woodshop

December 22, 2013

Ornament

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 1:07 am

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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 14, 2013

Filed under: wood shop — howarth frank @ 10:27 pm

I visited my friend Jonah to learn about his CNC machine, I would like to build one.

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Segmented Bowl

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 4:43 pm

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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

maple bowl

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 9:06 pm

the new bowl is ready to be turned.

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December 10, 2013

maple bowl

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 11:32 pm

working on a maple bowl with walnut section

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December 8, 2013

stacking toy

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 12:05 am

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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.

December 6, 2013

stacking toy

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 3:31 pm

I am making a box with box joints for the stacking toy.

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December 4, 2013

stacking toy

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 3:27 pm

I am working on a stacking toy for my nephew Leo.

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