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Journey into Woodturning #61: Bug killer

06-09-2021 09:43 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was made from necessity, kind of. I found these tea light citronella candles that are used as a insect repellent and thought, “Yeah, I haven’t turned a tea light holder in a while.” Luckily, I recent came into some cocobolo in small form for this project. I never worked with cocobolo before, but was warned that some people have serious reactions to the dust and oils. I took a little extra precaution for this project and… knock on wood (wives tail for good luck) I did not have ...

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Journey into Woodturning #60: Patagonian Rosewood

06-01-2021 02:24 PM by MovingChips | 1 comment »

This project was to make a simple individual’s salad bowl and use Ack’s Wood Paste for the first time. Ack’s donated a starter kit to me, after watching my video on turning wig stands I donated to a local breast cancer clinic. So I put it to the test. The wood for this project is Curupay, also known as Patagonian Rosewood. It is a very hardwood and displays some wonderful grain structure. There were a few blemishes in the wood, which I think make it even more unique. I was going to turn...

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Journey into Woodturning #59: Jewelry Box

05-25-2021 02:07 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This was a request from a friend asking if I could make a jewelry box. The wood was selected, a brief design was sketched, and work completed. I appreciated the challenge and experience taking an outside source design and attempt to match it. Ribbon Sapele is a beautiful wood and I believe no matter what the project is, it will turn out great. Maple is a fantastic wood to work with, but there is a risk of soft spots. The Black Walnut is a favorite wood to work with, since its fairly soft h...

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Journey into Woodturning #58: Potpourri Pot

05-18-2021 02:33 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was a down and dirty quick show case of the lathe and turning. I had a friend over and wanted to see a project completed. I thought a potpourri bowl was a quick introduction to woodturning. I picked up a piece of 5×4 bowl blank ribbon sapele for this project. After getting it round on the lathe, it exposed some very pretty grain. My friend and I discussed the various spaces and came to the conclusion, anything designer would take away from the beautiful grain. So straight...

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Journey into Woodturning #56: Nutcracker

05-11-2021 02:09 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was a challenge and a joy to turn. I used Cherry and Cedar to make the bowl wide enough. Then it was just a matter of making the post for the brass nutcracker wheel and hollowing the bowl to hold a bunch of nuts. The main body of the bowl is made of cherry planking. This was long enough but needed more width. So I took a short but thick board of cedar and glued it to either side, after cutting it in half. Now it was as wide as it was long. I used a worm screw, since I was g...

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Journey into Woodturning #55: Cheese Platter

05-04-2021 02:04 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was a revisit of a failure I had last year. Yeah I know, it took me this long to revisit the project? Well yes. Recently a local woodturner’s club suggested a challenge for the month of May to turn a platter without a worm screw, face plate or glue block and it rekindled that failure from last year. I grabbed a piece of Jatoba and gave it another try. I had a feeling the jatoba was going to be a nice hard wood, but I had no idea just how beautiful the wood really is. It has a ...

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Journey into Woodturning #54: Hat Stand

04-27-2021 02:46 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

The project was requested shortly after the wig stand video. Some specific requirements were asked for… single base and double hat stand. Couple of options were discussed, like a wide base with two posts or maybe a “V” post straight from the base, but we agreed that the football goal post or “Y” look would probably be best. Next part was deciding on the wood. The largest piece of wood for the base I could find (cheaply) was the Maple Ambrosia and I thought the East Indian Rosewood would be...

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Journey into Woodturning #52: Flame Birch Purpleheart

04-13-2021 02:40 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

It’s been awhile since I turned a potpourri pot and I have been thinking about a two tone glue up. In this piece I used Flame Birch for the top and bottom and a piece of purpleheart for contrast. In addition, I tried to make the proportions look appealing. This project started off on a bad note. Huge chunk of purple heart flew off. Had to cut it away and glue another piece on. Reshaping the bowl I think made it dangerously small. In the end I managed to keep it wide enough to put the pewte...

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Journey into Woodturning #51: Buckeye Burl Jr. Zen Pen

04-06-2021 02:07 PM by MovingChips | 1 comment »

This weeks video was about the amount of time it takes to make a Jr. Zen Pen and the wood I used. Buckeye burl I have heard about being used in many applications and thought, sure a pen. As I was turning the wood, I was beginning to think I got a bad selection of wood. The punky soft wood was getting pretty bad with tear out. The more I looked at it, it seemed the wood wasn’t tearing out as much as it was getting pushed over! I switched to sanding and that went well and fast. It wasn’t ...

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Journey into Woodturning #49: Maple Burl, Dark wood Lid bowl

03-23-2021 02:05 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project has been on the books for a while. Maple Burl is so unique, well any burl for that matter. The swirls of wood grain is like ink spot you could stare at for hours and get lost in imagination. This piece of burl was no exception and provided so many interesting designs of color and shapes. The lid is made of a darker wood for contrast and is Cabreuva, also known as Santos Mahogany. This wood from central/south America region has a wonderful aroma that lingers. I believe I read s...

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