Posts Tagged ‘woodturning projects’


Woodturn Natural Edge Fig Bowl – My Smallest Yet?

May also be viewed on YouTube. This is another project from pruning my fig tree. It is a bowl turned from this small about 2.5 inch diameter limb. This project was a challenge due to its size. It is too small to mount in my standard chuck jaws. I have smaller jaws but I do […]

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Woodturn Natural Edge Fig Mushroom – Not For Soup

May also be viewed on YouTube. My wife’s sister asked me to turn a mushroom for her. Right now I have cuttings from a fig tree in my front yard. Why not a natural edge mushroom from this fig. Figs and mushrooms both have nice flavors for cooking, why not see how they go together […]

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Woodturn Natural Edge Winged Tea Light From Fig

  Also may be viewed on YouTube. This wood came from a fig tree in my front yard. It’s a small limb but had to go. I’ve never turned fig nor heard of anyone turning it. But why not try. Although it’s small, it is large enough for a simple tea light. I did not […]

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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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Woodturn Rustic Cedar Natural Edge Coasters

This project is relatively easy, a great way to practice with natural edge forms without the risk of a bowl. These coasters are wet, freshly harvested, cedar. After slicing a limb into discs, I started them drying with a quick soak in Denatured Alcohol to accelerate the drying process. They had lost about 30% of their […]

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Green Woodturning Techniques – Alcohol Soak & Walnut Oil Finish

I’m experimenting with two techniques for my woodturning: one for drying wet or green wood; one for finishishing. For drying a bowl after rough turning the bowl blank, I’m using denatured alcohol (DNA) for an overnight soak, then drying the bowl in a controlled environment such as a brown paper bag. For finishing, I’m following […]

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Remount And Finish Woodturning Alcohol Soaked Green Bowl

I rough turned this birch bowl about six months ago from a fresh green trunk a friend found for me. At that time, I did not expect much from this bowl thinking that birch is a fairly blond wood without a lot of character. To expedite the drying process, I soaked this bowl overnight in […]

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Woodturn A Natural Edge Cedar Limb Bowl

I have a lot of wood to clean up from cutting down an Atlas Cedar in my back yard. For this project, I’m using a whole section of limb for a small but deep natural edge bowl. This small bowl is about 6 inches long by 4 inches wide by 3 inches deep. I tried […]

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Woodturn A Holiday Star

Also viewable on YouTube To wind up the Christmas season, peace on earth seems to be further away than in year’s past. I hope this ornament can symbolize a quest for peace on earth as well as a reminder of Jesus Christ for those who believe in Him. May we have more tolerance for others […]

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2014 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge Results

Also viewable on YouTube At last, we’re announcing the results for this year’s challenge. The response has been amazing — Thank you all. Congratulations to our finalists. Everyone for whom we have an email address will also receive a certificate for their participation. Follow this link for all ornament challenge videos.

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