Posts Tagged ‘woodturning’


Revisit Mixed Open & Closed Segment Bowl

A few weeks ago I made this bowl for my neighbor who had moved away. But, before I could give it to him, segments in the base separated. Likely, the wood was not a dry as I had assumed. So, to fix this problem, I made a new segment ring. I planned to leave the […]

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Hollow Form UFO Spaceship For My Old Friend ET

I worked for Atari, the video game company, when the movie ET came out. The movie was a blockbuster. Our CEO immediately purchased the video game rights and shoved it thru design and production in record time to have the game in stores for Christmas. We made millions of the ET game. Alas, ET the […]

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Woodturning Open Segment Hollow Form Vase

I appreciate the form of classic vases and decided to turn one using open segmentation. This vase is walnut and cherry. Maple would have contrasted more but I think the tonal shades of the cherry blend nicely with the walnut. It is about 9 inches high and about 5 inches in diameter. This vase has […]

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Woodturning Cat And Mouse Children’s Game

In preparation for my family reunion, I turned 11 mice and one (cat) bowl. To play: Each player has several tokens. Little chocolate candies are my favorite. All mice are placed in the middle of the playing area. Each player holds on to their own mouse’s tail. One player is the cat. The cat has […]

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Woodturning Skew Practice – A Wedding Ring Holder

Mastering the skew takes continuous practice to develop and maintain skills. Alan Lacer recommends turning an egg. To this, I’ll add this ring holder for woodturning skew practice. In addition to convex turning from the egg, I need to practice concave turning with this wedding ring holder. It’s a simple spindle project and only takes […]

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Woodturn A Mixed Open & Closed Segmented Bowl

I made this segmented oak bowl for neighbors who recently moved away. The wood came from leftovers that they had stored in their crawlspace. I wanted them to have something from the house to remember their home and the neighborhood. The bowl is oak; 7 rings: 6 closed segment rings of 12 segments each, and […]

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Segmented Woodturning To Fix My Mother’s Old Stone Clock

Sometimes the best project is a simple project to help someone else in a small but critical way. This is the case with this project. My mother has a sentimental attachment to a stone clock that her brother in law made for her many, many years ago. Unfortunately the clock stopped working. Testing revealed that […]

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Woodturning A Crazy Droopy Segmented Bowl

While at the Utah Woodturning Symposium I picked up a book about Ray Allen showing his segmented work. It was inspiring and inspired this project. Normally, segment rings must have perfectly parallel faces or else the bowl looks weird. In this case, I want the bowl to look weird — the rings are deliberately not […]

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Home Made Cole Jaws For Woodturning Large Bowls

I’ve needed a set of large chuck jaws to remount bowls in order to turn their bases. I’ve used jamb chucks successfully but want to expand my options but not pay the high price of commercial cole jaws. So, I’ve made my own 17″ wood jaws to fit my vicmark chuck. Steps: Cut plywood to the size desired. […]

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Finish Woodturning Rough Turned – Alcohol Soaked Bowl

This is a followup on the rough turned green bowl of a few weeks ago. The bowl is now dry after having been soaked in alcohol. This is about six weeks instead of the year typical (for me) of air drying an typical bowl. In this video I remount the now dry bowl to reform […]

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