You may have seen my project post here which explains the background for this design. Several readers expressed their interest in a blog to show how to make one of these, so here it is. BackgroundSince this is not a replica of any genuine historic article, but rather a project inspired by the viking ships and their old time bear mugs you should feel free to put your own twist on this. That’s what the Viking carvers did anyway and no two of the inspirational pieces are alike anywa...
Y’all may have seen the ambrosia maple chip-n-dip I posted in the project section a few days ago. Check out the Chip-N-Dip Finished blog post to see how I went about the process. This is just a very coarse blog post, a more in depth write up will accompany the next chip-n-dip bowl I make. Hopefully I’ll get another one turned before the week is out, but don’t count on a post that soon :) Hope y’all enjoy, have a great day!
I don’t turn much but do like to take lot’s of pictures and movies of all the woodworking I do. I took a break from my norm of chair making to turn a natural edge Walnut bowl, hope you enjoy. Thanks for watching
How did I not notice this scratch until after sanding to 400 grit? >:(I guess this was an errant particle from the sandpaper or something. Right on the end-grain too.
I purchased this blank at Metro Hardwoods in KC for about 38$. I cut it in half against the grain and turned each piece. The inside corner of the wood had a place where the bark had curled around and wrapped itself inside the wood, so when I turned the bowl there was a rather large void which carried through the piece. I taped the outside up good and used black sand and thin CA to fill. I laid copper dust in on top of that and sanded. This was done three times until it got to level. The ou...
This is my second attempt at turning a bowl and I am rather pleased with the result. There is still tool marks on the inside of the bowl that ideally wouldn’t be there, but with my very limited turning skills it was as good as it was going to get! From youtubeIn this video I turn a simple bowl out of pine, I did plan to make a indepth how to video this week but unfortunately my camera with all my footage drowned – Read about the accident here http://www.jordswoodshop.com/?p=...
A few weeks ago Michael Mode did a demo for some members of the Front Range Woodturners here in Denver. His demo was good enough that I thought I might be able to do that and I gave it a try. It was a 5 layer bowl out of some mystery wood and it turned out OK. I thought it was a bit rough and that I depended entirely too much on my 60 and 80 grit turning tools to finish it off. So I thought I’d try a second one. This one is out of a nice piece of walnut. I got it all glued up and...
I’m back to show the tools I used in creating this wooden flower. The tools displayed are the only ones used so far in the project other than my trusty chainsaw used to cut this wood to a manageable size. I did more wood removal today and will have to be very careful from here on out because I could easily ruin this piece by going through the walls which I do not want to do. It is somewhat bulky and fairly difficult to hold down so I can work on various areas. I made a makeshift ...
This first bowl came out really nice and was a lot of fun to build. Took forever though, about 20hours of work. Project link with more pics. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/66058 Here is the start to bowl #2. New grinding tools have really sped up the process, these pics are taken at 4hours in to the project.
Well, many hours with a pair of tweezers and half a dozen tubes of super glue, and the inlays are about done. Just as I was starting to sand down the last inlay, this piece of wood apparently wasn’t satisfied with my work and it jumped right out of my lap and on to the shop floor. So, many cuss words later,.... a day to calm down, and one more inlay to hide the new crack and here is where I’m at. Just a few more hours of sanding to go and then 4 or 5 coats of Tung Oil and I...
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