Archive for the ‘Misc Projects’ Category


Woodturning Old Fashioned Desk Pen Set

This video may be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, FaceBook or right here where it is best. Years ago, I did not use pen kits for making wooden pens like we almost exclusively do today. Still there is a place for an inexpensive yet classy desk pen set. This pen uses the filler extracted from a […]

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Turning American Ninja Warrior Training Gear

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook. Best Right Here. My granddaughter watches American Ninja Warrior. She asked me to turn some training gear: 4 2.5″ balls, 2 3″ balls, 2 2″ pistons, and 2 truncated cones. Who can refuse a 7 year old granddaughter? I turned them from Titan cedar. The balls […]

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Star Trek NG Alien Probe Appeared In My Mind

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook – But Best Right Here! While watching a rerun of Star Trek Next Generation, I saw an alien probe with an interesting shape. After the episode, I just had to go back and look at that probe again. My thought – can I make a woodturning […]

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At Last My Rose (Root) Blossoms

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook – Best right here where you are! As my regular viewers can attest, I’ve made several attempts to turn the root of rose bushes with varying degrees of success and varying degrees of difficulty. In this video, I’ve pressed forward with a new, freshly dug rose […]

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Woodturning Wizard Wands For Young Wizards

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook – Best right here where you are! My granddaughter is having a birthday soon; she requested a wizarding party and wizard wands for her and her friends. I’m happy to oblige but was hesitant to do an eccentric of off axis wand such as I did […]

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Inspiration From Grapes – Scrollsaw and Lathe

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook – But best right here! I got this idea from the Utah Woodturning Symposium, specifically Raleigh Lockhart’s presentation. It entails cutting a leaf shape on a scrollsaw then turning it on the lathe. My leaf plate is a grape leaf about 6 inches in diameter and […]

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My Rose Root Blossoms Into A Unique Vase

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook – Best right here! I dug up an old rose bush from my yard. (Please do not report me to the Rose Club). The root is large enough for at least a couple of turnings. But exactly what should I turn with this unusual wood. I […]

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More Natural Edge From Spring Pruning – Rustic Napkin Rings

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook – But best right here! In this video I am again using a sucker I had pruned from a hazelnut tree. This time, I’m turning a set of natural edge rustic napkin rings with a stand for their display and storage. This is a set of […]

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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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