Bowls, Boats, and Baby!

Happy Monday everyone!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and a relaxing weekend that followed. Things here at the shop have been in full swing! From cranking out several new bowls of various elegant forms and figures, to finishing up a uniquely stunning hall table, and preparing for some boat restorations, it is off to a nice winter season. We are also thrilled to announce that the newest member of our family has arrived! Our daughter Julianne was born on November 1st. Maybe we have a future woodworker in the making?

Please stay posted for updates to follow on a new account with Etsy ( where you will soon be able view and easily purchase our items for sale.

Have a great rest of your day,

-TJGwoodworking team


Turning a Square Rimmed Bowl

Hey folks,

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted so I decided to get a video up on the blog. Below, you’ll find a video of myself turning a square rimmed cherry bowl on the lathe. The rim is Curly Maple while the bowl itself is Cherry. As you can see in the video, it is very difficult to see the corners of the bowl while it is spinning. The easiest way to turn the bowl is to position the light so it creates a shadow on the bowl. This makes for a somewhat challenging and also dangerous piece to make. I happen to enjoy doing these square bowls as they are exciting and test my skills. Enjoy the video.

Next month I hope to be posting some pictures of work I have been doing lately. Some are a bit out of the box for me but are exciting.


Turning a bowl from start to finish

Hey folks,

I’m finally getting around to doing another post. I decided to make a video so you all could see the process I use to make a bowl from start to finish. I sped the video up 8x to make it roughly 6 minutes long.

On another note, I finished up and delivered another floating top hall table last week, turned out good. Now I’ll be cranking out products for the upcoming show at Mt. Snow in West Dover, VT. It is the Wine and Harvest Festival on the 21st and 22nd of September. If you’re in the area, come check it out, lots of great wine and crafters! Hope to see you there.