Posts Tagged ‘Walnut’


Segmented Tea Light – More Safe Than Eccentric

Rather than respond to the challenge of an eccentric tea light, I choose to turn a segmented tea light with a bonus saucer to set it on. The style of segmentation is called open segment meaning that there are gaps between the segments making up the ring. However, nearly every open segment requires a couple […]

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A Wood Toy Tippy Top

I’ve turned several tops on my lathe but never a tippy top. A tippy top should start normally, then flip over onto its spindle. During this process, it reverses its rotation. Physics students create monstrous equations to explain this reversal that are totally beyond me. This wood is poplar with a walnut spindle. The poplar […]

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Christmas Ornament – Deep Space Nine in Walnut and Maple

This woodturning resembles the space station on Star Trek – Deep Space Nine. It has a wide, round main section with corridors back to the central hub. The top and bottom finials house docking bays and equipment not subject to gravity. Each is about 7” tall and 3” in diameter. It is about 7″ tall and […]

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Wood Egg Box in Walnut

Please register for updates over at right =======>>>>>>>>>>>> My twin granddaughters wanted me to make them each a wooden egg. My thoughts went directly to a hollow egg, or wooden container. With dry urban harvested walnut, I started to turn the two eggs. The first egg was nearly a disaster. I had turned the tenon […]

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Wood Bracelet For A Girl

Several years ago, I had a bright idea to make wooden ties. I made several which turned out very nice except they were not very comfortable to wear. They only bent in one direction. I did not make any more beyond the first batch but still had a lot of wood milled out. Now I’m […]

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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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Woodturning Walnut Bowl – Turn Green, Dry Rough then Finish Woodturn Walnul Bowl

Some time ago, I obtained some walnut from a builder who had cleared some land for homes. I promptly sawed the wood into manageable chunks and sawed each piece into halves through the pith. I coated each cut surface with a wax emulsion. I turned much of the wood soon thereafter, recoated each piece with […]

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Walnut Wood Bowl Woodturning

Having some creative fun with this piece of salvaged walnut. The wood came from a tree in Texas where I lived some years ago. The tree blew down in a storm. I and others salvaged the walnut wood to do some woodturning and make some nice wooden bowls. Please comment on the bowl and/or any […]

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