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My name is Brian Longshore or (BigB) and I am 42 years old and a Verteran (US Navy, Electronics Technician USS CHOSIN CG-65 Pearl Harbor Hawaii 97-03). I found and started this passion that is woodturning by accident four years ago while looking thru youtube videos. Ever since then my families lives have been changed in such a positive way by the wonderful experiences and the very many good and talented people in this hobby. My son enjoys turning pens and my daughter turns the occasional small bowl but she mainly loves to wood burn (Pyrography). In a world where so many of the younger generation no longer use their hands or even have access to a wood working hobby I consider myself very fortunate that my kids are interested in creating things by hand. I also absolutely love to teach woodturning to anyone young or old who is interested in trying something new. Occasionally, when we have friends or family over I will put them on the lathe and open their eyes to the world of woodturning and they usually all love it and want to return for more. This is a small album of some of my recent turnings. I hope you like them.
Chess set made for my grandson for Christmas. Board is paduak and birdseye maple. Men are from walnut and cherry/maple. Box is Mahogany. Plans for this set came from Larry Jenkins on the old Wood site. Finished with lacquer.
Nice find, John! Something like that, I'd sit on for a while, thinking up something original. Then do the usual: Resaw into ¾" square stock, glue together into larger panels.
I was gifted a beam end 5.5" x 9.5" x 23.5" during yard clean-up. Sliced half an inch off the end, sawdust was redder'n' Mars. Since turned a lighter brown but still tinged w/red. Pert' sure it's DF as well. Maybe today I'll pry the metal out of it and stow this treasure in my fireproof sub-sub-basement.
It will remain whole for a good while but is destined to be resawn perpendicular to the grain. I'll get two-three good rift sawn posts, for further resawing.
Absolutely beautiful Woodman! Hey, I just got some a stack of old growth doug fir in loaded into my garage, a bunch of old 2x4's, the grain looks just like yours in this image.
They were torn out of our field office, they were used for shelving that was installed in the 60's, can't wait to get a project going with them.
Terri, that thing in the middle of the flower, is just something I saw on some flowers and thought it must attract more bee's and things and see it attracted you to ask questions. And I think that is why I like to post my picture's here on Patriot Woodworker. When guys ask questions about something they are wanting to learn that is strange to them , they ask questions which makes me feel what I do to wood someone else wants to know also.
Too bad I didn't learn how to do stained glass when mom did, for I think I would be adding some wood flowers to some to the glass for I doubt anyone has ever done that.