Community Projects

Richard Pratchler

North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

“I have been watching Theo’s live Demo.  I also checked out his web page.  I seen the picture of the Grecian vase and decided to try making a few.  Here are pictures of some of the vases.  I used Saskatoon Berry, Lilac, Caragana, Box Elder Burl and birch.   the range in height from 6 to 7 inches and 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter.  I struggled a bit at first to get bead and to leave a little gap but finally got it.  The Lilac I had to fill with green epoxy.”

John McNay


“Here is a selection of wig stands that Strathclyde Woodturners donated to the Glasgow Beatson oncology unit.

These are loaned to patients at the unit as required. I made mine 34cm overall height but the dimensions can vary.”

Glen Little

“Here are my attempts at a hat and some spheres. The hat was a dry piece of maple so couldn’t bent much.

1 of the spheres is Spalted maple and not sure of the other 2. This is my version of the old ball and jacks kids game”

Tim Bacon


“During the first lookdown family and friends had a bakeoff competition  as I cant cook my entry was by wood turned items.”

Euger Schlaak

Niagara Falls, Canada

“Here are some photos of the stuff I made in the past .Mushrooms , Budvases, Coasters etc. You name it I made many items from this unique material  If one uses a Banksia Seed Pod , one has to cut off the top first in many cases . What a waste ! I used these ends for the top of my hollow Birdhouse Ornaments”

Stuart Matthews

“The first two are of a table lamp. The base and collar are English Walnut while the column is a hollowed banksia nut. The illumination is using ‘rice wire’ LEDs and goes up into the globe. One of the images was taken in daylight while the other as taken at night.”