Posts Tagged ‘green wood’


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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Woodturning Green Wood Bowl – All At Once

The wood for this bowl came from a friend who lives nearby. When someone gives me a bunch of wood, I like to make them something from it. In this case, I gave her a choice of a bowl soon but that may warp a little and a bowl that would not warp but that […]

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Rescuing A Cracked Green Turned Wood Bowl

Several years ago I rough turned a beautiful 13 by 6 inch bowl from a green or wet piece of ash. I promptly waxed the rough bowl, put it in a paper bag, and placed it on a shelf to dry. I intended to leave it for about a year. More than the allotted time […]

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A Field of Mushrooms (Part 1)

This woodturning project is a natural edge mushroom in apricot. A viewer questioned how I oriented the turning axis on the last video. Since I didn’t have a defined answer, I decided to do an experiment. With three apricot branches, I will orient the turning axis differently in each one: one straight thru the pith; one diagonally […]

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A Mushroom in Apricot

This woodturning project is a small natural edge mushroom in apricot. I saw Walt Weis at the Oregon State Fair making his version of mushrooms. The mushroom is 3″ tall, and a little over 2″ across the cap and finished with mineral oil and beeswax. The wood is green or wet apricot harvested about 9 […]

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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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Rescue From A Woodturning Bowl Disaster – My Poor Maple Bowl

This woodturning project picks up from a green turning disaster a couple of months ago. At that time, I turned a green piece of maple. I wanted the finish turning without waiting for the wood to dry. However, in the final moments, my gouge caught the bottom of the bowl and it exploded. Maybe I […]

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Finish Turn My Apricot Bowl

This woodturning project picks up from a green turning completed about 3 months ago. The wood is apricot crotch from a neighbor’s tree. I attempted to microwave the rough bowl. After many 60 minute cycles at 10% power, there was no loss of weight and the wood was still cool. After many more 60 minute […]

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Time to Finish My Cracked Green Turned Bowl – Part 3

Now it’s time to finish this bowl — years in the making because I was distracted by work and family. But it’s also scary to finish turn a large bowl like this one. A large blank like this one is rare, very hard to come by. I rough turned it years ago and waited for […]

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