First, a short apology…. It has been a couple of years since I have offered any new Hand Turned Christmas Trees for sale on my site. And what a very busy and exciting few years they have been! So busy that I have not been able to set aside time to pi
Category: Turned Wood
Here They Come! This year I have some very unique and beautiful trees to offer. It began last spring when I was driving to my shop one morning. For as long as I can remember there has been this very old and large sugar maple tree standing dead on the s
What Color is Natural Cherry, really? Lately I am getting questions on my site asking what color is natural cherry? The short answer is, it depends. Part of the confusion comes from the fact that natural cherry is less common than stained cherry, and p
If you have a hand turned bowl, or lidded box that has lost its sparkle, and it is starting to look dull, no worries, read on. The care for these items is easy, and I think enjoyable. Oil is rubbed into the wood with a soft cloth. Hand turned
I have to confess, I would make these trees even if no one wanted to buy them. But I would have a lot of trees hanging around my house, and so would all my friends. Fortunately, these trees are so charming, that they are quite popular. I usually
Here are the most recent of my turnings, There are some real gems here. I was very fortunate to come across a couple of very special logs. Click on the pics for more info….
I think turned boxes are wonderful, I love to handle them. They can be a challenge to make as there are a number of steps and the difference between success and failure is small. Gnarly Apple WoodInside the Gnarly Apple LogGetting Rounder Turning the i
Featured today is one of those special pieces that really are just perfect! Everything came together so well, I consider it a little gem. It is cut from a very hard and fine grained piece of Pear wood that really holds the detail well and has taken an
Often it is the small things that make a project special. Here I am making wooden knobs for a small drawer. They are so pretty they beg to be touched.