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Bowl From 2009



Bowl From 2009, originally uploaded by rgdaniel.

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In November 2009 I took some private instruction on the lathe from local wood turner Larry Cluchey. I started a bowl from green wood that day, then sealed it up and put it away for "a few months" to wait for it to dry. Today I dug it out and finished it. I don’t recall what type of wood this is, but it would have been something from his property, nothing exotic.

Lacewood and Maple Bowl

Lacewood and Maple Bowl
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I just made this sturdy little bowl from a sandwich of Lacewood and Maple, from the same stock as the two recent grinders. It’s about three inches tall, and just under 5 inches across at the equator.

Three-Drawer Jewelry Box

This is a 3-drawer box I just made, mostly walnut with figured maple drawer fronts.

3-Drawer Walnut Box

It’s about 8 inches tall, 6 inches wide, 5 inches deep. (My hand is shown for scale.)

3-Drawer Walnut Box

The design is from The Box Builder’s Handbook by A.J.Hamler, which I more or less stuck to in this case. I was happy I could incorporate the sapwood of the walnut (the lighter parts) in a pleasing way.

3-Drawer Walnut Box

I will probably add flocking to the drawer bottoms, but otherwise it’s done. So what’s next?

Long Pine Office Table

Here’s a look at the long pine table made of Eastern White Pine that I made for Lynda’s office. She was going to buy some cheap IKEA crap, but as I joked at the time, I felt I had the both the tools and the know-how to make our own cheap IKEA crap. Only not as cheap. And it doesn’t come apart for shipping in flat boxes. It’s had 3 coats of Wipe-on Poly (5 on the top) and some paste wax to shine it up a bit. It’s not perfect, but it turned out pretty well I think!

Pine Table - Finished!
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Two Tiny Treens and a Tooney

This is a pair of small woodturnings, called treens by some (particularly by Beall Tool Co., the maker of the Treen Mandrel System which I used to turn these.)

Two Tiny Treens

A Canadian two-dollar coin, a tooney, is included for scale. And in fact they’d be good for collecting your toonies and other loose change.

Two Tiny Treens and a Tooney

Rolling Pins



Rolling Pins, originally uploaded by rgdaniel.

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This is a pair of small rolling pins made from hard maple with prominent zebrawood accents. I made these as a custom order — the dimensions are as per the customer’s specs, about 10 inches long by about 2 inches diameter for the larger one, a bit less for the smaller one. The tapered one is a so-called "French rolling pin". Both are intended to be used one-handed.

Big Stripey Board – Now with Zebrawood!


My latest Big Stripey Board, now featuring Zebrawood. I love what the zebrawood adds, I’ll be doing that again for sure. Species from the outside edges are Purpleheart, Quilted Maple, Walnut, Zebrawood, then Purpleheart again, then Maple in the middle.

The board measures 10″ x 15″ by 1.25″. Usual features include finger grip recesses for easy lifting, and little rubber feet to keep the wood up off the wet counter. Finished with plain old mineral oil for ultimate food safety.