I was cleaning the shop last Sunday and ran across a Sumac birdhouse body that had a skew runback across it, and I thought, "I think I can get a birdhouse out if that yet."
That was the end of the shop cleaning. I completed the body, made a roof from cherry, and the finial and the peg are...
I've seen pictures of these boxes where the top of the box is a snap top. A lady at church wanted a snap top that I had made, but I wouldn't give it to her because they were made for some kids who had done something special. So I made her this box instead and incorporated the top into it.
My pen turning has really tapered off this year, until a couple weeks ago the only pens I had turned were a custom order of 5 bolt action pens for a fellow that I graduated with from high school.
I have a number of kits and blanks in stock, so I decided to go through and make as many of those...
I bought this on a trip to Alaska and the Yukon in 2010. I cut it up as shown in the pictures. I made one pen from it.
If you have never worked with this material before I recommend you do not purchase it. You should plan to stabilize the material to reduce its tendency to crack after...
Bought on a group buy a few years ago - never used.
Specs of tap and die:
M12.0 x 0.8P x 2.4L triple start taper-style tap, Standard Class 6H, 4 Flute
M12.0 x 0.8P x 2.4L triple start 1" OD Round adjustable die
$95 includes shipping in small FR box. Reasonable offer considered.
Everyone in our family has vacationed or will vacation at the beach in 2015, so I made one of these ornaments for each person in the family. Here are the first one and the last one, out of a total of 5. I've been trying to learn to do finials.:rolleyes:
I picked up an order from Exotic Blanks Friday. There was one of their new acrylic blanks in the bag, so I made a pen and here it is.
It's nice stuff - turned really easy. Very much like the AA blanks from Berea that most vendors sell, same smell when turning.
Nice figure in the blank. It...
I made this as a gift for a family member.
The barrel if from a PSI stablized boxelder burl blank in turquoise.
Is the "Celtic Knot" inlay too much, with the clip and the figured blank?
Your opinions are solicited. Thanks in advance and thanks for looking.
When I saw these in the catalog I immediately thought of a coworker of mine who plays blackjack and poker.
I ordered the starter kit and here are two of the three that I have completed. The yellow boxelder burl is just about the prettiest pen blank I have ever turned.
The two here are both...
Trying to build up inventory for shows this fall. Among the other shows, my daughter talked me into signing up for a quilt show sponsored by her quilting guild.
From left to right in the group picture, Genesis blank from Woodturningz, red stabilized hickory and blue stabilized maple from Big...
Dave has a meeting planned for 12:00 noon, May 4 (not May 6 like some notices may have said) at Woodcraft in New Berlin.
This is meant to be a "Turn and Learn" meeting with a number of different techniques demo'd and an opportunity for you to try them out under guidance.
Bring your questions...
Short-reed goose call in black walnut with stainless-steel band and whitetail antler stopper.
Hut's "Little Dixie" guts.
The antler appeared too thin to use the standard o-rings, so I cut an internal groove in the bore of the wood and used an off-the-shelf o-ring that I purchased at a...