Tim Cutting Log with Chainsaw
Sourcing Wood
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Wood is all around us. Fortunately, I have a number of folks who think of me when they have trees cut down on their properties. A friend of mine, Tim, came along to help with cutting and loading the wood. Mike, the owner, also provided a hand loading the wood onto my trailer. I’m always thankful for help.     We had trunks from one pin oak, one red maple and two honey locusts. The wood was wet and very … Read More

Turning Safety Rules and Recommendations
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Wood turning is a wonderful activity. These rules and recommendations are designed to help you get the most out of your experience. As you turn, I’ll give you tips to achieve a good result and avoid problems. The sounds of the tool to the wood provide me with a good indication of whether your approach to the wood is good or problematic, so as you turn, I’ll be listening to the sounds you generate. WOOD TURNING SAFETY RULES Woodworking tools … Read More

Other Turned Items
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  A few of these items are not turned, but still illustrate fun in woodworking. The tops, cars and alligators were made for the Taneytown History Museum in the spring of 2018.

Turned Ornaments
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Turned Bowls
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Doug Heck - Wood Turned Bowl In Progress
A Rough-Turned Maple Bowl In-Progress
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Here’s a quick look at a medium maple bowl, freshly roughed out on the new lathe. I roughed it out green – it had some moisture in it, but it was not very wet. The bark peeled off fairly easy … some of it flew off during turning. The result is a very pretty natural edge bowl.

Weeping Cherry Woodturning Projects
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I’ve been working on many woodturned pieces in Weeping Cherry, mostly bowls, but some candle holders for 3″ pillar candles.   This wood finishes very nicely. Once sanded, I applied three coats of boiled linseed oil. The candle holders above are made to hold 3″ pillar candles. Finished in linseed oil.

Contact
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CALL410-259-6406If you have questions about any of the woodturnings shown on the website, or would like to order a custom commission, please call! EMAILdouglas@heck-solutions.comIf you have questions about any of the woodturnings shown on the website, or would like to order a custom commission, please email! SHOPwww.Etsy.comIf you are visiting to shop, please visit my Etsy.com website using the button below. There you can see all my current items for sale and shop online!SHOP NOW LOCATIONTaneytown, MarylandBased in Taneytown, Maryland, … Read More

Laguna REVO 1836 Lathe in Doug Heck's Woodturning Workshop
The New Laguna REVO 1836 Lathe
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I just purchased a new lathe. WOOHOOOO! I already had a few lathes in the wood shop… so you might wonder WHY in the world I would retire my Jet 1442 Lathe. The Jet 1442 Lathe still comes in handy, but the new lathe, having arrived a few weeks ago, will allow me to work with larger cuts of wood. This means I can turn larger projects! My trusty Jet 1442 Lathe, pictured to the left, will get some rest … Read More

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