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  1. Projects In Progress
    Ok, back again from Chapter 1 The Legs raise it up a tad. Trim coming up in the next installment. Another Day The legs are mitered into the corners, but needs something to hide all the "busy" going on. Made some cherry cap molding (top and bottom). So that's about it for the build...
  2. Curly Q

    This hollow form vase is turned from some gorgeous, highly figured, maple. It measures 9.5" tall by 4.5" wide. It is finished with Seal-A-Cell, 2 coats of Wipe-On Poly, and 4 coats of spray lacquer. I rubbed out the finish between coats with 0000 steel wool. I wish I had taken a picture of the...
  3. Brett

    This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 6 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
  4. Some Basic Bud Vases

    When trying to think of a project to make, I usually have in mind what I want to make, just not exactly a good idea of the style I'm after. It is at this point I usually Google "bud vase images" for ideas. Case in point are these bud vases. I looked at a lot of pictures and this basic design...
  5. Mother's Nature

    This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain hackberry crotch. It was illustrated with prisma color markers and finished with Krylon Crystal Clear flat acrylic. It measures approximately 7.5 inches tall by 4 inches wide. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
  6. Claro Walnut Vase and Bowl

    Here are a pair of turnings from Claro Walnut Root Burl. The first is a Vase / Hollow form. 8 inch in diam X 4 inch tall. Turned to a 1/4 inch wall. The second is a Bowl . 7 inch diam X 4 inch tall. 3/8 wall. Both have several bark inclusions and natural cracks / defects. Both are finished...
  7. Purple Rain

    I've had a few requests for dyed vessels with more subdued coloration. This is my first attempt at keeping the layers and depth, without the vibrant colors. I am curious what others think of this coloration. This hollow form vessel measures approximately 6.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. It...
  8. sugar maple vase

    This sugar maple hollow form is from a tree that was salvaged after the tornadoes went through Tennessee earlier this year. Vase is almost 14 inches tall and is 10 inches across at its widest point. I sanded it down to 300 grit, wiped on some tung oil, let that dry and then sanded it back up...
  9. Wood Flower Vases

    Another project built on a whim. These are basically tubes with legs. The woods are walnut and lacewood. My intent was to dress up a standard drinking glass being used to hold flowers. Since the glass (hopefully) keeps the water from escaping, I figured finding a way to enclose the glass and...
  10. Water Oak Vase

    Water Oak Vase 7" D x 7" H finished with wipe-on-poly This vase was turned from a piece of found wood that someone had set out on the curb for garbage pickup. I stopped by and loaded up a dozen pieces. This piece was turned "green" and I decided to turn it from the side to show better the...
  11. Birdseye Maple Vase

    I have wanted to try my hand at turning a vase since I started turning. I turned this vase from a birdseye maple log that my dad bought me. The log was split down one side,from top to bottom, about an inch deep, so I filled the crack with crushed turquoise. The vase is 13" tall, 6" wide and...
  12. Mick

    This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain maple. The opening is the beginning of my journey carving on hollow forms. The vessel measures approximately 4.75 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed.
  13. Genie Bottle for Brother

    Here is a Genie Bottle That I made for my brother for Christmas. When he came down to visit in October, This was the one project he wanted to turn. I don't know what my problem was with the measuring but, the different sections were WAYYY off in size. We did not have enough time together to fix...
  14. Paddle Wheel Vase

    This took awhile to make and I burned up a lathe. Since I had never turned anything like this before i glued it up way to thick. When I started turning it weighed it at 75 pounds. It now stands 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide and weighs 5 pounds. I wanted to make it thiner, but my lathe...
  15. Vase of blown out cottonwood

    Vase of blown out cottonwood. I kept hitting voids, inclusions and rot. At about 8" tall it's smaller than I anticipated, but it has a lot of character!
  16. Three vases, Two thrones, and a hooded table top

    1) vase#1 - basswood, soapstone (base), tempera paint, 2 1/2' tall 2) vase #2 - Buckeye, Holly (base), 3' tall 3) vase #3 - Basswood, found objects (pulley wheel, grinding wheel, circular sawblade) base… I used the saw blade as a very large washer. 3' tall 4) two thrones - chainsawn from...
  17. Dreamer

    This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain maple. It measures 9.5 inches tall and is 6 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments, especially critiques, are welcomed and appreciated.
  18. Ash and Padauk Vase

    6.5"W x 2.25"H Confession on this one…Every now and then I kind of rush the final carving the inside of a hollow vessel and instead of stopping to measure the wall thickness, I overtrust the "zen of turning" and pop!, right through the side wall as pieces fly across the garage… So begins the...
  19. Redline

    This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain elm. It measures approximately 6.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. It is finished with acrylics. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
  20. Swamp Maple Vase

    My lady friend's parents had a Swamp Maple tree in their yard for 40 years. a storm finally took part of it, and they ended up having to cut the whole thing down. I asked her to bring me a couple pieces of it, and I'd see if I could make anything out of it… kind of a remembrance for them. I...
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