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")

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I gave this bowl to John Higginson who stood by the whole day and watched me turn and finish it starting from the whole log all the way through to the final buffing. Finished with a mixture of shellac, walnut oil and carnauba wax.

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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

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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

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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 donated to the Islesboro School Junior Class Auction by way of Eva Marie Olson.

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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". More fun than cleaning up.

I cut a thin slice – slightly curved – from the piece of cheery and drew the rough outline of a spoon on it and cut around the outline with the band saw.

I ended up with this, after a lot of whittling with a knife and a spoon gouge. Did some of the sanding on the belt/disc sander but mostly by hand from 60 grit through 600 grit. Final finishing was done with the Beall Bowl Buffing system using the lathe at 2000 RPM with tripoli, white diamond and carnauba wax.

 

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This shows the spoon inserted back into the original piece of cherry from which it was cut

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close up:

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Cork Bowl

Cork bowl blank (A gift from Dave)

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Wormwood screw chuck

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Drizzling CA glue into cracks and a ring check:

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Starting on the inside – still between centers for added stability. Using the EasyWood round carbide cutter.

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Finishing the inside after removing the center tenon.

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Using a curved tool rest for getting closer to the inside walls (OD = 10")

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Made a jam chuck to finish off the bottom

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Used rubber shelving liner to provide friction and cushion between the jam chuck and the bowl.

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(Not a good idea: it left stains on the inside that had to be sanded out: Next time I'll try some other material)

The bowl was centered on the jam chuck using the divot left by the live center that was used for turning the tenon.

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Mounted on the jam chuck:

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I turned most of the bottom while it was in the jam chuck but I had to leave a little nub that I carefully removed with a chisel. And then I sanded the bottom off the lathe.

Finished Bowl – well almost, the bottom requires more work – mostly sanding. At this point the bowl has not been treated with any finish.

 

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Spectmber 2015: The bottom and the inside were sanded and the ring check treated with sanding dust and CA glue both inside and out. The bowl was sanded again and then oiled with Mahoney's Walnut oil.

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Bowl from Honey Locust

Half logs were given to me by John Higginson:

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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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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)

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And after polishing with Beall Bowl Buff system.

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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.

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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 is a little smoother and very polished.

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I eventually decided to oil this bowl with Walnut oil. (July 7, 2014) Quite different.

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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. 

(Dia = 3")

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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 half and each half mounted separately so the insides could be tuned away. These were finished using the Beall Bowl buffing system (tripoli->white diamond->carnauba wax).

(Diameter = 3 1/4")

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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 end and parting the partially turned bowls approximately 2/3 x 1/3 from the ends. This is the bigger bowl. ( 9 1/2" x 4 1/2" ). It was "wet" sanded with walnut oil + carnauba wax (from Doctor's Woodshop http://www.doctorswoodshop.com/) through all the grits out to 1200.

Gave this bowl to Luigi and Anna as a wedding present. 

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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:

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Started between centers and turned a tenon and reverse mounted it to cut out the inside:

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All done: and buffed using the Beall Bowl Buffing system starting with

red tripoli and white diamond compound and finishing with carnauba wax: a three step process using three 2" buffing wheels mounted on an extension that

fits the threads on the headstock.

Multiple views showing various "features" revealed while turning.

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