Archive for the ‘Bowl’ Category


If At First You Don’t Succeed… My Green Natural Edge Cherry Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook – Best right here. My last attempt to turn a natural edge bowl from fresh green cherry ended in a near disaster. Half of the almost finished bowl hit me in the face. Fortunately, I was wearing my full face shield. I cannot fear to turn […]

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Fruit Salad – Dry Spaulted Apple From Green Natural Edge Cherry

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook. Best right here. I started turning a natural edge bowl from Cherry. Alas, it did not survive. But I did survive despite a hard knock to my face shield. So I switched to a dry block of spaulted apple that I have from a woodturning club […]

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Lessons Learned In Turning Knotty Green Cherry Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook – Best right here!. I have a bunch of fresh green cherry. All of it has been ripped in half and the ends sealed with end grain sealer. But before it dries too much, I want to turn a bowl. However, my selected piece of wood […]

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Exploring My Family History By Turning Tall Cedar Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook. But best right here. My mother has had a turned redwood vase for as long as I can remember. Upon reading the inscription on the base, my grandfather made it from redwood they obtained from a visit to the Redwoods two years before my birth. My […]

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Avoiding Stepping On Cracks In Semi Dry Elm Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube or Vimeo – but Best right here. Don’t forget the Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge is coming in November. I picked up this chunk of wood at a local woodturning club meeting. It was supposed to be green elm. This made sense because the demonstration topic was green wood turning. […]

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Woodturning Natural Edge Off Center Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo – But Best Right Here! Get ready for this year’s Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge – Coming November 2016 After seeing a demo at a woodturning club of a large off center bowl, I had to try one myself. At another club meeting, I picked up a bowl […]

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Woodturning Ugly Duckling Wood Into Beautiful Swan Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo. I was given this wood at a club meeting in Oregon. I don’t recall whether it was at Cascade Woodturners or Willamette Valley Woodturners. It is ugly but has some burl potential. I don’t know what species of wood it is. At 11 inches in diameter, 4 […]

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Woodturning Small Bowl – A Surprising Beauty

May also be viewed on YouTube – But Better Right Here! Finally, the intermission is over and I can turn again. I cannot find all my tools yet but here goes. I don’t know for sure what wood this is or where I obtained it. After turning it, I believe it is pine based on […]

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Airbrush Acrylic Finish To Enhance Plain Wood Plate

May also be viewed on YouTube – Be better here. Happy New Year. I started work on this poplar dish to prepare for a airbrush workshop taught by Jay Shepherd at Williamette Valley Woodturners. The poplar is approximately 9″ diameter and 2″ tall. Initially, I finished it with shellac friction polish to seal the wood. […]

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Pyrography For Lid Of My Segmented Utility Bowl

This video may be viewed on YouTube. This video builds on my last video to make a lid for my bowl. It went well except for the home-made plywood I used in the lid. I had expected it to blend well to make the lid. While it sanded well, and had a smooth surface, it […]

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