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Injured Reserve

My grand-daughters convinced my to learn to ski. But, I had a disagreement with the rope tow. Now I have a cracked rib and have to take a break to heal. Unfortunately, break activities do not include woodturning      Yet!

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Christmas Drum Ornament For Little Drummer Boy

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here. This video uses the third and last pieces of wood glued into a stave segmented block: The first was a traditional globe ornament; then a vase ornament; and now a drum ornament. I do not know the pen blank wood – this wood was […]

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Woodturning Stave Segmented Pen Blank Christmas Ornament

This video may also be viewed via YouTube – But best viewed here. This is another ornament for this year’s Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge The ornament’s body consists of eight ‘exotic tropical hardwood’ pen blanks cut in stave fashion with strips of padauk between each. Each pen blank was ripped at a 22.5 degree angle. […]

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2015 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge

Announcing this year’s Christmas Ornament Challenge. Again, this year I join with Carl Jacobson to host the challenge. In the challenge we invite other woodturners to turn their own Christmas ornament with their video camera running. Then edit and submit the video for this challenge. The challenge is open to all ages, all skill levels, […]

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Woodturn A Holiday Star

Also viewable on YouTube To wind up the Christmas season, peace on earth seems to be further away than in year’s past. I hope this ornament can symbolize a quest for peace on earth as well as a reminder of Jesus Christ for those who believe in Him. May we have more tolerance for others […]

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2014 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge

Announcing the 2014 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge sponsored by As Wood Turns, Alan Stratton, and Woodshop TV, Carl Jacobson. This is the third annual challenge. We’d had great responses to previous years. This year we’re adding prizes to the top rated presenters. There are some rules: 3rd Annual Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge Rules and Guidelines. Ornament […]

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Woodturning A Hollow Reversible Tea Light

Also viewable on YouTube After I made the UFO spaceship for E.T. a few weeks ago, a viewer suggested it could also be a tea light. Well, how do you turn a UFO into a tea light? Tough question. So, I started over with a new piece of walnut about 7″ x 3″. I wanted […]

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Segmented Woodturning Plans Using MS Powerpoint

I’ve had many request for more information on how I use Microsoft Powerpoint to plan my segmented woodturning projects. This video shows the advanced features I employ. This video is only for those already familiar with Powerpoint. It assumes you understand basic operations and only need a little bit more of an edge so you […]

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Star Of Bethlehem Laser Cut Christmas Ornament

We’re celebrating Christmas with a Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. This is my last entry for this year. This star is not a woodturning. But I think it is cool enough to enter the challenge. It is cut with a laser from 1/8 inch Baltic birch plywood. Depending on how it is hung, it takes a […]

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Sea Urchin Ornament on Juniper

This woodturning project is a response to a challenge issued by Cascade Woodturners to make “something” from a juniper block, I decided to make a sea urchin ornament with a sea urchin shell with juniper finials above and below the shell. To prepare, I reviewed two videos by Cindy Drozda who makes beautiful turned wood […]

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