Author Archives: Taz

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ash Bowl

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

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Pear Tree Bowl

From log from Lang Smith's pear tree:   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 from Peter Smith's father (~50 years old) 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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Pear Bowl

Pear bowl from a branch from Lang Smith's pear 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 … Continue reading

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Bowl from Cherry Burl

The burl was a gift from Preston. Burl trimmed round on the bandsaw After some turning: There was a large bark inclusion which has been incorporated into the bowl Final bowl with inclusion: Finished with walnut oil

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Ash bowl with walnut stripe

I had turned this little bowl (4" dia) a couple of years ago. While turning the foot broke off, and so I sawed it in two to have a look at the cross section. I threw one half in the … Continue reading

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Ambrosia Maple Natural Edge Bowl

Ambrosia Maple natural edge bowl from a log given to me by Preston. bottom view Top view Started with a blank cut round on the bandsaw, a flat spot made under the bark with a forstner bit. And mounted between … Continue reading

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Razor Handle

Razor handle made from a piece of mahogany trim from John Van Daam's boat Finito.   Top view razor and the rest of the trim piece left over from Finito. Side view. Finished with high build friction polish. Update: In … Continue reading

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Apple Bowl

Spalted apple bowl from a tree cut in the fall of 2014 at Lang and Marilyn Smith's.

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Poplar Bowl

Poplar bowl from the cut off of the tree Preston and I milled in  2014

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Small Cherry Bowl

This little bowl was rough turned about a year ago and coated heavily with Anchorseal to slow the drying preocess. It had warped considerably:  the rim had to be sanded to flatten it so it could be mounted in the cole chuck … Continue reading

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Birch End Grain Bowl

Second end grain bowl. The log with bark on was mounted between centers and turned to this stage. Several cracks were treated with saw dust and super glue. Very tough going with the EasyWood tools and also somewhat easier but still … Continue reading

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Salad Bowl (Wedding present)

Log left on our front porch: might be birch but the bark is a little different than¬†expected for birch. Cut in half on the bandsaw; circle drawn for the bowl Trimmed up a little, balanced and centered on the lathe … Continue reading

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Cherry bowl (with nail)

This bowl was from a log that Tom Tutor gave me. It was from his dooryard. Log cut in half on bandsaw Bowl blank cut from half logWhile shaping the bowl, I ran into a metal object in the wood! … Continue reading

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