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2014 - 2019, The Bandsaw Box Years

The first machine I bought was a bandsaw, and boy did I put it to work! These are all original designs I've created during those years. Bandsaw boxes are fun to make, but take forever to sand if you like a smooth finish. I'm pretty much done with this, but maybe I'll make more Spartan boxes someday, who knows? I used to call them Cyborg boxes, but since I've put on the first spartan brush on one of them, I can't imagine making another one without the spartan touch.
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2019 - 2021, Segmented vases
Segmented woodturning, now here's something I like to do!
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2021 - 2023, Basket illusion
  The basket illusion technique consists of turning a thin platter, bowl, or vase, beading it on both sides with a beading tool, burning horizontal and vertical lines to create a grid, and inking the same pattern on both sides to create the illusion of a woven basket. Although the technique is called 'basket illusion, 'pixelized vases' or 'pixel art vases' sounds more appropriate for what I do.

  Speaking of pixel art, I never thought I would ever make fan art, until I saw a basket illusion bowl with Mario Bros mushrooms and flowers on it. Since I've completed almost every Mario Bros games, I couldn't help but push the idea a little further. 
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  Hidden Boxes!
My woodworking journey began with bandsaw boxes, and since it's customary to include hidden drawers in them, I knew I would include hidden boxes in my vases before I even start making them. At first I used magnets, up to 28 tiny magnets divided in 4 little piles. It was a bit tricky, so I got a threading jig for my lathe, now I make vases with threaded lid inside the threaded lid. It's only a matter of time before I add a third layer, I have fun in my shop!
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Turned boxes
Big segmented vases are cool but takes forever. Sometimes you just want to make something that can be done in a day. When I'm in a creative rut, or I just don't feel like spending 75 hours on a single piece, I turn a couple of small boxes. It's also a great way to use every last bit of wood.
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