Wormy Ash Sliced

Wormy Ash. Hollowed with a small (1/4″) hole in the top. Sliced and reassembled with Wenge pewa.

About 5 1/2″ diameter, 6 3/4″ tall. Interior painted black, exterior finished with walnut oil.

Yes, I hollowed it through the bottom.


Wormy ash hollow form. About 8.5″ diameter, 5″ high.

This was a crotch with 3 limbs that I found at our club’s wood lot. I turned it whole (leaving in the pith from all the limbs).

I decided to leave the cracks – too many to try to fill or patch. And I removed the frass from the worm holes (lots of those, too).

Finish is Osmo Poly-X.

I did a “Follow Along” post on the AAW Forum to demonstrate my progress and decisions along the way.


Big Leaf Maple Burl. Dyed maple “leg” and finial. About 9.5″ tall. Lacquer finish.

This piece was selected by the American Association of Woodturners Forum as Turning of the Week for January 29, 2024.


Hollow Form, probably Maple but I’m not really sure.

It’s about 6″ diameter and 6.25″ tall.

The bark inclusion was just too big, so I got a little guy in to wall it up.

There was a large crack along one side, which I patched with Walnut pewa.

The bricklayer left some bricks in the bottom.