Posts Tagged ‘woodturning projects’


Multi-Axis Woodturning – All My Scoops

May also be viewed on YouTube – but please stay here if possible. To complete my video series on wood scoops, I turned this cedar scoop about 7 inches long and 2 inches diameter, finished with beeswax and mineral oil. The turning axes were: The original center of the wood for the scoop. A skewed […]

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My Home Made Scoop Chuck For Difficult Mounts

May also be viewed on YouTube. This scoop is actually my Vicmark vm120 body with wood jaws mounted to the body. The jaws are made from an 8″ by 8″ by 1/2″ piece of Baltic birch plywood(the good stuff). The standard jaws were used as templates to mark bolt holes. The holes were then counter […]

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Woodturning Oval Bowl Scoop With New “Scoop” Chuck

May also be viewed on YouTube. This scoop is another style I saw Soren Berger turn recently. The difference is the oval bowl that makes the scoop more difficult to hold while hollowing the bowl. I wanted a better way to hold the wood than a jamb chuck or a scroll chuck. Jamb chucks require […]

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Bowler Hat Bowl For Woodturning Club Demo

May also be viewed in YouTube. I made this segmented bowl in preparation for a segmented turning demo at Williamette Woodturners. Bryan wanted an introduction to segmented turning with a hat theme. The introduction included both open and closed segmented process to create this bowl. In response, we selected a bowler had with both closed […]

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Woodturning One Scoop After Another

May also be viewed on YouTube. Recently, I saw Sören Berger turn a scoop. He made it look easy and indeed it is — after you’ve completed one. This cedar scoop combines elements of spindle turning, multi-axis turning, and bowl turning. It also includes turning a perfect sphere. A perfect sphere is no problem for […]

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N-Loop Perfect Celtic Knot Seeks Perfect Sphere

May also be viewed on YouTube. This journey thru Celtic knots has resulted in an easy and repeatable process that greatly simplifies preparation of the turning stock. In previous descriptions, the project wood had to be milled to exact dimensions: squares for four loops being the easiest, triangles for three loop, pentagons for five loops. […]

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Knotted Back Muscles? Back Pain Relief With Celtic Knot

May also be viewed on YouTube. After the previous video with a Celtic knot in a barbecue flipper, several comments included a suggestion to leave a little wood when the angle cut is made to keep the wood spaced correctly. In addition Michael challenged me to make a three loop Celtic knot. In this project, […]

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Woodturning Celtic Knot On Pigtail Barbecue Tool Handle

May also be viewed on YouTube. In this project, I’m making a handle for a barbecue turner. But not just any handle – this one has a Celtic knot. For the celtic knot, I threw together a sliding cutting jig to ensure accuracy in the cuts that have to be just right. A Celtic knot […]

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Woodturning An Ornament Or Birdhouse Stand

May also be viewed on YouTube. In preparation for this year’s Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge, I decided to make my own ornament stand. It could also be used for a birdhouse or any other small hanging. It is surprisingly easy to make. The base is scrap wood from another project. The brass is 1/16″ diameter […]

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Woodturning A Wild, Crazy, Wavy Bowl

May also be viewed on YouTube. After returning from the Utah Woodturning Symposium, I felt I needed to break out, break away from my habitual projects. So, I found this chunk of cedar and went to work on it. It wasn’t the best piece of wood but I managed to turn a wavy profile. It […]

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