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Scalloped Edge Bowl

By Charles Farrar, Mr.

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Very thinly turned and hand scalloped blimishless  Birch bowl, 8"h X 10"w.

Florida Spalted Maple Rolly-Polly

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a small project that I do when I am doing a wood turning demonstration. This one is from a beautiful piece of spalted Florida maple that I got from a friend. The beautiful colors in this piece of Florida maple come from the spalting fungus that enters the wood and eats the sugars with the resulting streaks and color. The top rim was textured with a woodburner.This fungus does not deteriorate the wood. This Rolly-Polly rolls around until it finds just the right spot to stop. This wood the was headed to the landfil or someones fireplace. It is about 4" x4" by 1/16" thick.

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Turned /Scalloped Edge Bowl

By Charles Farrar, Mr.

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Turned and hand carved scalloped edge bowl, 9"h X 11"w from Golden Mahogany.  Carving involved double turned layers of bowl and carving that incorporated both edges in one final edge.

Turned Florida Cherry Cake Stand

By Artisticturning, Owner

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I had a friend ask if I could turn her a wooden cake stand and I rounded up a piece of Florida cherry with this result. It was turned in two pieces and glued together. The Florida cherry has some of the most beautiful color and grain you will find and as it ages it gets even more patina and color. All of the wood that I use is recycled wood that was headed for my local landfill or fireplace. Even my scraps are used by a friend to smoke BBQ. the size was around  11" in Diameter and 6" tall.

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Turned/ Scalloped Edge Bowl

By Charles Farrar, Mr.

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Turned, textured and hand scalloped Maple bowl, 8"h X 8"w.  Exterior surface textured to present leatherized appearence with black finish (Krylon satin paint) - Three coates of high gloss Helmsman Spar Urethane used on interior surface.

Carved Florida Cherry Vessel

By Artisticturning, Owner

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This is a vessel that follows my typical timline for my embellished pieces. I will most often turn a piece allowing the wood to push me in a direction that will allow me to make the best use of this particular piece of wood. I get the piece turned and let it sit in the shop for a while until I decide how I want to complete. This piece was turned and then a couple of months later I sprayed it with milk paint then after another month I carved through the milk paint to reveal the natural cherry it was then topcoated with clear satin spray.

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Turned/ Scalloped Edge Bowl

By Charles Farrar, Mr.

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This ant-eaten Walnut Root Burl was thinly turned and hand carved to render off-center "swept" effect.  The vessel, 11"h X 19"w was finished with four coates of Helmsman high gloss urethane finish.

Event Horizon

By Michael

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This piece was turned on 6 axes to create the initial form.  It was subsequently carved with the inward spirals.  The form was inspired by the physical forces described by astrophysicists that occur at the edge of a black hole.

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New Direction

By Ric Taylor in Houston, TX.

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“New Direction” is a piece of Mesquite wood that came from a dead tree on the King Ranch in southern Texas.  The surface was dirty, rotted and perforated with worm and insect tunnels.  When the bad surface wood was cut away, beautiful wood was exposed.  In effect, the wood was reborn.  The Mesquite was turned into a hollow form, and then it was cut apart with a top and bottom and several rings.  The rings were carved and shaped, and then bleached.  The pieces were put back together and the top and bottom were hand rubbed with an oil finish.  The finished piece stands 15" x 6".  The reborn w

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Network

By Michael

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Network started life on the lathe as a turned sugar maple sphere.  The carving was then laid out on the surface of the sphere and the sphere was then hollowed on 20 axes.  Final form was accomplished   using rotary carving.

Finish, as always starts with a well sanded surface.  Here the form was sanded to 600 grit before applying any finish.  The finish used was a modified linseed oil finish.  2 layers were applied and allowed to cure.  Final finish was accomplished by buffing the surface with the Beal system and then applying Micro-crystalline wax.

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Burly Face

By Chris in TN.

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This is a Maple Burl vessel with carved feet. People that have seen this piece have said they see a face on the one side of the vessel. 

