Author Archives: Taz

Spalted Birch Bowl

From a small birch log given to me by Toby Martin. The bowl is pictured here sitting on the other half of the log. (dia ~ 6") slightly concave bottom. I gave this bowl to John Higginson who stood by the whole … Continue reading

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Spalted Maple Bowl

From Brandon and Sharon's Japanese maple tree:

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Applewood Candle Holder

Turned from a branch of an apple tree – gift from Toby Martin  

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Cherry Napkin Ring

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Cherry Bowl

Finished with walnut oil and shellac This bowl also was sold through the Art of the Isle  Gift Shop at the Islesboro Community Center.

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Cherry Bowl

Finished with walnut oil, carnauba wax and shellac This bowl was sold through the Art of the Isle  Gift Shop at the Islesboro Community Center.

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Poplar Bowl

This poplar bowl was turned from a crotch of a poplar that came down on our property in the famous 9/11 storm of 2013. It was finished with high build friction polish (shellac + walnut oil). It shows a lot of "cat's eye" grain. It was … Continue reading

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Spoon for fun

Small spoon from a piece of firewood. Finished in cyanoacrylate.

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Cherry Spoon

I was in the process of gathering up scraps of wood to throw them into the burn pile. I ran across this piece of cherry, a cutoff from another project, and said "Nah; I'll make a spoon out of it". … Continue reading

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Cork Bowl

Cork bowl blank (A gift from Dave) Wormwood screw chuck Mounted between centers on the screw chuck Drizzling CA glue into cracks and a ring check: Starting on the inside – still between centers for added stability. Using the EasyWood … Continue reading

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Bowl from Honey Locust

Half logs were given to me by John Higginson: Trimmed with the electric chain saw, with face plate already attached for mounting Ready to go onto the lathe Mounted and ready to start turning round. After some turning  And after a lot … Continue reading

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Teak Plate

Teak Plate 8" from a 1 inch rough sawn teak board:    

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Ponderosa Pine Bowl

My niece brought a pine log when she came to visit us in Maine, and I turned this bowl for her while she was here. Oiled with walnut oil and carnauba wax: (from Doctor's Woodshop, Walnut Oil Paste Wax, DOC-102) And … Continue reading

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Lilac Bowls

These lilac bowls were turned from the "butt log" of a lilac bush that was removed from John Kauer and Barbara Talamo's yard. Regular edge bowl with bark inclusion. Natural edge Lilac Bowl      

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Razor Handles

Razor hadles from cherry and mahogany

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Apple Bowl

Turned from a piece of apple wood from an old apple tree in front of Bill Boardman's mother's house.  

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Salt Cellar from bamboo

Made from a bamboo cutting board scrap. (dia=3")  

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Birch Bowl

Another birch bowl from the logs given to me by Gil Revera. This one was finished with the Beall Bowl buffing system:

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Napkin Rings

Turned from walnut, unknown and ash, respectively,

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Old Growth Cedar Bowl #2

This is the other half of the first cedar bowl. (9" x 3 1/2"). It was finished with only the Beall Bowl Buffing System (tripoli->white diamond->carnauba wax). So the color is much lighter that the previous bowl, and the surface … Continue reading

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Japanese Maple Salt Cellars

Turned the same way as the Ash salt cellars. The log was mounted between centers (bark to bark), turned into a yoyo shape with tenons on each end, cut in half, etc, and finished with the Beall Bowl Buffing System.  … Continue reading

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Ash Salt Cellars

Salt Cellars from an Ash Log The piece of log was mounted between centers, a tenon was cut on each end. After mounting in the 4 jaw scroll chuck the overall shape was turned; then the resulting "yoyo" was cut in … Continue reading

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Old Growth Cedar Bowl

The old growth cedar lumber (10" x 10" x 34") piece was a gift from Roger Heinen. A 10" cube was cut off one end and turned between centers. Two bowls were turned from that piece by turning tenons on each … Continue reading

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Ash Bowl

An ash bowl (2" x 6 1/2") was turned form a firewood log and polished using the Beall bowl buffing system. I gave this bowl to Terry Wuori, who gave me the firewood log.      

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Small Bowl from Black Locust

This bowl was turned from a locust 4 x 4 given to me about 40 years ago by my brother Reid. The blank was cut from a 4 x 4 and trimmed to get rid of the pith: Started between … Continue reading

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