Archive for the ‘Jewelry’ Category


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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A Segmented Wood Bracelet

Last summer, I turned some wood bracelets for my granddaughters. Afterwards, a viewer send in a question about how to turn the outside of the bracelet without flipping the workpiece over. With that in mind, I designed an expansion chuck on which to turn bracelets. With the chuck, I can now turn bracelets more easily. […]

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