This ornament is an inside out turning made from six segments. In making this wood turning, the inside is turned first, then the six pieces are rotated 180 degrees. Then the outside is turned. The ornament is made from maple and walnut.
December 22, 2013
December 14, 2013
A year ago I liberated some maple wood from a firewood stash. I turned it into several bowl roughs. Now I am finishing the first of those bowls. This bowl rough had cracked. I cut the section of the bowl with the crack out on the band saw. Then I made a new segmented section to fill in that section. The new section is made of walnut and maple from the same tree. The grain of the new piece is oriented the same way as the original bowl. The pattern in the segments of the new piece make a chevron pattern by flipping every other segment.
December 11, 2013
December 10, 2013
December 8, 2013
I had the idea for this nesting toy last summer when I was recording the sound of the big band saw by cutting scraps of wood. In thinking through the shapes for this toy, I realized one problem was going to be thin pieces of wood running perpendicular to the grain making the piece very fragile. I solved this by sandwiching three pieces of wood together: a piece of purple heart between two pieces of walnut with an alternating grain pattern like plywood. I made a finger jointed wood box to hold the three sections of the toy.