Here’s a quick look at a medium maple bowl, freshly roughed out on the new lathe. I roughed it out green – it had some moisture in it, but it was not very wet. The bark peeled off fairly easy … some of it flew off during turning. The result is a very pretty natural edge bowl.
I’ve been working on many woodturned pieces in Weeping Cherry, mostly bowls, but some candle holders for 3″ pillar candles. This wood finishes very nicely. Once sanded, I applied three coats of boiled linseed oil. The candle holders above are made to hold 3″ pillar candles. Finished in linseed oil.
I just purchased a new lathe. WOOHOOOO! I already had a few lathes in the wood shop… so you might wonder WHY in the world I would retire my Jet 1442 Lathe. The Jet 1442 Lathe still comes in handy, but the new lathe, having arrived a few weeks ago, will allow me to work with larger cuts of wood. This means I can turn larger projects! My trusty Jet 1442 Lathe, pictured to the left, will get some rest … Read More
Hi! I’m Douglas Heck! I am a self-taught woodturner, local to Taneytown, Maryland. I warmly welcome you to my new website. Here you can learn about me and how I got into woodturning, keep up with my projects in the wood shop, and shop for products that are expertly handcrafted with locally-sourced wood. Looking for something custom, or craving a project made from a special cut of wood? I take custom woodturning orders! Thank you for joining me on this … Read More
Here’s a little experiment with a piece of maple this evening. The lighting isn’t great, but I wanted to get a couple quick photos.
A simple cylinder shape just turned to go on the lathe, destined to be a big wood turned bowl. The pencils give you an idea of the size.
SHOP TIME!!!! I knocked out a good number of pieces yesterday, including these pictured. Rough-turned bowls in-progress… they will have to dry for about 3 months before I finish them.
I took a break this afternoon to do a little wood-turning. So, yes, I’m posting a few more photos of wood – what can I say, I’ve been busy and having fun! The first image was taken inside – the other 4 were taken outside. These pieces are green (wet) and have no oil or other finish on them yet.
Got a little turning in this evening. You can see part of my second load of red oak behind the new bowl blank. Good thing I like turning!
I’ve cut out about 50 bowl blanks so far. There are likely more than 50 left … then I have to return to Herdon with the empty trailer to cut up and haul back another 7′ section, 3.5 feet in diameter, plus a few other smaller pieces. No time for boredom.