Posts Tagged ‘wood turning’


Adaptable Abstract Sculpture Desk Toy (“Thingey” or MetroGnomes)

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. – Please stay right here! Where do project ideas come from? Anywhere! This is inspired by a large object outside a building between the San Diego airport and the rental car center. I hope someone from San Diego can tell me what it actually is. The […]

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Traditional Hollow Globe Christmas Ornament

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But, Best Right Here. To enter Challenge click here. To view Challenge entries – click here. In a recent comment, a viewer asked if I was going to use my shop built hollowing tools to turn an ornament this year. Well, I had not intended to, […]

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Atomic Christmas Ornament For 2016 Ornament Challenge

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But, Best Right Here. To enter Challenge click here. To view Challenge entries – click here. This Christmas season I’ve largely avoided hollowing through small holes. This ornament is another such project where I prefer to hollow through the largest opening possible. In this case the […]

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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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Adding A ‘Natural’ Stem To Segmented Pumpkin Treat Box

This video may also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But best right here. This video is part 2 of a 2 part series. In part 1, I created a turned segmented pumpkin box to hold special treats during the Thanksgiving season. This video for part 2 concerns the ‘natural stem’ for this pumpkin. […]

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Inside Out Christmas Ornament For 2016 Challenge

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook. Best right here. To enter Challenge click here. To view Challenge entries – click here. Turned wood inside out ornaments give me a certain fascination. Turning one presents some difficulties and risks — all of which can be quickly resolved except one. The most difficult part […]

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Stylized Pumpkin Just In Time For Halloween

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. Best right here. Don’t forget – The Christmas Ornament Challenge is open now – View or Enter yours at this link. I’m always on the lookout for a project idea that I can adapt to a turning project. While visiting my daughter in law, she had […]

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Shop Built Eccentric Chuck From PVC Fitting

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But why not stay right here! This is the first revision to the infinite axis chuck. It adds a bolt to handle bottle stoppers and other handles. It also has more resistance to unexpected rotation. It is the first major upgrade for the old egg chuck. […]

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2016 Christmas Ornament Challenge

May also be viewed on YouTube but best right here. Carl Jacobson and myself announce the Fifth Annual Christmas Ornament Challenge. This year’s challenge is open to ornaments from all crafts. Make a video of your creation, upload it to your YouTube channel and enter your video on the official entry page. (here) Each year […]

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Eccentric Bottle Stopper With Infinite Axis Chuck

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But, best right here where you are. Remember! The annual Christmas Ornament Challenge happens during November!. A local club asked me to demonstrate turning a bottle stopper. But, I cannot make myself make a plain one when I can dress it up by turning it on […]

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