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Butternut handle bottle opener



Bolt Action Pens

Bolt Action Pens

Here are some bolt action bullet pens I recently finished out of cherry wood. These feel great and are fun to write with.

Cherry bowl

Cherry bowl

Here is a better picture of the cherry bowl I recently finished with the natural warp to it.

Warped bowls

Warped bowls

After a year long “sabbatical” I got back into turning wood bowls. But, I wanted to try a different technique. These bowls have been turned green which cuts very easily. I turned them with thin walls and allow them to dry in a paper bag for a few weeks knowing that they will warp. This natural shape is appealing to some. Once dry, I sanded them a second time and applied a food grade mineral oil to them. The two on the left are silver maple and the one on the right is cherry.

Ever wonder why log furniture costs so much?

I always thought log furniture seemed expensive. So, I set off to build some for the cabin. Now I know why it costs as much as it does. You don’t just go buy some two by material from Home Depot. I had to harvest the logs, get them home and peel them. Here is one pile of bark shavings. I don’t know how many hours I have into this so far and I don’t really want to know. Mind you, I’ve done all of this work just to get these to the drying stage…. I haven’t even built any furniture yet!

More bark shavings…

Here are about half the logs drying…

Here are the rest of the logs peeled. I don’t know how long they will need to dry, but I am guessing about a year. I doubt I will be patient enough to wait that long.

Log Table


The log table has now been stained, has many coats of polyurethane and is at it's new home, the cabin.


New Table Done