Here are a few projects. In no way do I profess to be a turner. This is strictly for entertainment.
Just to wet your appetite, here are my first ever turnings. If you haven't already guessed, they are bells. My daughter said they look like Hershey's Kisses. I didn't realize till then that I had no idea how a bell really looks like.
Mahogany bowl (my very first bowl)
Crabapple bowl - For a neighbor
Gum - Did this a while back, just now decided to take a pic. My wife hates it so this guy will probably disappear shortly. Form reminds me of a cauldron.
Natural Edge - My first natural edge bowl.
Closed Form - This was my first closed form bowl. Made at the Dave Marks class.
Eggs - I had to try.
Couple of shots of a cherry bowl. The purpose of this bowl was to get the sides thinner and more even than I have been. The bowl was from a roughed out piece I had made several years ago, before I really got into turning. I actually found the bag it was in when I sold my Grizzley lathe while cleaning for the next lathe.
My first exotic wood attempt. The purpose to this turning was to practice hollow form turning and thinning down wall thickness. The bowl is out of bloodwood and the lid from birdseye maple. Bowl and lid measure 4 1/2" wide by 2 1/2" tall.
My daughter had a birthday party and I thought it would be nice to make something to put in the goodie bag. Since so many kids are into Harry Potter I thought this would be a good opportunity to try my hand at wands. Woods used were jotoba, maple, cherry, mahogany, purpleheart, zebrawood and some other unidentified wood from my wood stock.
Had to try my hand at some bottle stoppers. Not too much trouble to make. I think the hardest part is coming up with the shapes.
Small maple burl I made for a friend. Size is about 2" x 2".