Gallery of John Thorson



  
Corian squares glued-up into a cube with a waste square in the middle layer. All four faces marked for center point. First axis turns this into a cylinder
  
Turned on the second axis is effectively another cylinder, with sloping ends, making two pyramidal solids.
  
Split at the glue line and held in the Cole jaws to add a tennon that can be held in the four jaw chuck. Center bowls turned before holding in the Cole jaws again to turn away the tenon and make the foot.

First one looked too much like an ashtray so some curve turned in the top flats on the second bowl.



Hickory bowl with maple lid topped with a chechen exclamation point finial, shellac finish



Maple glue-up turned to Chicago Archicture Biennial specifications, shellac finish



Silver maple, deeper then normal, oil and wax finish



Silver maple bowl with simple inner rim, oil and wax finish



Container from reclaimed barn beam, unfinished



Examples of texture band used on several bowls after giving ale bowl demo



Kentucky coffee tree container with Padauk top



Pair of walnut bowls of similar design, Waterlox finish

  
Maple crotch bowl, foot toward the pitch, Waterlox finish

  
Maple crotch bowl, foot toward the pitch, oil and wax finish



Ash thrice-turned bowl, part of June epoxy void filling club presentation
and in need of lightening-up and better foot
Shellac sealer with walnut oil and beeswax finish





HIckory and Red elm crotch platters
Shellac sealer with walnut oil and beeswax finish




Elm and Silver Maple
Various attempts at Viking bowl
subject of latest Glenn Lucas instructional DVD




Silver Maple Bowl
Shellac and Walnut Oil


Cherry, French Rolling Pin


Walnut crotch platter
Shellac sealer and Walnut Oil finish


Silver maple platter
Shellac sealer and Walnut Oil finish


President Challenge - Bee Hive
Basswood


Walnut Crotch Bowl
Shellac sealer, Oil finish


Silver Maple bowl
Shellac sealer
Tried and True Danish Oil finish


Various finger snap tops in Elm and Oak
wax finish


Maple bowl
pith-down orientation
Tried and True Danish Oil finish


Walnut bowl
with cherry tomato rim
Tried and True Danish Oil finish


Walnut crotch bowl
Oil and Beeswax finish


Red Elm bowl
Oil and Beeswax finish


Two apple boxes
Cherry with Danish Oil finish
Silver Maple with wood dye before Oil finish


Rings with sterling silver liners, jam chuck shown
Stabilized Azalea, Danish Oil finish

   
Walnut bowls, Calabash form
Tried and True Danish Oil finish


Walnut bowls, nested set
Tried and True Danish Oil finish


Hickory Boxes, twice turned from green wood
Tried and True Danish Oil finish


Boxelder Bowl, part of a 30 Bowls in 30 Days Challenge
Unsanded, Walnut Oil Finish

Bill Beckman and John drop a holiday gift off for Irv and Diane Miller
A walnut platter and scotch for the turner, flowers for his wife.

Two bowls turned from Black Cherry burl, gift from Chuck Grimm




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2013 2 x 4 Challenge Entry - Irv Miller and John Thorson Collaborating