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  1. Little Sweet Gum Lift-Top Box

    Maxx gave me a piece of Sweet Gum wood. It was about 2" square and about 10" long. It was really colorful wood, even when dry. I mulled it over for a while and decided to do a little lift top box. I cut the stick in half and glued them back together on their side grain. Unlike most of the other...
  2. wooden mountains

    im really not sure what to call this piece, i had this piece of walnut that was very odd shaped and to me it was to beautiful to burn or discard, so i had a thought come to add it to a small slab of sweet gum that i had, to me it looks like a mountain peak, and i figure i could put a candle on...
  3. Gum Box

    This is just another box The box is 12" long and 7" wide. The box case is made of Black Gum the corner keys are Cherry, the bottom and top trim is White Oak and the top panel is out of Sweet Gum. I stained the inside chestnut, I didnt like it so I left the outside natural. Its a little light...
  4. model-VERBENA PECAN

    An old store was taken down here in my town that had been here for many many years, it was called verbena pecan, and was the place where the older generation gathered and where they sold there pecans that came from people all over the county here, i was asked by the owner if i would make a model...
  5. Industrial Modern Table - Sweet Gum w/ Brass Accents

    Hey Guys, I recently finished this Industrial Modern table with a Sweetgum top and Modern Brass/Gold accents on the steel table frame. I used the Festool Domino to do "Cheater" breadboard ends. The finish is General Finishes Arm R Seal Oil and Poly, love that stuff. I am also going to be...
  6. Bowl and pens for benefit

    We are having a benefit today for a child that has to have brain surgery. I made these pieces for the auction later tonight. The bowl is spalted sweet gum with a weathered look on the wood. Two of the pens are sapele and the other is spalted persimmon.
  7. Sweet Gum Bowl

    I was asked to turn a bowl for someone so I grabbed this piece of sweet gum. After i got it turned I decided to do a different finish on it so I sanded it out using Johnson's paste wax on the sand paper. There are a couple of small cracks that I filled with CA but other than that I am happy with...
  8. Sleigh Day Bed

    Time for a big-girl bed for my youngest. She sleeps in a side room to our bedroom so a day bed seemed a good option. My wife likes the look of a sleigh bed. The wood is Sweet-gum from our property, I hate the gum balls so I've been removing the gum trees. Three years ago, I noticed the beautiful...
  9. Live Edge Coffee Table

    I had a client request a coffee table after seeing my live edge desk from sweet gum. It presented unique challenges with an odly shaped mortise that i had to cut for the legs. I got it done and i and the client loved the end results. If you want to see the full build , follow the link here…
  10. Pie safe cabinet

    I am old enough to remember cabinets similar to this being useful for storing bread and baked goods to keep the flies away before the days of plastic bags and containers. The traditional pie safe had tin panels that were hand punched in a design of the builders choosing. I had admired these...
  11. Blue and black stabilized sweetgum carving knife

    Another through-tang carving knife using a Morakniv 120 blade blank. Stabilized sweet gum from a friend's place in St. Louis, with blue and black dye. Also brass bolster from a batch made for me by a friend with a mill. Learned a few more things not to do while putting this one together, but...
  12. A couple of Cigars

    Here are a couple of cigars I worked on during the past week. The first 2 pics are of the same pen. It's Ambrosia Maple sanded to 600. Finished wit BLO/CA and polished to 12,000 with Micro-Mesh and 3 top coats of Myland's Friction Polish. The 3rd pic is of a cigar kit with Sweet Gum. The...
  13. A couple Designer Pens

    These 2 pens are part of the group of pens that I did this last week. There were to many of them to put all on 1 posting so I ended up putting each style pen on a single post. These pens are the Designer Series. The first pen is made with Cocobolo. I like working with Cocobolo but I notice it...
  14. Leaf Bowl

    Leaf Bowl is my first carved piece and marks the 1st anniversary of my lathe. This vessel stands 4 inches tall and is made from Sweet Gum. The inspiration came from the brightly colored plant and animal motifs of Victorian Majolica earthenware pottery. All comments and critiques are welcomed.
  15. New Bowls

    I have been turning a lot of new items and bowls are a big part. Here are a few from a batch of 14 I turned recently to have for upcoming shows.
  16. Will's Sweetgum #1

    Will's Sweetgum #1 09/29/12 Spalted Sweetgum Tung oil finish with pure carnuba final coat. This bowl came from a sweetgum that we had to have removed because the 50ft tree leaned about 10-15 degrees off vertical….right over my then newborns bedroom! It was also shedding limbs with a 1"-4"...
  17. shawnns secretary box

    this box was pure joy and fun, as its been awhile since i did a box, Ive called this a secretary's box because i intend it to be a place for my nephew to put his bills and a place to keep his stamps, This box is made with 10 different wood species, the main body of the box is Mimosa wood, isn't...
  18. Cufflink box

    This is a large case, 20" x 14" x 14" intended for cufflinks. The main body of the box is made from oak and birch ply - it is veneered with spectacular American sweet gum burr featuring a four way bookmatch using the midway point of the front edge of the lid as the centre. French polished. The...
  19. Mineral Stained Sweet Gum Bowl

    I got the clear on this one and added it to the pile. Not very big just 4 1/2" x 2" but I think it came out ok. The shape came from trying to get a check out that was too deep. I liked what I had so I made the interior match as for the check I filled it with epoxy and coffee. It is much prettier...
  20. Spalted Sweetgum Hand Carved Bowl

    Hand carved oblong bowl from spalted sweetgum wood. Carved while green and finished with mineral oil. Sweetgum, which is common in the south eastern United States, is surprisingly easy and fun to carve. I am currently drying out some of the wood from this tree for future projects. So if anyone...
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