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  1. Let's eat!

    I love cooking as much as I enjoy eating. I made these kabob skewers yesterday, and got to try them out today. I'm not psychic, but I predict more of these in my future. I remember seeing people in Thailand cooking chicken satay skewed on 3 sticks, and got to thinking. This is what I've come up...
  2. summer projects

    These are two of my summer projects I call em a side board and a jelly cabnet. My wife wants a fancier name. They are oak Ply bodies with solid trim and Tin Celing Panells. They were made to fit the house but are free standing. I am Sure I made a great many mistakes and my quality is not up to...
  3. 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...
  4. Sweetgum vase

    I turned this wet from some Sweetgum logs I found on the side of the road. Over the course of a couple of days, I dried it in the microwave. It developed a couple of cracks that I filled with red epoxy I'm starting to get the hang of this wood turning thing Thanks for looking, Chris
  5. Piggy Bank with Attitude

    Thanks to bushmaster (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/372913) and mut (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/371009) for inspiration on this project. Turned from solid cherry block. Started turning basic shape of body and face/nose. Then cut off butt and hollowed interior. Re-glued together and...
  6. Turnscrew set and box

    This is a set of turnscrews I made, based off London Pattern Turnscrews from an old Marples catalog. Then I tweaked them to match turnscrews sold by Swan early in the 20th Century. They are sized to fit wood screws of even sizes from 2-8. I cut the blades from O-1 tool steel, filed the tips to...
  7. HUNTERS BOX

    This box was just made for a young man who is now 12, his name is hunter and hunter has had an extremely hard time as a young boy , he was burned severally in a propane explosion and has gone through more then a child should have to bear. I made a box for his father and hunter liked the box a...
  8. Stemmed Spalted Sweetgum Hollowform

    Stemmed hollowform made of spalted curly sweetgum with brass inlays, a maple collar, and walnut base and finial. I have wanted to make one of these for a while now and finally got around to it. I started turning this piece while testing some equipment after which I left the uncompleted blank in...
  9. Sweetgum Natural Edge Bowl #1

    This is a bowl I turned from green sweetgum or liquidambar, which I got from a tree removal crew who posted on CL. They were still working when I showed up. I was on a bicycle so I stashed two big crotchwood pieces in a nearby bush until I could get my buddy who has a truck to come get it. I cut...
  10. Twisted Shaft Walking Cane, Black Walnut with Black Lacquer, Buffalo Horn Handle

    ------------------------------ This cane has been SOLD. Welcome Web Surfers: If you are surfing looking for a special walking cane on the internet, go toward the bottom of this posting where you'll find a list of canes that I have built that are ready to ship immediately. Also, there are...
  11. Spalted LA bowl

    This bowl is turned from spalted liquid amber (sweetgum). I turned this for my pops birthday. I'm still trying to figure out my light tent but the photos are getting better. the spalting is more dramatic in real life, you can't really see it properly in the pics. It's 50mm deep by 140mm wide...
  12. Sweetgum Bowls

    I just started turning bowls and these are the first 2 I put a finish on. Also my first natural edge bowl. Turned green to finish and let dry a couple of weeks even though they dried faster. Finish is natural stain and lacquer since that was sitting closest to me on the bench. Posted them...
  13. 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"...
  14. 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...
  15. $ 5 tool rest for mini lathe

    Baseball bats are up next for Christmas presents. After realizing a 12" tool rest requires lots of lateral adjustments, I starting thinking how to "extend" the bar. I bought a 36" long piece of angle iron, turned it corner side up and rested it on my 12" round tool rest. Then cut a 90...
  16. Play table set

    A gift for my two year old daughter and my next kid, coming in July. The table is made of melamine and sweetgum. The chairs are sweetgum (seats) and walnut (frame). I'm going to build a slip-on top also made of melamine, so that my kids can color directly on it with dry erase markers without...
  17. Emerald Bowl

    This is a small five and a half inch diameter bowl turned from sweetgum. The finish is blue over yellow dye and buffed with a dark brown wax.
  18. Silver Bowl

    Enhancement of common local timbers is the direction I'm taking in my turnings. Sweetgum is a bland wood that some consider a nuisance tree, which translates to plenty of free material to test designs and practice turning techniques. This six inch sweetgum bowl is an experiment in using silver...
  19. First Bowl Ever - Sweetgum

    This is my first attempt at making a bowl…
  20. First and Second Turns

    I have been wanting a lathe for a while now and last weekend I went out and purchased a cheaper one. A cheaper one because that is what I could afford and to see if I could do it. Anyway my first two group of turns have only been snowmen with and without hats. The one without the hat was...
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