Posts Tagged ‘Art’


Adaptable Abstract Sculpture Desk Toy (“Thingey” or MetroGnomes)

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. – Please stay right here! Where do project ideas come from? Anywhere! This is inspired by a large object outside a building between the San Diego airport and the rental car center. I hope someone from San Diego can tell me what it actually is. The […]

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Woodturning Art – “An Ode To Oregon Rain”

May also be viewed via YouTube. The inspiration for this project came from many sources. One source was the Utah Woodturning Symposium. Another is Eric Lofstrum with his multi-axis raindrops. While this is not multi-axis, it draws from both plus probably others. The puddle is Atlas Cedar about 6 inches in diameter. The raindrop is […]

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Woodturn Art – Spirit Of A Wave

May also be viewed on YouTube. This project is my chance to practice what I learned from a demo by Eric Lofstrom at the Oregon Woodturning Symposium. The wood is cedar from my backyard tree. It is turned with four axes that created three curved facets. The primary axis is the normal center; the other […]

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Woodturning For Pure Art

Also viewable on YouTube This piece is not functional. It is only for viewing as art. But art is useful in its own way. It challenges the mind and pleases the eye. This art is made from walnut using segmented woodturning. It is formed 76 segments with 8 more segments used as temporary support. It […]

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Function Versus Beauty – A Segmented Object Of Art

Last weekend, I was inspired during a visit to the Tacoma Museum of Glass. While I saw all sorts of glass objects, few were functional items. Why do I think a woodturned object must be functional. NOT! As a first step into this brave new world, I decided to make an object similar to one I […]

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Unusual Salt Shaker in Maple

This woodturning project is a salt shaker or salturn in hard maple. It was inspired by a demonstration by Terry Gerros from Willamette Valley Woodturners to Cascade Woodturners. The blank is 3″x3″x6″ tall, finished with shellac friction polish, This salt shaker does not have a removeable opening or removeable top. Nor does it have holes […]

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Wood Spin Top With Box in Maple

This woodturning project was inspired by a visit by Eli Avisera to the Cascade Woodturners. Eli Avisera is an Israeli woodturners. He made a small wood spin top that also served as a lid to a small box. He made it look so easy, I just had to try it myself. Fortunately, I had some […]

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Wood Bowl in Apricot From Green Wood

This woodturning project, a small bowl turned from apricot, was a nice short fun project. The wood came from urban forestry, meaning, I helped a neighbor cut down the apricot tree he didn’t want in his yard anymore. I was glad to help in return for the wood. At the beginning of the bowl turning, […]

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Green Apricot Bowl Disaster

Sometimes, we need a reminder of the risks involved in woodturning projects, particularly when turning a bowl harvested from random sources, sometimes called urban forestry. I harvest wood where ever I can hoping for a big turning blank and fantastic grain and figure. This apricot wood blank was from the main trunk, one of the biggest pieces […]

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