How To Make A Poisoned Apple / Woodturning Project

How To Make A Poisoned Apple / Woodturning Project
The Poisoned Apple is an iconic symbol from the classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm. I turned this one on the lathe, and dyed it red with Transfast wood dye. To add an extra element of spooky, I used a Lichtenberg figure wood burner from Conestoga Works. It’s 5″ tall and 3 1/2″ in diameter, and made out of Maple.

Tools and Supplies I used:
Robust Lathe:
Lathe Robust:
Easy Wood Tools:
Thompson Lathe Tools:
Spindle sander:
Face Shield:
Hand Saw:
Air Sander:
Lichtenberg wood burner:

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How To Make A Poisoned Apple / Woodturning Project

20 thoughts on “How To Make A Poisoned Apple / Woodturning Project”

  1. What tool is it that you used to cut the wiggly line on the lid for the poisoned apple?
    From the busybee woodturner in Bonnie Dundee

  2. I loved this so much that I bought it on Etsy… very cool design and a great use of the natural void in the wood. I've been going through a very rough period in my life and love watching your videos (they are very relaxing.) After seeing this the other night, I got it for myself as a symbol of all the craziness I've overcome in my life… the poisoned apple has a bite out of it, yet I survived and am still here persevering. 😉 Thanks, Carl!

  3. Hi Carl. The apple & the video are superb. I'm afraid I do not like the cap, however. it turns your apple into a strawberry. Sue

  4. Awesome video Carl !
    I could feel how bummed you were @ 4:00 mins in, thanks for pressing on and making a wicked end product.
    I do prefer the look of the Apple without the cap, as Len said it has a more Simple/Natural look to it. (looks fantastic either way tho)
    Keep up the good work!

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