Turning my first box on my lathe. 

Tonight I decided to make a lidded box. I had a piece of cherry wood from my church that had pretty coloring and grain pattern. It’s about the size of a coke can. This was the first time I have made one. It took me about two hours in total. 

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Yucatán rosewood you say. 

Finally feeling better after a crummy head cold. 😷 I didn’t really have a ton of energy to do an adventure day but I had to jump on my lathe and make something. 

I had a chunk or Yucatán rosewood I ordered from amazon. I figured since it wasn’t too big I could make a small bowl from it.  It ended up about a 4 1/2″ bowl. The grain is very beautiful and took a mineral oil finish beautifully. 

What do you guys think?

I’m covered in man glitter ✨ 

Tonight was such a fun night. I had a great dinner with my family then went into my workshop with the idea of finally doing something with a chunk of burl wood brought back from Maine. The burl was pretty small, but had some wild patterns. Because it was small I had time to make another bowl. It’s a rewarding feeling being covered in wood shavings or as I call them man glitter.  ✨

I hope everyone had an awesomely amazing day! 

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Turning a cherry wood bowl

Wow, I have started this post about 4 times. My goal was to say something clever and show my art project for tonight. I think I ran out of clever. Laziness is kicking in pretty hard. Ummmm soft bed is calling…. ok my next post will be clever. So here’s what I did tonight.  

Goodnight and stay Random 👾

What can you find in a scrap of wood?


One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

I love the idea of taking an item that’s to be tossed away and turning it to something useful or pretty. With wood turning and wood carving one log can contain so many hidden gems.

I have recently started wood working as a side hobby. I’m self taught, so I think my progress will be slower then someone in a wood turning class, but I don’t really mind. While I’m learning I’m getting so many benefits. Seeing the wood shavings come off in a ribbon is so peaceful. I love the smell of the wet green wood. Seeing the wood reduce to the shape you see in your mind is enough to make me keep going.

Eventually I’ll get better 😬

Stay Random!