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
The weirdest things can happen to cans left too long on the shelf. Some might even grow wooden tentacles, which is, bar the real thing, the best kind to have – or to make! As promised, this is the second iteration of the Monster-in-a-Can-Theme. Who knows, maybe more will come.… Continue Reading Wooden Tentacles – The second Monster-in-a-Can!
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
In this video, I use a technique that is for all I can tell ancient to make a peanut bowl – in the shape of a peanut! There are certainly other ways to do that, but few are as simple or as versatile than what I show you. Also, let’s… Continue Reading Peanut-bowl from Cloth
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
I know it looks like I made another magic wand, but with good reason. I use it to showcase a very simple technique that you can use to animate things, i.e. make them move. And even better, you do not need microcontrollers, servos or electricity for it – springs and string are all that is required. You can combine that with more high-tech ideas, but it is a good starting point for Halloween costumes and decoration.
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If you ever read the Tintin story “Destination Moon”, chances are that the iconic rocket design with its slender curves and the bright colors stuck in your mind just like it did for me. When it was time to make a LED-based project for a challenge (hosted by HolzwurmTom), I… Continue Reading Tintin Rocket Lamp – Fly me to the Moon!