Tag Archives: Maple

Nice Bottom Madam…….

OOOh Errr missus! I haven’t really been getting much turning done lately thanks to the weather, my shoulder, and family commitments. Like many turners, I have previously used a recess in the bottom of the bowl to hold the wood … Continue reading

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So much for a day off

So today was the last day of my long weekend, so I went out to clean the shed & sharpen my tools. If only……. I put some finish on the natural edge maple bowl I started on Saturday. The finish … Continue reading

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What goes with Suzy Salt?

Percy Pepper! A gift to myself at my birthday was a salt & pepper mill grinder kit. I have yet to turn the salt mill, but I turned the pepper mill at the weekend from some maple. The coin is … Continue reading

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The “Celtic Knot” jig MKI

The problem I had with the celtic knot pens was holding the pen blank in the same position every time. To get around this, I built this rather simple jig from a bit of phenolic plywood. The jig was to … Continue reading

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Get knotted

Having seen many turnings using a “celtic knot” in the design, I decided I wanted a piece of the action. Using my trusty table saw and general purpose blade, I decided to try cutting the drifts in a maple pen … Continue reading

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of dishes and pots

I had a few small cuttings of timber kicking around the shed which were really too small for anything big, and too big for anything small. One piece of elm was only around 4″ in diameter by ¾” high. “What … Continue reading

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