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 […]
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 […]
This is a Suess box in Walnut and Curly Birdseye Maple for my friend Emily.
This is a bud vase for dried flowers turned from rock Maple with a slight tinting of the grain. About 2 -1/2 inches tall.
This is a tealight Candle Holder I made for a friend. The log is pear and the exposed wood is highly polished to contrast with the rough bark.
The CIF Spring Open house is March 28 and I wanted to add a few more Bandsaw boxes to my display. Left to right, The Heart Box in Aromatic Cedar, The Suess Box in Spalted Sycamore and The Twister in Sappy Walnut.
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.
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.