Hackberry Bowl

I started a new bowl using Hackberry.  I secured this piece of wood through ebay, but really do not know anything about this type of wood.  Does anyone else know anything about it?  It is a light colored wood with some interesting dark markings in it and is turning very well. It has a great looking grain with spalting.  The bowl measures about 9 inches wide and 4 inches deep.  

I will post the finish bowl on the sales page next week.  I was almost done, but needed to be finished the bottom.  Thanks for looking and if we can assist you in any ways, please let us know.


I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I hope everyone gets what they wanted from Santa!
The good news is that I have been able to secure a large amount of FREE wood.  Yes, I said free.  With this free wood, I want to pass the savings along to my customers

All the hand-crafted items in my inventory are at special reduced prices, so check them out for some unique holiday presents.

If you do not see what you are looking for, please let us know as I an unable to get everything uploaded.

New Bowls

Thanks for your patience as the new lathe is taking longer than I would have thought.  I have had to order a new chuck and new mandrel.  It will be up and running in the next several weeks.  I have several bowls in progress.  These include three in maple and one in the spalted maple.  I will also get the largest bowl that I have done when the lathe is up and running.  I will try to post pictures of the rough cut bowl.

I will be lowering the prices on a lot of the inventory to get more interest in the site.  Need to tell your friends to get the lower prices for as long as they last.

Thanks for everyone who has purchased in the past, and hope to see you in the future.  I am going to try different techniques and hope you enjoy the outcome of whatever comes of my trial and error.DSC_0143

Angel Winged Bowl

This week I tried to change the winged Cherry Bowl as most people look at it.  Most winged bowls are shallow and it seems to be the nature to have a very even cupped out bowl if you want to have wings.  However I decided to try something different.  I cut the bowl part of the winged bowl a little deeper, which gives it more of a bowl feeling, but kept the wings that gives the traditional look.  The outcome was fantastic.  The wings reach to the sky, and the bowl has a depth that can not be found in the traditional winged bowl.  I was also able to leave some of the bark on the edges of the bowl, which gives it a rich character.  Take a look and give me your thoughts and any suggestions you may have.DSC_0143

In the weeks to come, I am going to try something I saw on a clip from one of the turning sites.  This will give me a vase with wings.  I will upload progress photos, as I think this will take several weeks to complete.

If anyone has any different techniques, please let me know, and thanks for reading.

New Sanding technique

crafts 126I just did my first bowl using a new technique for me…..  I used an orbital sander and had the lathe on a lower speed.  This caused the sand paper to do it’s job and not leave any sanding marks.  The bowl was make out of a piece of pecan that I got from a large limb that fell in town.   It only has wax polish on it and I think it came out marvelous.

I will continue to update on new projects when I get them finished.  I hope when I go up the the cabin this weekend, I can get a cherry bowl finished that has been drying for about 1 1/2 months.  A friend had to have a cherry tree cut down at her father’s house and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a good supply for the shop.

Some of our Inventory – Featured Item for the Week


Walnut, with chrome insert.  This wine stopper is finished in a hand rubbed lacquer for a long lasting and durable finish.   This featured item is on sale this week for $19.95.  Please email us for additional information.

Please forgive us, as this site is under construction, and will have stock number so you can pick out the one you want.   The stoppers and pens are identfied are close to what you will receive.  Thanks for looking and hope we can help you in your crafts needs.

Jaybees’s Crafts

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Jaybee’s Crafts (Creating it for you)

Welcome to JayBees-Crafts.  We are excited to show you the newest creations in our line of hand-crafted wooden pens and wine bottle stoppers.