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Nov

30

Yellowheart & Bloodwood Vases

By Jim

I made these vases to be part of a set.  They both feature a simple design with a raise ring around the rim.  I intended to make a third piece of purpleheart slightly taller and narrower than the bloodwood piece and slightly shorter and wider than the yellowheart piece.  I think it will tie the set together.

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Nov

30

Wood Balls

By Jim

This is perhaps my most impractical yet most interesting project.  People who visit my house and see them can’t help but pick them up and ask what kind of wood each one is.  To answer that question, look at the picture with the balls in a row.  From left to right the woods are maple, red oak, cherry, chakte viga, mahogany, ipe, wenge, black palm, bubinga, chakte kok, bloodwood and purpleheart.  It’s tough to make out some of the darker colors, but it’s a good sampling.  I intended these to be my samples for folks to pick out woods for projects instead of the traditional 1/2″x3″x6″ block.  I’ll have to make more someday to reflect all the species with which I work.

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Nov

30

Western Red Cedar Bowl

By Jim

Even know this bowl is very small, it catches the eye with the vibrant red and yellow colors.  Unfortunately, the rim is very thin and got a small chip in it.

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Nov

30

Small Walnut Bowl

By Jim

I like this bowl.  It’s small and simple with only two burned in rings adorning it.  You can see a little sapwood around the rim, but I think it adds character.

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Nov

30

Poplar & Walnut Vase

By Jim

My first attempt at segmented turning using staves (vertical segments as opposed to rings).

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Nov

30

Walnut & Maple Segmented Vase

By Jim

I made this for my wife for our fifth wedding anniversary as the traditional gift is wood.  It’s made from 126 pieces of walnut and maple, plus one ebony plug in the base.

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Nov

30

Paduak, Purpleheart & Red Oak Pens

By Jim

Some early pens I made as gifts.  I’ve made many pens and given most of them away since then.  A different pen is the only thing I’ve sold to date.

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Nov

30

Madrone Candlesticks

By Jim

I bought a couple of pieces of madrone on eBay before really knowing what madrone looked like and what I was going to do with them.  They turned out to be beautiful samples.  I turned them into candlesticks with a simple shape as a friend had gotten me into Danish Modern design at the time.

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Nov

30

Goblet

By Jim

This was my first attempt as a goblet.  I’m not sure what wood it is as I inherited the piece.  I gave it to my mother-in-law who admired it and called it the “Jesus Cup” in reference to Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail.

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Nov

30

Cherry Dish

By Jim

A dish made of solid cherry.  I purposely turned this with fairly thick walls.  I has three turned rings in the center and another three on the top of the rim.  If you move it around in the light, you can see that this piece of cherry has a bit of curl.

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