Posts Tagged ‘woodturning’


Disaster Strikes Woodturning A Segmented Bowl

I had grand plans for this project: a shallow bowl on a pedestal — the pedestal having a hidden chamber. But things did not go my way. One thing after another and this project turned into a salvage operation. In the end I have a 56 segment oak bowl that looks great — until you […]

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An Analog Clock In A Digital World

Do you need a reminder what clock-wise and counter clock-wise mean? How about a nice desk or counter top analog clock? The thought also struck me that segmented woodturning relates to solid woodturning as digital relates to analog. What do you think? This clock consists of 3 red oak segment rings, a walnut plug and […]

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Collapsible Baton For Musicians

I leveraged my experience with magic wands to make this collapsible music baton for my daughter in law. This baton takes it to the next level. A baton need to be the same length as the distance from the director’s inner elbow to the director’s fingertips. For her, this is 14.5 inches. I also made […]

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Segmented Woodturning – Case For Reading Glasses

Sometimes I need reading glasses, but they’re never where I need them. Sometimes they get squashed, bent and otherwise mangled. Here’s a solution – a beautiful case. Make as many as you want to have one with a pair of reading glasses anywhere you may need one. This case consists of 11 rings: 10 of […]

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Segmented Bowl Featuring Narrow Lip

I’ve been “on location” for some time. A neighbor, Roger Dokken, has helped me with my shortage of woodturning equipment such as a table saw and miter saw. He has also kept me and my wife supplied with lemons, grapefruit, and oranges. Before returning home, I want to give Roger something in return. I also […]

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Move Over Kindle – Here’s A Real Page Holder

My daughter sent me a pin from Pinterest for this little doodad. I’m not sure of its official name. But, it does a great job of holding the pages open while reading a book. Despite Kindle et al, real paper books are still with us. It’s a bit irritating at times to have to use […]

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Hollow Vessel – Segmented For Safety

Hollow vessels (Hollow Forms) are fascinating. How do you go about removing all that wood through that tiny hole in the top. Once you understand how, then you also begin to understand the risks involved especially for larger projects. They then require specialized tools such as bent scrapers. Even then a high skill level is […]

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Easy Woodturning Project – Mini Kaleidoscope

My brother returned from a vacation at Sedona Arizona with a kaleidoscope and pictures of kaleidoscope. He challenged me to do something similar. However, before going all out, I decided to complete a couple of “Mini Kaleidoscope” kits that I’ve had on hand for quite a while. My kits originally came from Craft Supplies USA. […]

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Saguaro Cactus Necklace Holder

I chose to turn this cactus shaped necklace holder as I’m “on-location” in Arizona. To me, it is an exercise in slicing a woodturning and re-gluing it for a different effect. At the same time, since I don’t have access to a drill press, I used my lathe to drill holes in the side for […]

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Segmented Valentine’s Candy Heart Box

How do I turn a heart on a lathe? I need one for Valentine’s Day. Everything around Valentine’s day seems to require some form of a heart. I wonder why! This candy box is segmented red oak. It has a 104 segments: 2 lids with 24 segments each; the body has 56 segments. After adding […]

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