Yew Wood Turning for FUN

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Project by FordMike posted 02-18-2010 07:12 AM 4081 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the first turning I’ve done that encorporates spindle techniques with bowl or vase making. Normally I turn for size or height of the finished product, bigger equals more money. This time I turned something impratical just to do it. thought you might enjoy it. The wood is Pacific Yew (Taxus brevifola) and is a limb about 6” dia and 16” long/high. the wood is finished with Tung Oil/ topped wit bees’s wax and Carnuba for a little gloss. ps you can check out more of my pieces at my new website Thanks for looking FordMike

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 07:14 AM

pretty cool, impractical for the win!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 07:34 AM

It may be “impracticel” but it sure looks like it was fun! Great job.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 02:24 PM

“impratical” don’t be silly, it’s ART. Nice turning…..... and have fun.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 03:08 PM

Very interesting.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 04:53 PM

very nice piece, i really like the natural edge top and base. i am also a big fan of the tung-oil beeswax finish. have fun and be safe.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 09:12 AM

Thanks for the encouragement.

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