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NATURAL TURNINGS by Steve Helfant

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Click on each kind of turning to see more pictures of that kind of work.

Natural Edge Work
 
Natural edge work is created by leaving some part of the finished piece in its original state, usually the lip, but occasionally something else.  Because each tree is unique, no two natural edge pieces are ever the same.
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Spinning Tops
 
As much fun to play with as they are to make, spinning tops offer a chance to experiment with chatterwork patterns and colors.  Click on picture to see more.

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Magic Wands
 
Muggles beware!  It is said that each kind of wood has its own magical properties.  Wave them and point at your own risk!  Click on picture to see more.

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Bottle Stoppers
 
These bottle stoppers will fit any wine, liquor, or olive oil bottle.  The rubber makes for an airtight seal.  They are nickel plated, so they won't tarnish.  Click on picture to enlarge.

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Natural Edge Furniture
 
Old growth redwood burl makes the tabletop and base of these coffee tables.  Beautiful and unique.  Click on picture to see more.

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Lidded Boxes

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I make a wide range of boxes, from these larger, jewelry boxes to more ornate boxes less than two inches in size, and everything in between.  Click on picture to see more.

Pens
 
These handmade pens are all made with Cross hardware, and are plated in 24k gold.  They are black ballpoint, and take Cross refills.  Click on picture to enlarge.

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Miniature Birdhouses
 
Birdhouses make terrific Christmas tree ornaments, and they also look great with a stand made from matching wood.  Click on picture to see more.

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Bowls
 
Bowls have always been a woodturner's world.  From the entirely practical to the purely aesthetic, bowls offer a wide range of style.  Click on picture to see more.

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Miniature Vases
 
It's fun and a challenge to see how small small can get.  These minis also allow the use of otherwise wasted offcuts of exotic wood.  Click on picture to see more.

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Contact me at naturalturnings@msn.com