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  1. Paper Towel and Bag Holder

    I made this paper towel and shopping bag holder because the bags are usually stuffed somewhere and the are never handy. (At least in my house anyway.) This piece is 16" tall to the peak of the roof. It is 5 1/2" wide and 10" long. I made it out of 1/2" poplar. The dowel is 1" round with a...
  2. A First Finial

    I've never done any sort of decorative turning, so I thought I'd try my hand at making an ornate finial today. I didn't plan anything out, and just turned whatever came to mind. It is hard maple with a linseed oil/shellac blend finish, and is 3" tall.
  3. Candy Dish Prototype

    My wife asked me to turn candy dishes for our Grandmothers for Christmas. Here's the first prototype. The base is English walnut while the lid is black walnut. The finial is made from zebra wood. The base is about 7" in diameter and 4" high. I'm fairly happy with the shape and the fit of...
  4. Flame Birch Cigar Pen

    I was pleasantly surprised at the iridescent flamed grain in this wood. This was my first attempt at a custom finial. I was so excited about the custom finial that I parted it off before finishing it :( So I just put on a few coats of mineral oil and BLO.
  5. Wall-mount quilt hanging rack

    My sister's boyfriend asked me to design and make a wall-mounted quilt hanger, for a family heirloom quilt. I reviewed several alternative existing designs, and many of them with a horizontal board on top for a shelf. Because this quilt hanger will be mounted fairly high in elevation, we...
  6. Tannie

    This hollow form vessel and its finial are turned from end grain maple. It is finished with airbrushed acrylics. It measures approximately 10.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
  7. Lidded Bowl with Finial

    The materials are Sycamore, Rosewood, and African Blackwood for the finial. This lidded bowl started out as sycamore vase, but I went too far with a new hollowing tool, and the wall went to infinite thinness, and the top broke off. But the base was a nice shape. So, I experimented with dyes on...
  8. Colored Pencil Xmas Ornament with Blue Dyed Finial

    This ornament was part of an experiment this year, I wanted to see how far I could take a Christmas ornament. I tried all sorts of things including color, segmenting, glitter inlays, and of course hybrid casting. The other objective was to practice finials and hollowing. Several of the ornaments...
  9. Low Boy Urn

    This is number 3 in my recent Urn builds. I'm enjoying this series because it really challenges me to stretch my technical skills and try many different ways to remounting pieces and sizing them to fit together. With wood that wants to move this is difficult. I find myself having to re-turn...
  10. Four Footed & Lidded Ash and Sapele Vessel

    Almost another piece in the Three Legged Dog Series but this ash vessel has four feet. It is turned from ash and also has three piths/branches running through it. It is a very straight forward piece and the ash cut very easily. The sapele lid is topped with a small cap of spalted ash which in...
  11. Finial top lidded bowl - figured maple and sapele

    I had a chunk of figured maple that I knew was going to have awesome chatoyancy, and it was about the right size for a small bowl. I've never done a finial top lidded bowl, so I figured what the hell? I turned the bowl body first, then used a vacuum chuck to hold the lid blank well enough to...
  12. Five Footed & Lidded Pecan Vessel

    Here is another recent piece. This vessel has five feet and is primarily pecan. There is a small ash collar on the main body. The lid is pecan and the finial is ash. The lid is friction fitted. I am really trying to focus on eliminating tool marks while turning. I am turning at a higher speed...
  13. Pecan and Sapele Lidded Vessel

    Number five in my recent urn builds. This vessel is primarily pecan. There is a large threaded collar made from ash on the main body. The lid is sapele with an ash threaded post and the finial is movingui. This is another twice turned piece that I trued up today and made the threaded collar...
  14. Tiger Eye Bradford Pear Jar

    This is the item I made for the Turning box Swap2020 and sent to LJ stripit. This is my first true hollow form not made using the Ringmaster or bowl from a board technique. This is made from a piece of green Bradford pear found on someones trash pile waiting for pickup. When cutting the...
  15. Finial Box

    My take on a 'finial box'. This project was inspired by a finial box turned by Ray Key. This box is about 3" tall, and was turned from a spalted maple blank, then finished with Ack's Wood Paste. Ray Key passed away several months ago, but Craft Supplies has made a number of his videos on their...
  16. Imbuia Bowl

    I got a piece of Imbuia 450mm x 150mm x 70mm and couldn't really decide what to do with it as it was too small for anything else really so I decided to try my hand for the 1st time at turning a small bowl, I'm not a wood turner so this was a challenge for me. The bowl is Imbuia, the lid Beech...
  17. Pickelhaube Box

    Pickelhaube Box, with a claro walnut bowl, a cocobolo lid and an ebony finial. A Pickelhaube is the spiked helmet worn by the German army in WWI. A friend thought that was what it looked like. It is about the size of a teacup. The bowl has a neat bark inclusion about the size of a quarter...
  18. Coney

    This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain red cedar. The finial is turned from maple and is painted black. It measures approximately 10 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. It is finished with flat acrylic. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
  19. Swirl

    This hollow form vessel is turned from a unique piece of cherry. The cherry has spalt, curl, and sap. It was turned end grain from pith to pith. It measures approximately 13 inches tall by 7 inches wide and is finished with flat acrylic. The finial is turned from maple. The finials are new to...
  20. Little Flame

    My Little Flame won 2nd place in the North West Fine Woodworking 30th Annual Box Show in Seattle WA. materials are: Wenge Blood Wood Bubinga see more of this on my flickr page
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