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Journey into Woodturning #68: Peace Pot

07-27-2021 02:11 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was a gift request. I also like making these small bowls. The cherry wood is wonderful to work with and the shine you can achieve is great too. The pewter lid is one of the assortments that I got from Penn State Industries. They sell an assortment of 8 lids for under $30, so pretty inexpensive. This specific one looks like a peace dove. Potpourri pots make great gifts and do not have to be used just for smelly stuff. The bowl/lids make a great miniature jewelry box, spare coin...

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Journey into Woodturning #67: Shaving Kit Stand & Bowl

07-20-2021 02:17 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was really three projects in one. Brush handle, stand stem and bowl. The brush was made from Sipo. I used this wood when I first started turning and its beautiful. The chatoyance of the golden highlights with the dark brown background make it one of my favorite woods to work. I got a little carried away with the epoxy, securing the brush to the handle. The Amboyna Burl is another new wood for me. It is absolutely stunning with its swirling grain and colors. The oranges, tans, ...

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Journey into Woodturning #66: Dalmata

07-13-2021 02:06 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project turned into a humble reminder that I am still new to turning. I seem to do well with the smaller projects, bigger works need more practice. I am ashamed to see such a beautiful piece of wood go to waste on my lathe. Dalmata I found out is a rather hard wood and the size of it makes it worth a lot of coin. I really need to invest in one of those coring systems. Regardless, I believe the spalting was a sign that it was on the way of softening up. I got much more tear out then I ...

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Journey into Woodturning #65: Gray Box Potpourri

07-06-2021 04:10 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project turned into a wonderful surprise. I never heard of Gray Box before and this piece was not listed as a burl, so yay… big surprise. Beyond the burl, the wood cut beautifully, and the exposed grain was fantastic. I started this project thinking I would embellish this bowl with coves, grooves and beads. After seeing the burl, I knew I had to change tactics and leave the natural look alone. I stopped cutting the pedestal and tried to make smooth lines or flat surfaces to showcase t...

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Journey into Woodturning #64: Candle Holder

06-29-2021 02:05 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project really started with the wood. I saw the beautiful figure in the wood of the 4×4 and thought it would make a nice candle holder. So I set out to make it so. I needed to find out about the size of candles I could use and the size of hurricane glass. I was lucky to find 3inch glass and 2 inch candles. I believed this combo would be good. Since the 4×4 would be cut down beyond 4 inches and I would want a lip or groove for a lip to rest the glass into. Now that I had t...

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Journey into Woodturning #63: Display plate/dome

06-22-2021 02:06 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

I picked up the 9-inch cake dome and managed to have just the right size wood for the project. I am pretty sure this is African Mahogany, but I could be wrong. The golden grain with amber shine, is what makes me think this is African Mahogany. That plus the fibrous strands on the rough cuts tends to point me that way too. I decided I was going with the glue block for this project. Seemed like the easiest way to get the mortise established. I coved out the bottom and made the base as wide a...

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Journey into Woodturning #62: Cigar Ashtray

06-15-2021 02:16 PM by MovingChips | 1 comment »

This project was a duplicate or inspired by Huw’s turn awhile back. He received a stainless-steel disc from Luie from Woodworking 220-7. Luie was kind enough to send me a few of these disc’s so to the lathe I went to make an ashtray. I had a perfect piece of Box Elder for this project and wasted no time getting on the lathe. I used a faceplate to get the bottom turned. I attempted to use the elf decorating tool, but failed. I’m sure it’s my fault and not the tool or wood. So as some sor...

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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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