Dale's Woodturning Dale's Woodturning

Welcome to my Woodturning Pages

I've enjoyed wood working including wood turning for many years.  When I retired at the end of 2009, I started turning wood bowls, pepper mills, pens and other hand crafted items as gifts for friends and family.  In early 2011 I decided to offer my hand crafted items for sale to the public.  I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed making them.

My hand turned wood bowls, pepper mills, platters, pens and other hand crafted items make unique gifts for special occasions such as Christmas, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, etc.
  Red Oak Burl Bowl This example of my work is a beautiful decorative piece made from a large red oak burl and was immediately confiscated by my wife. The bowl now sets on the coffee table, sometimes empty and sometimes filled with seasonal decorations.

I rough turned the green wood into the general shape of the bowl, then put the rough turned bowl on the shelf to dry.  As the bowl dried several large cracks and many smaller cracks appeared in the darker burl wood.  I was about to pitch the bowl into the fire wood bin when I decided to try save it by filling the cracks.  If I tried to match the wood color, it would look like a bowl with cracks filled with wood putty, so I decided to fill the cracks with a Turquoise Inlay material to accent the cracks, not hide the cracks. I think it turned out beautifully.

Thank you for browsing through my hand crafted turned wood products.  This site will be constantly changing as new items are added so please check back often.

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