Archive for the ‘Natural Edge’ 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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If At First You Don’t Succeed… My Green Natural Edge Cherry Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook – Best right here. My last attempt to turn a natural edge bowl from fresh green cherry ended in a near disaster. Half of the almost finished bowl hit me in the face. Fortunately, I was wearing my full face shield. I cannot fear to turn […]

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Woodturning Eccentric Twig Vase With Infinite Axis Chuck

May also be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo – Best right here. I’m still exploring different ways to use the Infinite Axis Chuck. In this video, I turn twig vase or bud vase from apple limb wood finished with a mix of beeswax and mineral oil. In eccentric turnings, having tail stock pressure provides both […]

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Woodturn Natural Edge Fig Bowl – My Smallest Yet?

May also be viewed on YouTube. This is another project from pruning my fig tree. It is a bowl turned from this small about 2.5 inch diameter limb. This project was a challenge due to its size. It is too small to mount in my standard chuck jaws. I have smaller jaws but I do […]

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Woodturn Natural Edge Fig Mushroom – Not For Soup

May also be viewed on YouTube. My wife’s sister asked me to turn a mushroom for her. Right now I have cuttings from a fig tree in my front yard. Why not a natural edge mushroom from this fig. Figs and mushrooms both have nice flavors for cooking, why not see how they go together […]

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Woodturn Rustic Cedar Natural Edge Coasters

This project is relatively easy, a great way to practice with natural edge forms without the risk of a bowl. These coasters are wet, freshly harvested, cedar. After slicing a limb into discs, I started them drying with a quick soak in Denatured Alcohol to accelerate the drying process. They had lost about 30% of their […]

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Woodturn A Natural Edge Cedar Limb Bowl

I have a lot of wood to clean up from cutting down an Atlas Cedar in my back yard. For this project, I’m using a whole section of limb for a small but deep natural edge bowl. This small bowl is about 6 inches long by 4 inches wide by 3 inches deep. I tried […]

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Transforming An Old Fence Post Into A Rustic Fence Post Vase

I’ve invited Russ Coker from a local club to turn one of his favorite projects, a fence post vase. He salvages old fence posts from Wyoming that are mostly cedar and turns them into a vase. The wood is weathered and very, very irregular. His process is: Mount the wood between centers. Evaluate the wood for features […]

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A Natural Edge Bud Vase For Mother’s Day

I needed to make a bud vase to go with the flower I made for Mother’s Day. I chose a wet piece of gum wood and shifted the turning axis to include a natural bark edge. I finished this little vase with walnut oil. Despite the off-axis turning, this is still an easy woodturning project.

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Woodturning Green Wood – A Natural Edge Bowl

After a storm broke a large limb from a gum tree in my yard, I decided to get some benefit from my misfortune. A friend had helped clean up the mess so I decided to turn a natural edge bowl to give him in recognition for his help. This green wood bowl is turned from […]

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