Sunday, December 17, 2006

Spalted Elm Bowls

These bowls were turned from some elm wood that had been sitting around for quite a while. One piece had a lot of worm holes in it. Each is about 10" in diameter and 4 1/2" in height.

More Cherry Bowls

Here are two cherry bowls that I turned from a limb from a tree a neighbor took down in his back yard. Each is about 10" in diameter and 3" in height. These bowls were turned green, and one reflects the natural distortions which sometimes occur as the wood then dries.


Here are two somewhat different goblets that I turned this Fall. The larger, dark colored one (walnut and cherry), is a chalice I turned for the 10th anniversary celebration of a friend's ordination as a Lutheran minister. The photo was taken in her home. The other goblet was turned from a piece of a maple branch that had another branch growing out of it.

Castle Spinning Wheel

It's been a while since I've posted any new photos, and while I've turned a variety of items since my last post, I thought I'd start off here with my most recent project, a small castle-style spinning wheel (including three bobbins and a Lazy Kate). Construction of this spinning wheel involved both wood turning and woodworking techniques. Basically, everything in the photos that is round saw some time on the lathe - including the drive wheel, which was on the lathe for three separate steps. Remarkably, the spinning wheel actually spins fiber quite well. The wheel is made principally from cherry, hard maple, and red birch.