PlumbBob Woodturning Sunshine Coast BC Canada

Bob James or Plumbbob is know for his exceptional woodturning in Pender Harbour, on the Sunshine Coast of BC Canada. Plumbbob produces highly individual, hand crafted art including woodturned bowls and sculptures. Born in Vancouver in 1949. Bob James grew up in Deep Cove where he became involved in logging and shakes cutting. This was […]

The Artistry of Wood Turned Bowls

Bowls can be much more than functional. They also can be artistic!! They don’t just need to be single wood salad bowls, think of natural edge bowls, pierced bowls, multi-sided bowls and even segmented bowls. There are many ways to make bowls that are unique and will be a testament to your skills and creativity! […]

Woodturning, What is it?

wood·turn·ing ˈwo͝odˌtərniNG noun the action of shaping wood with a lathe. Woodturning may well be a type of woodworking that’s indicative to creating wooden objects with utilizing a lathe. Woodturning differs from other kinds of woodworking because the wood is moving while a stationary tool might be ready for chop and shape it. Many intricate styles and […]

The Linage

It is in his Francis Peninsula studio on the Sunshine Coast of Canada that most of Plumb Bob’s work can be found. His work has been featured in a number of top decor magazines, and earned him several awards. Bob turns a variety of work including one-of-a-kind bowls and vessels along with his unique gift items. Mr. […]

What Is A PlumbBob?

The plumb bob is an old-fashioned tool that is still in wide use today because of its accuracy. A simple brass or metal bulb with a point on the end uses gravity to help builders determine exact vertical alignment. Whenever you need to straighten a doorway, wall or other tall vertical structure that is longer […]

Care of Your Wooden Bowl

Care of Your Wooden Bowl Wooden Bowls Are Easy to Restore and Maintain! DO: Hand wash with warm soapy water after each use Immediately after washing hand dry with a clean cloth To help maintain its natural wood beauty and integrity, occasionally recondition your wood product with mineral oil. DO NOT: Do not put in the dishwasher, […]