Category Archives : Projects

We Be Jammin Chuck……..

One of the biggest hurdles of turning a small vase is finishing the bottom. You turners know that once the shape is complete and the vase is hollow, it has to be reverse chucked to gain access to the bottom so it can be sanded, finished and parted off. For the Twig Pots I like […]

Mushroom Patch

3 Mushrooms made from an 18″ Mimosa branch that a friend gave me.  Wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, so I thought a small mushroom patch  would be the ticket.  Satin finish with BLO/Beeswax.  Range from 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″ tall and around 2-1/2 ” in diameter.  First time I made mushrooms […]

Future Walnut Bowls

Walnut logs that will be cut and blanks that are already cut for turning bowls on my lathe.  This is all wet green wood.  Once the bowls are rough turned, they will be set aside for approximately 6 – 9 months to dry.   When dry, I will finish turning them.  

Roasting Wood Technique

New technique I am trying. Roasting wood. Purpose is to heat the wood so that the sugars in the grain caramelize which will make them much more prominent. These are Maple and Cherry pen blanks.