Archive for the ‘Misc Projects’ Category


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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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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