Yarn Bowl

The log for this bowl came from Brandon and Sharon's Japaese Maple tree that was cut down in 2012.

This yarn bowl is a gift for Sandy Oliver.

Here's how I did this.

Mounted in the 4-jaw chuck after shaping between centers and cutting the tenon.

… other side showing the natural edge from a bark inclusion. I decided to leave this in as a feature.

Now to turn out the inside:

Ran into a defect in the insde that had to be filled with CA glue and sawdust to stabilize it.

After thinning the walls, cutting the slot for the yarn, and applying a coat or two of Watco Natiural Danish oil:

And after drying

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Carver’s Mallet from firewood

Small carver's mallet – could also function as a garlic smasher. Haven't decided yet.

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Small Bowl from Firewood

Another small bowl from firewood. Shallow bowl for hoding small things at the sink. Very stable and wide bottom section:

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Small Bowl from Firewood

One of the first turings of mine on the new Cambridge MA joint shop set up with Bill Lahey.

Jet 1221 Lathe and Laguna 14/Twelve bandsaw.

This small bowl was turned from fire wood. Don't know which species but it is very close grained and hard.

Finsihed with walnut oil.

 

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Bill Lahey’s First Cherry Bowl

The cherry log was a gift from Preston Hensley.

Trurned on the Jet Lathe.

 

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Joint Shop In Cambridge, MA

The Joint Cambridge Shop so far comprises the Jet 1221 Lathe and the Laguna 14/Twelve BAndsaw and a 8" slow speed grinder with CBN wheel and Wolverine Vari-Grind sharpening jig, and several carbide, bowl, and spindle gouges.

 

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Small Plum Bowl

Wood from Lang Smith's Ancient Plum tree.

1.5" x 3.5"

Finished with Walnut oil.

Gave this to Roger and Marny as a thank-you.

 

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Cherry Burl Bowl 9″

The burl was a gift from Preston Hensley.

Finished with walnut oil, followed with a coating of besswax/sunflower oil (which was a gift from Holly Spaulding)

(dia 9 1/2" x 4" height) 

 

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Cedar Bowl

From a cedar log – a gift from John and Carlisle Rex-Waller from their cedar tree felled tin 2016.

Fnshed with walnut oil and shellac.

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Driftwood Salt Cellars

These two little bowls were turned from a single smaller diameter log cut from the thin end of the driftwood log–past the end of that small branch shown here:

The piece cut off:

(FYI: The axis of the little log was perpendicular to the axis of roatation)

After turning into a near sphere, tenons were cut into each side and then the "sphere" was cut in half: It is shown here after cutting it in half with a parting tool.

Each little bowl was turned to remove the material from the inside of the bowl and then each half was reverse mounted in the cole chuck:

The tenon was removed and the bottom finished off:

This resulted in the two salt cellars:

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Driftwood Bowl

This dirftwood tree had washed up on our shore:

Species was unknown, but is probably maple.

Several chucks were cut out and bowls were turned.

The first bowl was from a larger dimaeter piece:

cut in half

Trimmed on the bandsaw

After turn it true (round) and turning a spigot on the bottom.

After turning it round I thought I had run into a nail but it turned out to be a piece of bird shot (lead and not steel)

 

I poked it out with an awl expecting it to be a nail but it popped right out:

 

Finished with tung oil, shellac and alcohol

I still have to reverse and turn off the tenon.

The knot was filled and stabilized with epoxy mixed with fillet.

Final result: finished with Tung oil + shellac + alcohol

Nice chatoyancy

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Walnut Bowl

The log blank was given to me by my sister and brother-in-law in 2012 from a walnut tree that had been lying in their woods for a few years. The sap wood had completely rotted but the core of the log was in good shape.

Cut in half:

Trimmed and then turned rough:

 

This bowl was turned rough in June 2012 and allowed to dry slowly, being weighed every few months.

 

Finally got back to it in the fall of 2017; the rough turned blank was turned to its final dimensions (14" x 6"); and then in January, 2018 I finished it up.

 

 

After turning the inside and shaping most of the outside, I had to devise a jam chuck to turn the tenon off the bottom. (My Cole chuck was too small for this bowl.) I had a 20" diameter piece of 3/4" MDF board that was glued together with a couple of pine blocks. I drilled a hole in the smaller one and inserted a wormwood screw – like so:

I super-glued a piece of 1/4" rubber mat that I had lying around onto the front of the MDF to make a non-skid surface. After finding the center point of the bowl (I had sanded off the little divot earlier to fit the tenon into the scroll chuck) I pulled up the tail stock and centered the bowl on the jam chuck.

 

I turned off the tenon down to a small nub that I subsquently popped off with a chisel. Then I sanded the bottom and applied walnut oil:

The bowl was sanded through the grits from P60 to P1000 and Mahoney's Utilty Walnut oil appled in several coats.

Final bowl, bottom views

180o view

Top view

 

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Ash Bowl

From a bolt of ash given to me by Tom Tutor. (~14 x ~5").


 

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Plum Tree Bowl

From log from Lang Smith's ancient plum tree:

 

A bark inclusion filled with epoxy.

Finished with High Build Friction polish.

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Bowl from Locust

Bowl from a locust log that Tom Tutor left on my porch.
 

Present for Jesse.

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Walnut Platter

Walnut Platter from a piece of walnut (~50 years old) from Peter Smith's father

Finished with walnut oil (Mahoney's Utility Finish) (13" x 1")

A Christmas gift to Peter 2016.

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Wooden Mallet from Honey Locust

Wooden Mallet from a Honey Locust log given to me by John King:

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Plum Tree Bowl

Pear bowl from a branch from Lang Smith's plum tree.

Finished with Mylands Sanding sealer, Mohoney's Walnut Oil utility finish and topped with serveral coats of Mylands High Build friction Polish.

 

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Ponderosa Pine Bowl

A pine bowl with the sun shining on the back side showing the translucent knots.

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Ponderosa Pine Bowl 2

Second pine bowl from the other half of the log:

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Birch Bowl 2

From the other half of the log …

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Birch Bowl

Turned from a birch log.

– for Sue Hatch for a wedding present.

 

Finished with sanding sealer and walnut oil.

(9" x 4")

 

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Walnut Platter

From a walnut plank (at least 50 years old) given to me by Peter Smith.

From two pieces glued together; finished with walnut oil.

dia 14"  depth 2.5"

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Honey Locust Salad Bowl

The locust log from which this bowl was turned was a gift from John Higginson who bucked and split the log after the September 11 2013 storm that took down several thousand (yes, thousand) trees on Islesboro.

John gave me two half logs

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After turning a proper tenon on the bottom and reverse mounting and turning the inside. 15" in daiameter.

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Outside after thinning the walls.

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Inside after thinning the walls. The "feature" in the wall will be filled with … something.

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The bowl was turned in the fall of 2013 and the holes filled in the summer of 2015.

The large opening on the outside of the bowl was filled with a mixture of cherry sawdust and epoxy after a piece of cardbaord was inserted to provide a bottom for the hole.

Then the inside portion of the hole was filled with tourquoise mixed with epoxy (InLace)

The final turning to clean up the tenon and foot was completed in May of 2016. And the bowl finished with walnut oil.

Final dia = 14" and height=9.5"

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Bowl from Cherry Burl

The burl was a gift from Preston.

Burl trimmed round on the bandsaw

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After some turning:

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There was a large bark inclusion which has been incorporated into the bowl

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Final bowl with inclusion:

Finished with walnut oil

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