Archive for the ‘Misc Projects’ Category


Anxiously Watching For Spring – A Natural Edge Bud Vase

May also be view on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Where I live the snow has melted and early flowers are blooming. I have spring fever especially from being cooped up after my ski accident. I found a hazelnut sucker I pruned off last spring and determined to turn a bud vase to welcome spring. The […]

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Preparing Green Cherry – Not Solely For Bowls

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook. Best right here. To view Christmas Ornament Challenge entries – click here. Not every project results in a beautiful object. Some I do well in advance with a beautiful object in mind. This is the case in this video. I was given some fresh cut or green […]

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Stylized Pumpkin Just In Time For Halloween

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. Best right here. Don’t forget – The Christmas Ornament Challenge is open now – View or Enter yours at this link. I’m always on the lookout for a project idea that I can adapt to a turning project. While visiting my daughter in law, she had […]

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Eccentric Bottle Stopper With Infinite Axis Chuck

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But, best right here where you are. Remember! The annual Christmas Ornament Challenge happens during November!. A local club asked me to demonstrate turning a bottle stopper. But, I cannot make myself make a plain one when I can dress it up by turning it on […]

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Taking A Rolling Pin To The Next Level

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook – Best right here where you are. This year’s Christmas Ornament Challenge is coming quickly. Be ready to enter your ornament during November. Inspired by the chefs on “Chopped”, I want to take turning a rolling pin to the next level. To do more than simply […]

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Celtic Knot Dresses Up Pizza Cutter Handle

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook – But best right here! Remember – this year’s Christmas Ornament Challenge is rapidly approaching – November is almost here. My wife asked me to turn a new handle for her pizza cutter. The original handle had almost disintegrated. A handle is a fairly simple spindle […]

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Reclaim Shop Space & Storage With Above Garage Door Shelves

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook. But best right here!. Please plan on the 5th Annual Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge coming up in November. With my new shop area, I need to get organized and stow away both shop and household items that are currently taking floor space. After researching above door […]

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Simple Yet Fascinating Desk Toy: Magnetic Hourglass

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook. But best right here. Plan on the 5th Annual Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge – Coming in November I’ve always been fascinated by the flow of sand thru an hourglass. This hourglass raises the bar. Instead of sand, it contains iron filings. In the base is a […]

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Utah Woodturning Symposium – My 2016 Egg Cup Race Entry

May also be viewed on YouTube  – But best right here. I enjoy attending woodturning symposium – the Utah Woodturning Symposium is one such treat. In addition to all the demonstrations and exhibits, an annual feature is the egg cup race. I’ve participated for at least three years. It is a lot of fun. Each […]

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Woodturning My Grandson’s Wood Ball With Bell Inside

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here! After visiting my grandson I wanted to turn something appropriate for his age. However, he’s 18 months and probably too old for a typical baby rattle. He’s very active so I decided to make a ball. However, a wood ball can be quite heavy […]

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