Doc Green’s Woodturning Site
A box made of stackable sections. Beech, 5” h, 4” d, with pyrography.
President’s challenge: something useful for the home, other than a bowl. I made this candle holder that may provide a source of light in an emergency. Base is plum; midsection is plum with a cedar ring. Top is gum. 9” h, 5” d
President’s challenge: make something with a finial. So what do you do when the only thing you can turn is a bowl? Make a bowl with a finial, of course. Bowl is cherry, 7.5” d, 2.5” h. The finial, a bit overstated, is gum and cherry, 12” h. Center section of the finial is hollow.
President’s challenge: make a gavel to be used for calling the club meetings to order. This is my entry. The sounding board is made from a cedar shingle more than 40 years old, selected for the distinctive sound it makes when struck. A round ball was chosen for the head of the “gavel” because a traditional type is too heavy – might break the sounding board if the crowd is a bit unruly. Length of gavel: 11”. Didn’t win.
Yet another President’s challenge: something whimsical. I submitted this tall cup made from spalted willow, which is very light. Handle is ash. Cup is 6” h; saucer is 4.25” d.
Left, a ball 3” d turned from gum, resting on a maple stand colored with india ink. Right, an ash ball 3.25” d, an ash ball 2” d on the stand, and the gum ball shown in the photo at left.
I’ve made many kaleidoscopes. This is the first, a prototype made from very plain wood, which I colored with acrylic inks. Not everyone likes my choice of colors. For instructions on how to build a kaleidoscope, check out the Links , accessible via the home page. The following images were obtained from the kaleidoscope shown at left.
Another challenge was to make something out of plywood. I decided to make a Ball ‘n’ Bowl, a bit of a play on words. However, it developed into something astronomical, which I enhanced with airbrushed colors. The ball is hollow, 4” d. Bowl is 13” d, 4.5” h. Overall height is 11”. The pedestal for the ball is reinforced with a 1/4” dowel.