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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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Spoked Wheels

04-25-2021 02:12 PM by Redoak49 | 6 comments »

I just read the Blog entry by HTL and it was very informative. I just finished making 8 new spoked wheels and wanted to show my method. I got my start by studying HTL’s previous blogs and then doing a few things differently. My thanks to HTL for his great contributions with informative blogs. My spoked wheels are made from Maple with Bamboo toothpicks for spokes. The tire portion is stained with a dark brown and the rim and spokes natural. I follow HTL’s example and make the ri...

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Journey into Woodturning #53: Fishing Lure

04-21-2021 12:16 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

I wasn’t going to post this week, because the end product was made out of acrylic. Then I thought about the failures I had in the wood and realized this is still apart of my journey into woodturning that should be shared. You tell me, am I wrong? I have had this project of turning a fishing lure on my “to do” list for a very long time. With spring upon us and warmer weather, my mind has turned to fishing. Although I believe I had a decent concept in mind, it did not turn ...

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More Adventures into Woodturning 3

04-21-2021 12:54 AM by MrWolfe | 7 comments »

I’ve been trying to get some techniques down especially with bowls and hollow forms.I’ve also been noticing and trying to correct some torn endgrain and tool marks on some of these forms. I’m getting there but that is going to be an ongoing exercise. I’ve been using a box rest for reaching into the interiors of some bowls and I’ve recently gotten a Trent Bosch Stabilizer for hollowing larger forms. Today I went back and added Renaissance Wax (Microcrystalline ...

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Cole-jaw extenders #2: Making the extender segments

04-13-2021 09:54 PM by BuckeyeDennis | 2 comments »

These jaw extenders are so easy to make that they hardly need any instructions. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. Cut a square piece of plywood to the desired extension-jaw diameter. This will be the diameter when the jaws are closed. Lay out centerlines, diagonals, and the OD. With the jaws fully closed, clamp the chuck and cole-jaw assembly to the workpiece, aligned as shown. Transfer the jaw-extender mounting holes to the workpiece using a transfer punch. ...

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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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Cole-jaw extenders #1: Fixturing an out-of-round bowl

04-06-2021 08:42 PM by BuckeyeDennis | 3 comments »

I’ve been an avid woodworking hobbyist for quite some time, but I’m still a novice when it comes to turning. On my third bowl I ran into a bit of a challenge, and came up with a workholding solution that I haven’t seen elsewhere. But I don’t know what I don’t know, so I’d appreciate any opinions and suggestions from you experienced woodturners. This particular woodworking adventure started when the rough-turned applewood bowl in the pic below dried a full ½” out of round. The tenon ...

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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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