Archive for the ‘Jewelry’ Category


Quick And Easy Ring And Jewelry Holder

This video may also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. Best right here! This project is fairly quick and easy yet functional and beautiful. While simple, it has potential for many variations. Essentially, it is a bowl with a spindle – the best of both worlds. The bowl is small and shallow with the […]

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Solar Eclipse Souvenir Broach Woodturning

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook. But best right here! With the eclipse coming, I wondered if I could turn something that depicts the eclipse. After considering several possibilities, this is what I came up with. The “earth” disk is hazelnut with texturing provided by mini features created with the Infinite Axis […]

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Eccentric Spindle Woodturning With Infinite Axis Chuck

May also be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo – But best right here. Since adapting the egg chuck into an Infinite Axis Chuck, I wanted to explore other ways that it can be used. I used hot melt glue to fasten his piece of elm to the chuck’s tenon. Then working from the top down, […]

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Woodturning Jewelry With Infinite Axis Chuck

May also be viewed in YouTube – Better right here! In this video, I adapt the egg chuck I demonstrated about a year ago. Instead of an egg, I turned a ball and socket tenon to fit the chuck. Then I used this new Infinite Axis chuck to turn a jewelry brooch or pin. The […]

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Woodturning Jewelry – Multi-Axis Necklace or Brooch

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here. In this video, I’m trying out another project from the 2016 Utah Woodturning Symposium. Again, I credit Linda Ferber. These are thin wood disks with decorations like buttons turned on the face. To turn these buttons, I used a very cheap, easily made chuck […]

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Woodturning A Natural Edge Necklace Pendant

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here! I enjoyed the 2016 Utah Woodturning Symposium. I plan to soon turn my version of many projects and techniques I saw there. The inspiration for this one is Linda Ferber, who makes wood components to jewelry. This pendant is hazelwood pruned from my back […]

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Woodturning My Prototype Open Flower

Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. Perhaps this is the case with this flower. The idea came from a crocheted yarn broach given to my wife. I liked the idea of radiating flower petals tilted up and overlapping. This video is my first attempt. While the flower looks ok, it was difficult […]

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Saguaro Cactus Necklace Holder

I chose to turn this cactus shaped necklace holder as I’m “on-location” in Arizona. To me, it is an exercise in slicing a woodturning and re-gluing it for a different effect. At the same time, since I don’t have access to a drill press, I used my lathe to drill holes in the side for […]

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Woodturning Jewelry-Segmented Bolo Tie With Wood Tips

For an beautiful jewelry item, how about this segmented wood bolo tie? The medallion is made from 24 segments of walnut and maple with a walnut center and walnut bolo finial tips. The renewable finish is beeswax and mineral oil. The design symbolizes a old west wagon wheel. The metal clasp and cord is available […]

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Easy Bracelet Chuck

In my last video I turned a segmented bracelet using my new home made bracelet chuck. It is an expansion chuck using basic engineering principles with lathe components. It uses 2 tapered end plugs, 8 tapered side slats, 2 automotive band clamps, 4 latex tubing rings, and a little duct tape. One end plug is […]

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