Posts Tagged ‘Walnut’


Practice Woodturning A Basic Walnut Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube. I contributed a woodturning experience to a church youth auction to raise money for youth summer activities. In preparation, I’m turning a bowl similar to what I’ll have the auction winner turn – with some exceptions. They will turn a softer wood like cedar. This one is hard walnut […]

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Woodturning Napkins In The Round

May also be viewed on YouTube. I turned this napkin holder for my wife for Mother’s Day from walnut. It consists of a round base and two round sides. The sides have a little wood sliced away so they can stand on the base. The space between the sides is perfect for dinner napkins. The […]

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My Woodturning Recipe For Deviled Eggs

May also be viewed on YouTube. Since spring has arrived, it’s time for picnics and barbecues. How about some deviled eggs for those occasions? I used the split turning technique for this project. Glue two pieces of walnut together with brown craft paper between. Turn an egg then split it into two halves. Turn the […]

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Woodturning A Free Climbing Bear

May also be viewed on YouTube. In this project I re-create a climbing bear I had made for my children with one significant improvement — he’s round. The former bear was a flat piece of wood in somewhat the shape of a bear. While any self-respecting wild bear my not recoginize this one, I do […]

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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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