Posts Tagged ‘Wood’


A Field of Mushrooms (Part 1)

This woodturning project is a natural edge mushroom in apricot. A viewer questioned how I oriented the turning axis on the last video. Since I didn’t have a defined answer, I decided to do an experiment. With three apricot branches, I will orient the turning axis differently in each one: one straight thru the pith; one diagonally […]

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A Mushroom in Apricot

This woodturning project is a small natural edge mushroom in apricot. I saw Walt Weis at the Oregon State Fair making his version of mushrooms. The mushroom is 3″ tall, and a little over 2″ across the cap and finished with mineral oil and beeswax. The wood is green or wet apricot harvested about 9 […]

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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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Unusual Salt Shaker in Maple

This woodturning project is a salt shaker or salturn in hard maple. It was inspired by a demonstration by Terry Gerros from Willamette Valley Woodturners to Cascade Woodturners. The blank is 3″x3″x6″ tall, finished with shellac friction polish, This salt shaker does not have a removeable opening or removeable top. Nor does it have holes […]

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Wood Spin Top With Box in Maple

This woodturning project was inspired by a visit by Eli Avisera to the Cascade Woodturners. Eli Avisera is an Israeli woodturners. He made a small wood spin top that also served as a lid to a small box. He made it look so easy, I just had to try it myself. Fortunately, I had some […]

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Wood Bowl in Apricot From Green Wood

This woodturning project, a small bowl turned from apricot, was a nice short fun project. The wood came from urban forestry, meaning, I helped a neighbor cut down the apricot tree he didn’t want in his yard anymore. I was glad to help in return for the wood. At the beginning of the bowl turning, […]

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Green Apricot Bowl Disaster

Sometimes, we need a reminder of the risks involved in woodturning projects, particularly when turning a bowl harvested from random sources, sometimes called urban forestry. I harvest wood where ever I can hoping for a big turning blank and fantastic grain and figure. This apricot wood blank was from the main trunk, one of the biggest pieces […]

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Wood Egg Box in Walnut

Please register for updates over at right =======>>>>>>>>>>>> My twin granddaughters wanted me to make them each a wooden egg. My thoughts went directly to a hollow egg, or wooden container. With dry urban harvested walnut, I started to turn the two eggs. The first egg was nearly a disaster. I had turned the tenon […]

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Sea Urchin Ornament 2 on Juniper

This woodturning project is the second in a response to a challenge by Cascade Woodturners to make “something” from a juniper block. I had made one already but decided to make a second sputnik sea urchin ornament. It has a sea urchin shell with juniper finials above and below the shell. The lower juniper finial […]

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Sea Urchin Ornament on Juniper

This woodturning project is a response to a challenge issued by Cascade Woodturners to make “something” from a juniper block, I decided to make a sea urchin ornament with a sea urchin shell with juniper finials above and below the shell. To prepare, I reviewed two videos by Cindy Drozda who makes beautiful turned wood […]

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