Posts Tagged ‘wood turning’


Airbrush Acrylic Finish To Enhance Plain Wood Plate

May also be viewed on YouTube – Be better here. Happy New Year. I started work on this poplar dish to prepare for a airbrush workshop taught by Jay Shepherd at Williamette Valley Woodturners. The poplar is approximately 9″ diameter and 2″ tall. Initially, I finished it with shellac friction polish to seal the wood. […]

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Molly Winton Demonstrates Wood Burn Basket Weave Brand

May also be viewed on YouTube – But please stay here if you can! For this video, I have a special guest, Molly Winton. I recently attended one of her workshops where she taught pyrography or woodburning. She was a great teacher and gave me the bug — I have to incorporate wood burning into […]

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Christmas Drum Ornament For Little Drummer Boy

May also be viewed on YouTube – But best right here. This video uses the third and last pieces of wood glued into a stave segmented block: The first was a traditional globe ornament; then a vase ornament; and now a drum ornament. I do not know the pen blank wood – this wood was […]

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Christmas Ornament Vase Reminds Of Spirit Of Giving

May also be viewed via YouTube – but best right here. This Christmas vase is turned from mixed “tropical pen blanks”. I had glued up the pen blanks for an earlier project and had ample left over. Move than enough for this project. Since the wood was already glued up, this was a simple project. […]

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DIY Pyrography Pen And Tip For My Woodburning

May also be viewed on YouTube – But Better Here! There’s still time to enter this year’s Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. See this year’s challenge playlist here for all ornament video submissions. We appreciate all skill levels and all types of Christmas ornaments.   As promised, this is my build video for my DIY or […]

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Home Made Vaporizer for “Pyrography”/Woodburning

May also be viewed on YouTube – but better here! There’s still time to enter this year’s Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. Follow this link for details and and this separate link for this year’s challenge playlist for all ornament video submissions. We appreciate all skill levels and all types of Christmas ornaments. As promised, this […]

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Salvaging My Christmas Bell Ornament

This video may also be viewed via YouTube – But Best Viewed Right Here! This Christmas bell is turned from maple about 2 inches in diameter and three inches tall. It is finished with colored artists pens and lacquer. It started life as a hollowed bulb ornament. However, one end got too thin. My salvage […]

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Woodturning Hollow Christmas Ornament With Wood Burning

This video may also be viewed on YouTube.┬áBut much better here. This ornament is my first for this year’s Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. It is cherry with the bulb about 2 inches in diameter plus about 1 inch integral finial. I hollowed the bulb by cutting it in half, hollowing the two halves, and gluing […]

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Pyrography For Lid Of My Segmented Utility Bowl

This video may be viewed on YouTube. This video builds on my last video to make a lid for my bowl. It went well except for the home-made plywood I used in the lid. I had expected it to blend well to make the lid. While it sanded well, and had a smooth surface, it […]

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Segmented Utility Bowl Using Low Tech Design Approach

Also may be viewed on YouTube. Recently a viewer asked for the segment sizes for a lidded bowl. Normally, I’m willing to share details except that from the tone of the email, I thought that he wanted to make the project without any understanding of how to figure out segment sizes. I believe that anyone […]

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