Posts Tagged ‘green wood’


Avoiding Stepping On Cracks In Semi Dry Elm Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube or Vimeo – but Best right here. Don’t forget the Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge is coming in November. I picked up this chunk of wood at a local woodturning club meeting. It was supposed to be green elm. This made sense because the demonstration topic was green wood turning. […]

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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 Natural Edge Winged Tea Light From Fig

  Also may be viewed on YouTube. This wood came from a fig tree in my front yard. It’s a small limb but had to go. I’ve never turned fig nor heard of anyone turning it. But why not try. Although it’s small, it is large enough for a simple tea light. I did not […]

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Woodturn Cherry Box From Wet Wood

Also can be viewed on YouTube I started this project in July 2013 when I helped a friend cut down a large cherry tree in his back yard. I turned some of the wood into cylinders starting to make small boxes. But the difference is that the wood was very fresh and wet. Knowing that it would shrink […]

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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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Green Woodturning Techniques – Alcohol Soak & Walnut Oil Finish

I’m experimenting with two techniques for my woodturning: one for drying wet or green wood; one for finishishing. For drying a bowl after rough turning the bowl blank, I’m using denatured alcohol (DNA) for an overnight soak, then drying the bowl in a controlled environment such as a brown paper bag. For finishing, I’m following […]

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Remount And Finish Woodturning Alcohol Soaked Green Bowl

I rough turned this birch bowl about six months ago from a fresh green trunk a friend found for me. At that time, I did not expect much from this bowl thinking that birch is a fairly blond wood without a lot of character. To expedite the drying process, I soaked this bowl overnight in […]

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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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Remount, Finish Woodturning Apricot Green Turned Bowl

Also viewable at YouTube I rough turned this apricot bowl a little over two years ago. I recorded its weight while it was drying. It lost about 40% of its original weight. In this video, I remounted the bowl to trim the base and tenon before turning the bowl to its final shape and wall […]

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