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Weed Vase

By Bill Ooms at Studio of Bill Ooms in Prescott, AZ.

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This hollow vase is perfect for those “flowers” my grand-daughter brings me. The wood is hard maple that has been hollowed from the bottom and then plugged with a matching piece of wood. The small hole in the top is drilled to connect with the hollow interior. The wood is sealed with 2 coats of de-waxed shellac. Java Gel Stain is dabbed onto the surface at an angle with a piece of ribbed T-shirt to give a subtle spiraling effect in the surface stain. The pattern is cut into the wood using an ornamental lathe (which I built myself).

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Butterfly Pot

By Bill Ooms at Studio of Bill Ooms in Prescott, AZ.

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The wood is hard maple that is turned and hollowed. The exterior is sealed with 2 coats of de-waxed shellac. Java Gel Stain is dabbed onto the surface with a piece of cotton cloth. The pattern is cut into the wood using an ornamental lathe (which I built myself). The biggest challenge was making a custom chuck to hold the vase at various angles when cutting the butterfly patterns at the various locations on the surface. The final finish is sprayed on (Deft Semi-Gloss Clear Wood Finish). Size is 2.25” tall x 3” diameter.

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Wheel Of Delicacy

By Michael Alguire, Machinist/woodturner in Datil, NM.

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"Wheel Of Delicacy"

The Delicacy series is something I've been working on for quite some time after several attempts and a few fails i have one complete , I'm extremely happy this worked out and I'm on to my next one. This Technique is somewhat simple but time consuming.

Turned, wood burned, and pierced. Wood : Box elder size : 7.750" diameter 2.750" wide and 4.500" I.D. Faber castel , and acrylic Ink Stand is Gaboon Ebony

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Alligator Steps

By Michael Alguire, Machinist/woodturner in Datil, NM.

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This is my newest addition in a series I'm calling Steps ,I'm loving the added flare these steps give the finished piece and is something i really enjoy doing and this being my fourth try at the steps Figured it was time to name my first series . This is Alligator juniper i harvested my self , and genuine Turquoise i crushed as well. The sanding on this piece Is not Very fun especially with this much ca , and protection for your eyes And breathing is a definite must. It is finished with waterlox and buffed with The Beal system. It's 7.5" in diameter And 5.5" tall

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Cherry pierced Hollow twist

By Darren Wheeler, Mr at Darren Wheeler Woodturner/sculptor

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After Turning carving and piercing is complete from the solid the piece is sanded by hand then oiled with two coats of OSMO hard wax oil allowing drying time between coats 

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Radiolarian VII

By Michael

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A piece inspired by electron scanning photomicrographs of Radiolaria skeletons.  A form of unicellular life having a skeleton composed of glass the remnants of which were discovered millions of years after the life form died by scientists.  These forms of life are still to be found in the plankton of our oceans.

Turned, carved and textured from ancient Swamp Totara wood from New Zealand.  This wood is from a log dug up while excavating for a foundation to a large building and is probably of a similar age to some of the ancient Kauri wood that is found in the bogs of New Zealand.

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GinkgAu

By Bob Rotche

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GinkgAu measures 8" in diameter and 2" thick. The surface is carved with ginkgo leaves which intentionally all flow out of the field of view. The surface is painted with acrylics using the dry brush technique and the "bowl" is covered in gold leaf. The name references the ginkgo leaf and Au which is the chemical symbol for gold.

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Rolling Mulberry

By Chris in TN.

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This is a Mulberry bowl with a hand carved rim, had a lot of fun finishing this bowl. It is finished with sanding sealer and GF salad bowl finish. 

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Turned /Scalloped Edge Bowl

By Charles Farrar, Mr.

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Thinly turned spalted Maple bowl  - hand scalloped (carved) and finished with several coates of Watco Lacquer satin finish.

Scalloped Edge Bowl

By Charles Farrar, Mr.

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Thinly turned and hand scalloped Golden Mahogany Bowl, 6"h X 9"w.  Used dense Golden Mahogany from the US Virgin Islands which displays amazing chatoyance.