Posts Tagged ‘wood bowl’


Turn A Common Wood Stud Into A Segmented Bowl

Summers Woodworking issued a challenge: Make something nice from an ordinary 2x4x8 stud. I couldn’t resist. For me, that means it would have to be round. But how to turn a 2×4 into something both round and nice? Hmmm. So I decided to make a large segmented bowl, using almost all of the 2×4. I’m […]

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Woodturning An Easter Bowl Without A 4-Jaw Chuck

A little while ago, a viewer asked how he could turn a bowl without a chuck. He has a nice piece of wood and a new lathe but does not own a chuck. For many years now, I’ve consistently used a chuck when turning bowls. As it turns out, I recently purchased a mini lathe […]

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Woodturning A Pot O’ Gold Bowl For Leprechaun Gold

For St. Patrick’s Day, I need a pot for the leprechauns to leave me a little of their gold. Fortunately, at a recent club meeting, Nick Stagg demo his bowl turning techniques. And even more, he gave me a big block of ash that he had used as a jam chuck. However, in my haste […]

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Green Turn and Remount A Natural Edge Wood Bowl

A year ago, a limb of a maple tree fell on a friend’s home in a storm. He gave me some of the wood for woodturning. From the wood, I turned two natural edge bowls. The first bowl I turned all at once, finished it, then let it dry. I posted its video ¬†then. ¬† […]

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Petite Square Bowl in Cherry

This woodturning project is a petite square bowl in cherry. It was based by a demonstration by Eli Avisera. The blank is 5″ square, 3/4″ thick, finished with semi-gloss lacquer. The challenge with a square bowl are the corners. The corners appear as shadows; it is hard to know exactly where to start cutting with […]

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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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Finish Turn My Apricot Bowl

This woodturning project picks up from a green turning completed about 3 months ago. The wood is apricot crotch from a neighbor’s tree. I attempted to microwave the rough bowl. After many 60 minute cycles at 10% power, there was no loss of weight and the wood was still cool. After many more 60 minute […]

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Time to Finish My Cracked Green Turned Bowl – Part 3

Now it’s time to finish this bowl — years in the making because I was distracted by work and family. But it’s also scary to finish turn a large bowl like this one. A large blank like this one is rare, very hard to come by. I rough turned it years ago and waited for […]

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Natural Edge Maple Bowl From Green Wood

For this lathe woodturning project, I rough turned a piece of maple about three weeks ago. The maple was green which is very easy to turn. I wanted a natural edge bowl. At the time, I considered finishing it in just the one mounting. However, wet wood clogs sandpaper very quickly. So, I thought I’d […]

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Finish Turning Plum Wood Bowl From Green Wood

It’s long past time to finish this woodturning project. This piece of plum came originally from a tree in my back yard. Several years ago, I rough turned it, painted it with a wax emulsion, placed it in a brown paper bag and left it on my shelf. During the drying process, it shrunk radically […]

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