Archive for the ‘Misc Projects’ Category


A Woodturning Tip To Eliminate Wobble

This video may also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook. Why not stay right here. For this project video, I had planned an inside out ornament – a really special one. To my dismay, it broke. Due to the imminent deadline, I switched to a walnut tea light with flashing LED. As I first […]

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Woodturning Hogwarts Sorting Hat – Multiple Personalities

This video is also available via YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook – Best right here at As Wood Turns. In thinking about another Halloween project, I decided to turn a Hogwarts sorting hat-a great projects for young wizards. But a hat from the wizarding world cannot be a smooth refined hat with a highly polished surface […]

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Woodturning A Shy Halloween Ghost

This video may also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook. But you’re here already and it’s best right here. I often have a problem coming up with a woodturning project for Halloween. In fact, I do not know how I came up with this idea. The ghost is hazelnut about 3 inches high finished […]

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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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