

Also viewable in YouTube In this video, I started out to make an egg shaped mold or pattern for cast glass. Several things went wrong but were not critical until I got a nasty catch when finishing the top of the egg. At that point, the egg’s base cracked off its remaining tenon leaving a […]

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Woodturning For Pure Art

Also viewable on YouTube This piece is not functional. It is only for viewing as art. But art is useful in its own way. It challenges the mind and pleases the eye. This art is made from walnut using segmented woodturning. It is formed 76 segments with 8 more segments used as temporary support. It […]

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A Stack of Special Donuts For All The Big Ballgames

Phillip from San Antonio sent me a chunk of mesquite. I’ve puzzled over what to make of it. Then I realized that it is playoff and bowl game season. I need refreshments for all the big games. How about a donut. This donut is hollow to reduce its calorie content. I don’t want my friends […]

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