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Turning a Wavy Ash Bowl in Quebec

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I visited Pat Lap (from the Le PicBois channel) in Québec last month and we got to spend some time in his shop! I turned this live edge bowl/hat out of a piece of ash that was the other half of a log from the video he did with Sterokroma. I can’t believe I got to work on the Frankenslathe!! …

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Segmented Cherry Urns

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This urn was turned from cherry and purpleheart (finished with tung oil) for my grandfather who just died at the age of 94. He just now started slowing down and just left the world peacefully which was fitting for such a empathetic, persevering, and influential man. He’s one of the hardest working people I was lucky enough to know. For …

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Turning a Cement Pen (no lathe)

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I was challenged to turn some pens without the use of the lathe — a way to challenge myself because this is a pretty specialty tool that isn’t in everyone’s shop. A drill press however is a staple in any woodshop. Turning pens made from cement, genius right? My original idea was just to pull the aggregate out of concrete …

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294 Piece Segmented Pepper Grinders

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These pepper grinders were built in collaboration with Pat Lap from the “Le Picbois” channel! The blanks are made from 12 segmented rings with 24 pieces each and capped with some mahogany pieces. The wood used is all reclaimed – poplar pallet wood and mahogany deck balusters. Pat turned these on his lathe and added the pepper grinder kit. Just …

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Epoxy Wire & Wood Bowl

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This bowl is a wedding present for my sister and brother-in-law. The base of this bowl is made from spalted beech from a fallen branch off of a 120 year old beech tree. I had a busted ethernet cable that I ripped open and embedded in a two-part epoxy (he is an electrical engineer). The top segmented rings are made …

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Reclaimed (pallet wood/mahogany) Segmented Bowl

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This is a wedding present for my cousin in-law and my cousin in-law-in-law(?). Materials for this project were all reclaimed (except of course epoxy/finish). The lighter wood is oak and poplar pallet wood and the darker wood is mahogany that came from deck balusters I rescued from the trash. Even the yellow plastic used for Mickey and Minnie Mouse was …

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Jump Rope

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Jump rope made from a reclaimed mahogany deck baluster and some paracord scrap. (fire purely for visual effect…because I can) ■ Music by Easy Elliot: http://soundcloud.com/easyelliot/retrograde-motion

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Upcycled LVL Vase & Metal Flowers

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Happy Valentine’s Day. Think before you buy, your money casts a vote. Reclaim. Upcycle. Vase made from a scrap piece of LVL structural beam, flowers made from salvaged metal from a broken printer — both of which were saved from the dumpster & the landfill.

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Halloween Bowl

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Music in the video was recorded live in Salem from Love TAP (see links below). I spent a couple of October weekends capturing the scenes in Salem where they celebrate Halloween for the whole month of October. For those unfamiliar with the history of Salem (settled in 1626) and the Salem Witch Trials (1692), read up on it here: http://salem.org/history …

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Wood Shot Glass

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I finally got a chuck for my lathe, courtesy of Pat from Le PicBois (youtube.com/lepicbois). I tested it out by turning a quick wood shot glass from some Tamboti wood that I grabbed from the discount scrap bin at the wood store. What is a Sway? (youtube.com/timsway). I will always love you, if you subscribe.

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Segmented Chevron Wedding Bowl

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I rescued this piece of oak from Brent’s firewood pile! Told him I had a better use for it. I rough turned the bowl around the beginning of the year and it developed a couple of cracks down the middle while drying. This area of the oak was removed and replaced with a cherry/zebra wood segmented chevron pattern. Finished with …