I give you an inside-out turning. Something that incorporates blue amber for no reason other than that it is interesting. This is this year’s Christmas ornament. This also has a Wand in it. And that cult. That mildly inconvenient cult. And if that wasn’t enough, I really think you should… Continue Reading Blue Amber Ornament Inside-Out Turning
You probably know that I like working with OSB because it looks rather interesting and is not that bad to turn on the lathe either. So I felt inspired to create gas giants from it because as was pointed out to me, turned OSB painted the right way looks the… Continue Reading OSB Solar System – Turned Gas Giants
Sometimes you have an idea stuck in your head. One of those was turning things from OSB, and after some moderate success with tea light holders (available in my Etsy shop, see below), I just had to make a wand. And while “wand from OSB” sounds like an interesting idea,… Continue Reading Wand from OSB, Steady Rest and Dowel Maker
The Pythagorean Goblet, big brother to the more infamous Pythagorean Cup (but really the same thing) is an item that both demonstrated the siphon effect as well as the user’s propensity for practical jokes. Though frankly, I doubt it would actually be effective as one because the concept is pretty… Continue Reading Pythagorean Goblet – Woodturning a Practical Joke
I made this coin flask for a friend – and in a hurry. I hope it does not show on the finished product, but there are a couple of things that I would have done differently if I had thought I had more time. Thing is, without that deadline I… Continue Reading Coin Flask – piggy bank on the lathe
If you have not seen the Chaos Vase that Kyle Toth made (as his 98th vase, no less), you should probably wait with it until after you watched my video making very roughly the same thing. Just with less awesome to it. My wife subtly expressed her liking for this piece, so… Continue Reading Chaos Vase inspired by Kyle
Christmas is a great time for making things. So what better reason to introduce my oldest daughter to the lathe in this newest Adventure in the Workshop? She makes a Christmas Tree Tealight Holder from walnut. Her patience for sanding is not the best, but as she says, this way you know you made it yourself.Continue Reading Turned Christmas Tree Tealight Holder
Want to turn something useful and stackable, following an easy pattern? Then the wooden shot glasses are just the thing for you (and you can ignore the dragon part, too). Beverage containers on the lathe are not that new, but these are also easy to store because they stack! And in addition to that, they can be customized in different ways and this technique will still work!
Watch the video, and read more about the planning of this and possible finishes!
A witch infesting your garden is as good a reason as any to bust out some old table legs and make a couple of wands. Each table leg wand comes with their own special finish according to the elements they are dedicated to. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired! And… Continue Reading Table Leg Wand Turning – The Witch, the Wands and the Apple
There is something magic about magic, and there is something weirdly relaxing about the Seventies, at least for those of us who have not actually lived through them. Let me know what you think about this seventies wand, and what the wizard (or witch) that used it would have looked… Continue Reading Seventies Wand – far out casting in Style!