Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'turning'

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Beaded vessel #6: Decorating the top half

04-09-2017 12:54 AM by Julian | 1 comment »

Spent some time finishing the pattern on the top half. With the exception of the rim. Haven’t decided on what to do with that part. Colors: Lapis (blue), cardinal (red), & dark brown.

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Beaded vessel #5: Coloring with ink pens

04-07-2017 02:41 AM by Julian | 2 comments »

Finally finished burning all the lines so now it is time to start coloring in the design. I changed the design from what I previously posted. Here is a photo of the design I chose and my progress. For this design I am using dark brown, a deep red, and blue.

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Beaded vessel #4: Burning 99.5% complete

04-05-2017 02:53 AM by Julian | 1 comment »

I still have two rings at the center to complete and the top rim. This has taken me over a week to get to this point.

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Beaded vessel #3: Design for the colored beads

04-03-2017 01:11 AM by Julian | 0 comments »

After several attempts I finally have a design I like. Once the lines are all burned the next step will be to color the beads to match the design.

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Beaded vessel #2: Burning more lines

03-29-2017 02:22 PM by Julian | 5 comments »

I have burned about 25% of the lines which has taken me about 4 hours. Only a few more lines to burn.

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Beaded vessel #1: Started making beads and burning lines.

03-27-2017 02:25 PM by Julian | 7 comments »

I recently saw some videos on how to make a “basket weave illusion” bowl. There are some fantastic examples on the internet by wood turners such as Doug Schneiter and Harvey Meyer. I just had to give this a try.Here is one of their projects: The beads were cut with two different sized beading tools (3/16” and 1/4”). One beading tool is a Robert Sorby tool and the other is a D-Way tool. The D-Way tool cuts smoother in my opinion. When all the b...

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"Square" Turnings #1: Off-Cut Turning #1

03-22-2017 07:06 PM by onefullturn | 0 comments »

I recently posted a project involving a square turning and was asked how it is done. I often use this method to turn small boxes from off-cuts. Let’s start with this piece of spalted maple. It has nice spalting and a bit of spongy wood on one face. That part will be turned away. I start by mounting between centres and truing up the face near the tailstock. With small pieces like this, turning the corners does usually not present any problems. I start with a 1/4 inch bowl gouge to...

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New Machine

03-01-2017 01:55 PM by mikeacg | 7 comments »

Got a new toy for the shop and have been spending my spare time learning how to use it so haven’t been as active on the forum as I’d like. The new machine is called SideWinder and was designed and built by a friend of mine, Gary Campbell, over in Marquette. (He’s quite active on CNC forums). It is a CNC machine that uses a Jet lathe and has 2 functions. It can be used a a CNC lathe or as a recoil (or the combination of both). This gives me the ability to turn stuff reall...

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Woodturning Projects #5: Napkin Rings from the USS Shangri-La

02-25-2017 02:46 PM by Scott Seganti | 6 comments »

Here is a video I made making a reproduction of a napkin ring from the USS Shangri-La. This napkin ring was given to my aunt’s father who was a ‘plank owner’ aboard the USS Shangri-La (CV-38). When I first saw this napkin ring I immediately wanted to turn one. Not only do I appreciate being able to recreate a part of history… I really like the design. This is a case where form follows function. I’ve spent my share of time at sea and can appreciate the functionality of the flat section; ...

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Thin rings bowl with black veneer. #3: Rings for the lid

02-19-2017 11:36 PM by Julian | 2 comments »

It’s been at least 2 weeks since I worked on this project. These are the rings that will make up the lid.

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