Posts Tagged ‘woodturning’


Woodturning Tool Review: Beall Buffing System

Video may also be viewed on YouTube. In this video, I review my experience with the Beall Buffing System to help you avoid my purchasing mistake. I like the results but feel my initial configuration was a mistake. Here’s what I would recommend: Hold Fast Long Buffing Adapter – ~$31.50 Beall 4″ Bowl Buff 3 […]

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This Bowl Has A Magnetic Personality!

May also be viewed on YouTube. At my wife’s request, I turned this magnetic pin bowl. It looks simple but figuring out how to embed a magnet and still have enough magnetic force was a brain teaser. The bowl is walnut finished with friction polish. It uses a segmented approach with four rings of twelve […]

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Woodturning To Remount And Finish Golden Chain Bowl

May also be viewed via YouTube. I rough turned this bowl about two years ago. A friend was cutting down a tree in his yard and offered me some of the wood. He called it a golden chain. I looked up the tree and found several interesting facts including: it is very hard; sometimes used […]

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Woodturning An Eccentric Or Multi-Axis Bud Vase

May also be viewed on YouTube. This bud vase is spalted birch harvested about a year ago. It is an eccentric turning on four axes: Main and offset by 3/8 inch at 120 degree intervals. A year ago, I rough turned it round and waxed it. It has been laying around my shop since then. […]

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Risky Woodturning – Winged Bowl Tealight

May also be viewed on YouTube. After visiting the Portland Saturday Market, I was inspired to turn this winged tealight. As I turned it, I was struck by the similarities between this winged bowl design and a natural edge turning. After all, except for dealing with the bark, the process is the same and the […]

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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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