Posts Tagged ‘Urban Forestry’


Anxiously Watching For Spring – A Natural Edge Bud Vase

May also be view on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Where I live the snow has melted and early flowers are blooming. I have spring fever especially from being cooped up after my ski accident. I found a hazelnut sucker I pruned off last spring and determined to turn a bud vase to welcome spring. The […]

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Woodturning Jewelry – Multi-Axis Necklace or Brooch

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here. In this video, I’m trying out another project from the 2016 Utah Woodturning Symposium. Again, I credit Linda Ferber. These are thin wood disks with decorations like buttons turned on the face. To turn these buttons, I used a very cheap, easily made chuck […]

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Woodturning A Natural Edge Necklace Pendant

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here! I enjoyed the 2016 Utah Woodturning Symposium. I plan to soon turn my version of many projects and techniques I saw there. The inspiration for this one is Linda Ferber, who makes wood components to jewelry. This pendant is hazelwood pruned from my back […]

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Woodturning My Grandson’s Wood Ball With Bell Inside

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here! After visiting my grandson I wanted to turn something appropriate for his age. However, he’s 18 months and probably too old for a typical baby rattle. He’s very active so I decided to make a ball. However, a wood ball can be quite heavy […]

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Woodturning A Summer Ice Cream Delight

Video may also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here. I’m still not at home in my new shop but that is not going to stop me from turning. After enjoying ice cream with my granddaughters, I decided to attempt to turn an ice cream cone. My ice cream is turned from cedar […]

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Woodturning To Remount And Finish Golden Chain Bowl

May also be viewed via YouTube. I rough turned this bowl about two years ago. A friend was cutting down a tree in his yard and offered me some of the wood. He called it a golden chain. I looked up the tree and found several interesting facts including: it is very hard; sometimes used […]

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Remount & Finish Woodturning Naturally Spalted Aspen Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube. This aspen bowl was turned wet or green several years ago. At that time, I put it away in a paper sack for it to dry. Apparently, it was extra wet or did not dry very quickly, since a large growth of mold or fungus developed on the surface. […]

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Remount and Finish Bowl – No Rush To Finish Russian Olive

May also be viewed on YouTube. This bowl is turned from Russian olive from Idaho. It is generally considered a weed tree, planted for wind protection. It is now classified as a invasive species. My sons’s in-laws had not qualms over cutting down with the tree. I rescued several chunks from the burn pile to […]

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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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