Author: eajhnsn1

  • Natural Edge Bowl

    Natural Edge Bowl

    I have now had my lathe for a year. When I first starting using it, my goal was to be able to make some simple things by the end of the first year. I was able to achieve this, and even start turning some basic bowls. Last week I decided to try a more ambitious […]

  • Lidded Bowl

    Lidded Bowl

    Furthering my effort to chronicle my projects and progress with a woodworking lathe, here’s my latest creation. My first bowl with a lid. Using Kent Weakley’s great tutorials and videos at, this was a breeze. Since I really only have small stock available, the results are quite a bit smaller than I’ve seen elsewhere […]

  • Maple Candy Dish

    Maple Candy Dish

    To get some woodturning practice in this afternoon, I turned a small piece of maple (6″x6″x2″ I believe) into what I’m calling a candy dish. It isn’t a regular bowl shape. Rather, there’s a small base upon which the dish sits and the sides of the dish have more character than a simple bowl shape. […]

  • Pen and Pencil Set with a Case

    Pen and Pencil Set with a Case

    I recently completed a pen and mechanical pencil set as a gift, but before sending it off thought I would take the opportunity to try making an accompanying case to hold them. I wanted something with a smaller profile than the pencil boxes I’ve made before – something more along the lines of a hard […]

  • Next Up – Some Bowls!

    Next Up – Some Bowls!

    As mentioned in New Shop Addition, I have started learning how to use a lathe. In the past couple weeks I have started learning how to do faceplate turning, as opposed to spindle turning used in making pens. For now I’ve concentrated on bowls and small dishes. We’ll see where it progresses, but right now […]

  • New Shop Addition

    New Shop Addition

    This past Christmas, my workshop gained a new piece of equipment: a lathe! It’s a Grizzly T25290, 12×18 and boy do I like it. The day after Christmas I drove down to Rockler and Woodcraft and quickly learned how much other stuff you have to buy – turning tools, sharpener, sharpener stand, chuck, adapter, safety […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box

    A small recipe box made of jatoba and walnut.

  • Blackstone Griddle Box

    Blackstone Griddle Box

    For my birthday this year, Ana gave me a 17″ Blackstone griddle which we’re planning on giving plenty of use while camping. This model came with a hood, but I’m not comfortable just stacking things on it – which is sure to happen as we’re loading the truck up for camping. With this in mind, […]

  • Cricut Organizer

    Cricut Organizer

    A few weeks ago I was looking for a small project to work on and Ana requested a small organizer for some of her Cricut supplies. After some time in Fusion 360, I had a plan for a small organizer to hang on the wall to accommodate 10 vinyl rolls, a few file folders, and […]

  • Cutting Board

    Cutting Board

    This weekend I completed my third end grain cutting board. Unlike the first two, this one features a juice groove and finger grips on the sides. These were new techniques for me, so it was a tad stressful making cuts into an otherwise perfectly good cutting board. But I must say, now that it’s done, […]