Posts Tagged ‘Urban Forestry’


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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Limbs Lashed Together For Rustic Wood Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or FaceBook. Best right here! This project has been a long time in development. While looking at my stash of hazelnut suckers pruned last year, I wondered if I could line up three or four pieces and then turn a bowl. The problem was how to join the […]

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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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