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Nov

30

Bubinga Seed Pot

By Jim

This one of my best pieces yet.  I made this seed pot as a gift for my sister.  The main body is from a gorgious piece of bubinga.  The base and rim are gaboon ebony.  The feature ring is chakte viga (a.k.a. paela), shedua and maple.

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Nov

30

Turned & Carved Box from India

By Jim

Again, I wish I made it, but I didn’t.  This turned and carved box features a threaded lid and intricate carving detail.  I’m not sure what kind of wood this is either.

Nov

30

Turned & Carved Bowl from India

By Jim

I wish I made this bowl, but I didn’t.  I went to India for work and picked up this bowl for next to nothing.  I’m not sure what kind of wood it is.  It looks similar to walnut.  The carving detail is great!

Nov

30

Bloodwood Yoyo

By Jim

I had a couple of scraps of bloodwood and a yoyo kit, so I figured “what the heck?”

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Nov

30

Aluminum Cannon

By Jim

I found this aluminum cannon I made in a machine shop class at RPI while I was taking pictures of my wood projects.  Machine shop classes often make cannons because they involve the use of many machines & techniques.  The pieces are rough cut on a band saw.  The barrel and wheels are turned on a lathe.  The wheels and pin are knurled on the lathe.  The base is shaped on an end mill, drilled on a drill press, and tapped to accept the machine bolts that hold on the wheels.  The cannon is attached by press-fitting the knurled end of the pin into the base.

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Nov

30

Maple Burl Bowl

By Jim

My first burl turning.  This bowl was once mistaken for pottery!

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Nov

30

Madrone & Purpleheart Vase

By Jim

An early attempt at segmented turning, this vase features solid madrone base & top with a four piece segmented purpleheart ring, separated with maple veneer.

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Nov

30

Koa Dish

By Jim

This dish made of Hawaiian Koa features a base that lifts it about 1/4″, giving it lightness.

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Nov

29

Curly Maple Bowl

By Jim

I turned this bowl very thin out of a solid block of curly maple. It features a cocobolo disk in the bottom and two burned in rings on the rim. Some companies sell specialty tools to burn rings in turnings like this, but if you read the description, they’re just pieces of wire with wooden handles. Visit my shop made tools page to see mine.

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Nov

29

Paela Bowl

By Jim

When making this bowl as one of my first attempts at turning, I learned not to hollow out the bottom too far. I goofed and turned right through the paela block, but I fixed it by adding a cocobolo disk in the center. A slip-up became a feature.

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