Posts Tagged ‘woodturning projects’


Three Sided Inside Out Christmas Ornament

Also viewable on YouTube. I wanted to turn another inside-out ornament for this years Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. But I also wanted it to be a little different than before. So, this inside-out ornament is a three sided ornament which presents a little more of a challenge because the stave angles are different and harder […]

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Woodturning Christmas Ornament From Pen Blanks

Also viewable on YouTube For this ornament I wanted to try a variety of wood in a simple globe. Rather than scrounge for the wood, I chose nine pen blanks I purchased at a holiday sale. The pen blanks, though nice, would have blended together. To avoid this, I milled thin strips of walnut to […]

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A Perfect Globe or Sphere Mirrored Christmas Ornament

Also viewable on YouTube This video is a combo. First, following a conversation with a fellow club member about his difficulty turning perfect balls and spheres, I’ll demonstrate how to turn a perfect ball without having to buy and expensive jig. (and then finding the jig only does part of the job anyway.) Second, I’ll […]

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Simple Christmas Tree For Woodturning Challenge

Also viewable on YouTube I wanted to turn a simple project for the Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. I decided to turn a Christmas tree that did not require hollowing or any complex setup. This tree is in two parts: tree and its base. The base is optional but I think it anchors and helps define […]

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Woodturning My Prototype Open Flower

Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. Perhaps this is the case with this flower. The idea came from a crocheted yarn broach given to my wife. I liked the idea of radiating flower petals tilted up and overlapping. This video is my first attempt. While the flower looks ok, it was difficult […]

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Remount, Finish Woodturning Apricot Green Turned Bowl

Also viewable at YouTube I rough turned this apricot bowl a little over two years ago. I recorded its weight while it was drying. It lost about 40% of its original weight. In this video, I remounted the bowl to trim the base and tenon before turning the bowl to its final shape and wall […]

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2014 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge

Announcing the 2014 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge sponsored by As Wood Turns, Alan Stratton, and Woodshop TV, Carl Jacobson.┬áThis is the third annual challenge. We’d had great responses to previous years. This year we’re adding prizes to the top rated presenters. There are some rules: 3rd Annual Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge Rules and Guidelines. Ornament […]

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Whoops! My Wood Egg Cracked Or Hatched?

Also viewable in YouTube In this video, I started out to make an egg shaped mold or pattern for cast glass. Several things went wrong but were not critical until I got a nasty catch when finishing the top of the egg. At that point, the egg’s base cracked off its remaining tenon leaving a […]

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Woodturning For Pure Art

Also viewable on YouTube This piece is not functional. It is only for viewing as art. But art is useful in its own way. It challenges the mind and pleases the eye. This art is made from walnut using segmented woodturning. It is formed 76 segments with 8 more segments used as temporary support. It […]

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Woodturning Is For The Birds

Also viewable on YouTube I turned these two birds to answer the challenge by my local woodturning club. The club often challenges its members to bring in a challenge turning after a presentation on the same topic. Last month, Kathleen Duncan demonstrated turning wood birds. Hence the challenge topic. These birds are about 3 inches […]

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