Author Archives: Taz

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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 … 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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