March 11, 2014

plum bowl

Filed under: projects,wood — howarth frank @ 1:26 pm

working on another plum bowl with a natural edge.  also hoping to make some improvements to the lathe work area.


September 18, 2013

Studio Jelly: tables

Filed under: projects,wood — howarth frank @ 10:17 pm

I have the wood for the table tops.  it is reclaimed bleacher seats from griswold stadium at Lewis & Clark collage.


August 31, 2013

Maple bowl blanks

Filed under: film,projects,wood — howarth frank @ 11:14 am

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This is a video of the simple process of going from a log to a wood turned bowl rough.  I saved some maple logs from the landfill and was excited about doing some green wood turning.  I cut the logs in half with my chainsaw (Husqvarna 2100c).  Then I cut them into a cylinder on the band saw.  Next, I rounded and squared up the blank on the lathe.  I used my scroll chuck as a tenon inside a mortise to hold the piece on the lathe.  I hollowed out the bowl and painted it with endsealer wax emulsion paint. Now they will dry for a year or so, and then I can finish them.

July 31, 2013

maple and plum wood

Filed under: wood — howarth frank @ 4:06 pm

I scored some nice pieces of maple and plum wood today. They are just about as big as I can get in and out of the truck. back to some green turning.


November 30, 2012

maple slabs

Filed under: film,wood — howarth frank @ 8:23 pm

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My friend Roni found me a big piece of maple wood. when I went to go get it, it was bigger than I had thought. I guessed about 500 pounds.  I did manage to get it into my truck by walking it up two wood ramps.  It was only about 10 inches thick. it made the most sense to cut it into slabs for use as table tops at some future date. I was able to cut it into two slabs with my McCulloch super pro 125 chainsaw and Alaska mill.  With it cut, it was clear that one-half of it is probably too rotten to use.  The bean shaped other half looks to be usable.  I think it will make two nice coffee tables with wood turned legs.

November 14, 2012


Filed under: projects,wood — howarth frank @ 11:31 pm

i cut up with the chainsaw the big chunk of maple i got on the 10th of November. i got 2 slabs out of it.  about half of it is rotten. i hope to be able to make 2 bean shaped coffee tables out of them.


October 15, 2012

more maple

Filed under: wood — howarth frank @ 3:37 pm

special thanks to my friend Roni for getting me more huge maple chunks from her neighbor’s yard.


August 24, 2012

cherry tree

Filed under: wood — howarth frank @ 9:19 pm

with the help of my friend Brian we milled two cherry logs today, we got 6 pieces of very nice cherry wood and various woodturning blanks.


October 22, 2011


Filed under: wood — howarth frank @ 9:32 pm

we cut up the last of the sequoia on Friday.  the saw can handle up to about 36 inches after that it gets really slow, we were cutting 40 to 42 inches on this last section of the tree.   i over loaded the truck with what i brought home witch is now drying under the back porch.


October 8, 2011


Filed under: wood — howarth frank @ 9:03 am

we did some more milling

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