Segmented Jack o’Lantern bowl of Padauk and Wenge. 13 rings, 32 segments per ring. 417 pieces total including a floating bottom disc. Finish is Hampshire Sheen High Gloss Wax. 14 inches diameter and 7 inches tall!!
October 2020 archive
My efforts this month Willow Pumpkin finished in satin gloss and Ash Wand with a red hot core for increased power
Here’s my final submission, it’s a wand I made for my daughter. Bloodwood which she asked that I paint as I painted her brothers, which caused me major pains.
Here’s a wand I made for my kids teacher. 3 pumpkins for each of my kids in her class. It’s purple heart colored with iridescent paints and some burnt orange.
Here are a couple of wands I made for my boys. They are both maple which has been colored with intrinsic colors, and highlighted with some iridescent paints and embellishing waxes
I thought id turn both challenges this month. The pumpkin began life as a very nice piece of ash, before i turned and hollowed it. I coloured the pumpkin with intrinsic burnt orange and honey, before scorching, some careful sanding in places, and some more colour. very effective i think. think finial was coloured with …
Here are wands I made for my niece and nephew, One is bloodwood, and the other I can’t remember. The kids are only 4 so they need to be a little more sturdy.
The wand is made from oak and the handle is cherry. Finished with Hampshire sheen danish oil.
Wand – finished in black and red spirit stain with gold gilt cream to achieve a deep, deep purple. Each bead has special meaning!
First pumpkin carved and turned. Sanded to 400 grit and finished with Hampshire sheen Danish oil.
Two challenges in one. Pumpkin hand carved and coloured with Intrinsic honey and white. Wand was skew practise, would have liked to go thinner, but the wood – whatever it was – wouldn’t let me! Painted using Jo Sonja paints. Cauldron an off cut of beech, again used Jo Sonja paints, hand carved skull, embellished …
Magic Pumpkin Wand! Made from an offcut of hardwood floorboard, 16 inches long with four mini carved pumpkins too. ??
This was supposed to be a prototype for a bigger version, just trying out ideas, but turned out okay and never got more time to attempt another anyway! So here it is. Wood unknown turned & hollowed out into a box form then detail carved using a dremmel, coloured with HS intrinsics, lit with led …
Here’s my first turned pumpkin. Process can be found on my YouTube challenge, “HodgePodge Woodworks”.
Turned from old piece of beech, coloured with chestnut orange, black and white stain, carved out with a dremal
Here are a couple of wands for the October challenge. The one on the left is a replica of Professor Dumbledore’s wand. The other is the genuine wand which belonged to the Professor’s not-so-much heard of half brother, Fumblemore, who dropped the wand while flying on his broomstick over the marshes to the North East …
When Voldemort came into my wand shop a while back, this is the wand he wanted but he wasn’t prepared to pay the price for it. Taking the much cheaper version, he left and ultimately this led to his demise at the hands of some kid who had only just started shaving! False economy….I told …
A piece of scrap 50×50 (2”x2”) fell under my gaze today while doing a non lathe related task in the workshop ….. the result, a go at one of this months challanges, the wand. Here is a well worn wand for a wiley wandering wizard ?♂️ finished with HS Intrinsic colours blended on handle and …
did a second wand for the kitchen this one is made out of a brush handle ..it did wanr to fly so it become a scotisc spurtle ..finish with HS wax
when i said to my wife the challenge is a “wand” she said i need one for the kitchen ?????? a scotish wand …know as a scotish spurttle ..so there it is with bronze inlays and HS wax finish
My largest hollow vessel so far, from an alder log cut down last year at the local nature reserve.