Posts Tagged ‘wood box’


Peeps Do Not Fit In This Turned Easter Basket

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and FaceBook. To celebrate Easter, my wife suggested an egg shaped Easter basket. It did not have to be large – small would do nicely. Once I understood her request, I decided the best approach would be to turn an egg shaped wood box. Then glue the two […]

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From Pruning Sucker To Natural Edge Wood Box

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. In my last video I used a sucker I had pruned from a hazelnut tree. Now, I’m continuing with the same wood, just higher up. This is a natural edge box. What is natural edge? Natural edge is where the wood’s bark is incorporated as a […]

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Segmented Thanksgiving Pumpkin Treat Box With ‘Natural’ Stem

This video may also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But best right here. This video is part 1 of a 2 part series. In this video, I’ll create a turned segmented pumpkin box to hold special treats during the Thanksgiving season. This pumpkin box consists of 9 rings of 12 segments each for […]

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Woodturning Twisted Horns Of A Dilemma

May also be viewed on YouTube. I’ve wanted to turn this project every since seeing Michael Hosaluk demonstrate it. It is basically a turned box but with a twist. The top and bottom are elongated. Then at the band saw, each is sliced, the segment turned about 180 degrees then re glued. In this case, […]

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Woodturn Cherry Box From Wet Wood

Also can be viewed on YouTube I started this project in July 2013 when I helped a friend cut down a large cherry tree in his back yard. I turned some of the wood into cylinders starting to make small boxes. But the difference is that the wood was very fresh and wet. Knowing that it would shrink […]

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Whoops! My Wood Egg Cracked Or Hatched?

Also viewable in YouTube In this video, I started out to make an egg shaped mold or pattern for cast glass. Several things went wrong but were not critical until I got a nasty catch when finishing the top of the egg. At that point, the egg’s base cracked off its remaining tenon leaving a […]

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A Butternut Squash Recipe With A Special “Turn”

I have a very different recipe for butternut squash.  Select a favorite wood in dimensional lumber form. (I used cherry) Decide the maximum diameter for your squash. (Mine is 4 inches) Calculate a segment length as Length = Diameter x pi / segments. (4 x 3.14159 / 8 = 1.57) Saw segments to length determined […]

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