Posts Tagged ‘Alan Stratton’


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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Remount & Finish Turning Wet Apricot Bowl

This video may also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook – But best right here. Five years ago, I scored a batch of fresh green or wet cherry wood. One block looked very promising – it was a crotch with some beautiful crotch figure. I mounted it and started to turn it. I was […]

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Back To My First Love – Turning Green Cherry Bowl

Video may also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook – Best right here! I obtained the wood for this bowl last December. At the time, I ripped the wood in half through the pith, waxed the ends, and stored the wood in plastic bags. Then due to my accident, I could not turn the […]

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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 Out-Of-Round Bowl

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook. Best of all is right here! After watching Guilio Marcolongo demonstrate at the Utah Woodturning Symposium, I took to heart his statement that not every woodturning project must be round. He does some nice work by figuring out different ways to hold his work. Back at […]

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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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Disaster Recovery – Woodturning Style x 3

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook – Best right here at As Wood Turns. After I blew through the bottom of a beautiful bowl, I appealed for ideas on how to salvage it. The response was wonderfully broad and useful. Some would re-purpose the bowl as a lamp shade with an LED […]

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Dyed, Diet Bowl – aka Experimental Whoops

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook – Best right here. With all the ideas from the Utah Woodturning Symposium, it’s time to implement some of them with this project. The wood is the remaining pine slab from a previous project. However, it has a crack where the rim would be and several […]

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Woodturning Finishes & DIY Finish Accessories

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo and FaceBook – But best Right Here. It’s time for me to upgrade my wood finish containers. I typically use walnut oil or a mix of beeswax and mineral for projects needing to be food safe. Otherwise, for large projects, I use walnut oil or lacquer or the […]

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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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