Cherry Box

Finally found a use for the small leftovers from Project Cherry. I gifted a commemorative CD set to a friend and wanted to make a box for them.

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Oak Bowl

This blank was a lot bigger than I started, but a few incidents meant I had to turn it a few times to get the resultant project which is more of a snack dish than a bowl. I don’t particularly enjoy turning oak as I haven’t yet found a way to successfully turn it without……

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Tulip bowl version 2

The very first bowl I turned was in Tulipwood. When I started out I was hesitant to try a thin rim at risk of ruining the project.

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African Walnut Bowl

African Walnut (Lovoa trichilioides) grows in West Tropical Africa from a relatively small tree, standing on average 30-46 m tall with a trunk diameter of 0.6-1.

Lime Wood Bowl

The Lime (Latin Tilia) tree, also known as Linden and (most commonly in the United States) Basswood, can reach a height of 40 metres and has a typical trunk diameter between one and two metres. The Lime wood species is unrelated to the citrus fruit.

Idigbo Bowl

This bowl was turned from an Idigbo blank. I’d never heard of Idigbo (Terminalia ivorensis) which hails from west Africa and is commonly used in joinery due to its durability and stability, and limited moisture movement.

My First Turned Bowl (Tulipwood)

Described as “the greenish yellowish wood yielded from the Tulip tree found on the eastern side of North America and also in some parts of China”. (Reference Wikipedia).

Roasted Poplar guitars

I had a request to build a guitar for gigging that wouldn’t be as maintenance-free as possible. While guitars are reliable instruments, they do need a certain amount of upkeep and this is especially so on the road.

Ayous Strat

A budget-friendly Strat build with a solid African Ayous body and Eco Rosewood fretboard.

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