Author Archives: Taz

Apple Bowl

Apple Bowl: A joint effort with Bill Lahey. This was started by Bill in 2020 in our joint shop and I finished this up in March of 2021.   Finished with high build friction polish   Turn off the tenon … Continue reading

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Small Locust Bowl

Small Locust Bowl for Reid: From two peices of locust fence post (4" x 4") glued up together:  

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Birch Bowl

Birch Bowl          

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Plum Burl Bowl

Plum burl from Lang Smith's Ancient plum tree. This was rough turned some time ago: see Plum Burl Bowl Cracks filled with coffe grounds and CA glue This piece broke out when rough turning it and was replced and bedded in expoxy … Continue reading

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Birch Bowl

This birch bowl (10" x 3 1/2") was rought turned a couple of years ago and abandoned. I pulled out of the burn pile and repaired a ring check with CA glue and finished turning it. Wet sanded with walnut … Continue reading

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Cedar bowl

Cedar bowl (9" x 5 1/2") from a billet of old grow cedar from Roger Heinen: This was going to be a yarn bowl but i couldn't bring myself to cut the channel for the yarn- the wood is so pretty. … Continue reading

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Red Oak Bowl

Red oak bowl (11 1/4" x 4 1/2") – also rescued form the burn pile. This bowl was partially turned and then abondoned for a couple of years because of lage cracks that appeared as it dried. I filled them … Continue reading

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Oak Bowl (Jet 1220) [COVID-19 Bowl 4]

Oak Bowl from a log from Toby Nagurney (7" x 2") This log was from the other end of the crotch used in Bowl 3 See Oak Bowl (Jet 1220) [COVID-19 Bowl 3]    

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Carbide Cutter Gouge Handle (Jet 1220)

Handle for Carbide Cutter From a piece of firewood (species unknown) Using a copper pipe fitting for the ferrule: Finished with two coats of Watco Danish Oil After I was done, I decided to add some detail to the handle. … Continue reading

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Oak Bowl (Jet 1220) [COVID-19 Bowl 3]

Oak Bowl from a crotch (8" X 2 5/8") (Log was a gift from Toby Nagurney) After turning the outside, had to deal with this split knot; the holes went all the way through and these cracks throughout: The knot and … Continue reading

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Spalted Oak Bowl (Jet 1220) [COVID-19 Bowl 2]

Spalted Oak Bowl:  (6 1/2" X 2 7/8") From an oak log from Toby Nagurney.  Finished with 1. Wet sanding with Abranet 2" discs 80-320 grit and walnut oil. 2. MinWax water based sanding sealer (Two coats, sanding after each) … Continue reading

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Apple Bowl (Jet 1220) [COVID-19 Bowl 1]

Apple bowl turned on the Jet 1220 lathe (7 1/4" x 2 3/4")   Finished with Minwax water based sanding sealer, Mahoney's walnut oil, Watco Danish Oil, and Mylands High Build Friction polish.      

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Plum Burl Bowl

Plum burl from Lang Smith's ancient plum tree: A big piece of a knot flew off and had to be epoxied back in with West Systems G5  5 min epoxy with Transtint dye added. after turning After applying walnut oil … Continue reading

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Spalted Apple Hollow Form

Hollow Form from Lang Smith's apple tree. (7" x 3 1/2") Started out between centers, shaped the sides and turned a tenon on the bottom. Then reverse mounted it in the four jaw scroll chuck. Drilled out the center with a … Continue reading

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Poplar desk from downed tree

On Septecber 11, 2013, a huge storm hit Islesboro and brought down over 2000 trees on the island. We lost several including a large poplar tree that totalled our 1998 Honda. What was left of the Honda. (It was salvaged with … Continue reading

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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 holding small things at the sink. Very stable and very 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 that was a gift from John and Carlisle Rex-Waller from their cedar tree felled in 2016. (10" x 3 1/2") 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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