Posts Tagged ‘wood bowl’


Green Woodturning Techniques – Alcohol Soak & Walnut Oil Finish

I’m experimenting with two techniques for my woodturning: one for drying wet or green wood; one for finishishing. For drying a bowl after rough turning the bowl blank, I’m using denatured alcohol (DNA) for an overnight soak, then drying the bowl in a controlled environment such as a brown paper bag. For finishing, I’m following […]

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Remount And Finish Woodturning Alcohol Soaked Green Bowl

I rough turned this birch bowl about six months ago from a fresh green trunk a friend found for me. At that time, I did not expect much from this bowl thinking that birch is a fairly blond wood without a lot of character. To expedite the drying process, I soaked this bowl overnight in […]

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Remount, Finish Woodturning Apricot Green Turned Bowl

Also viewable at YouTube I rough turned this apricot bowl a little over two years ago. I recorded its weight while it was drying. It lost about 40% of its original weight. In this video, I remounted the bowl to trim the base and tenon before turning the bowl to its final shape and wall […]

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Woodturning Cat And Mouse Children’s Game

In preparation for my family reunion, I turned 11 mice and one (cat) bowl. To play: Each player has several tokens. Little chocolate candies are my favorite. All mice are placed in the middle of the playing area. Each player holds on to their own mouse’s tail. One player is the cat. The cat has […]

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Woodturn A Mixed Open & Closed Segmented Bowl

I made this segmented oak bowl for neighbors who recently moved away. The wood came from leftovers that they had stored in their crawlspace. I wanted them to have something from the house to remember their home and the neighborhood. The bowl is oak; 7 rings: 6 closed segment rings of 12 segments each, and […]

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Segmented Woodturning To Fix My Mother’s Old Stone Clock

Sometimes the best project is a simple project to help someone else in a small but critical way. This is the case with this project. My mother has a sentimental attachment to a stone clock that her brother in law made for her many, many years ago. Unfortunately the clock stopped working. Testing revealed that […]

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Woodturning A Crazy Droopy Segmented Bowl

While at the Utah Woodturning Symposium I picked up a book about Ray Allen showing his segmented work. It was inspiring and inspired this project. Normally, segment rings must have perfectly parallel faces or else the bowl looks weird. In this case, I want the bowl to look weird — the rings are deliberately not […]

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Home Made Cole Jaws For Woodturning Large Bowls

I’ve needed a set of large chuck jaws to remount bowls in order to turn their bases. I’ve used jamb chucks successfully but want to expand my options but not pay the high price of commercial cole jaws. So, I’ve made my own 17″ wood jaws to fit my vicmark chuck. Steps: Cut plywood to the size desired. […]

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Reverse Chuck And Finish A Green Turned Bowl

While waiting for my recent wet walnut bowl to dry, I decided to actually finish another one I rough turned several years ago. (It did not really need that long to dry). This bowl I held between a closed chuck and the tailstock to refine the mounting tenon and then to re-turn the exterior. While […]

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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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