9 Unique Wood Turning Projects And How To Make Them

Unique Wood Turning Projects

If you’re a fan of turning wood into something beautiful and unique, then this article is for you. In the following paragraphs, we’ll be showcasing some of the most unique and creative wood-turning projects from around the world.

These projects are perfect for anyone who loves to get their hands dirty and appreciate the natural beauty of wood.

Unique Wood Turning Projects

Wood turning is a form of woodworking that involves the use of a lathe to shape wood by cutting with a chisel, shaving with knives, or sanding.

If you’ve been searching for a DIY project to keep your hands busy and your mind sharp, wood turning is the perfect solution. From bowls and measuring cups to pens and toothpicks, there is no limit to what you can create!

Here are some unique wood turning projects that you have to try.

Sauron’s Eye

If you enjoy fantasy art, then Saurons eye will definitely appeal to your senses. This project was created using resin and feathers. While it does not look 100% like Sauron’s eye you can actually try to make it look more like a dragon’s eye or a fireball.

If you never tried turning with resing this is a great project to try. People that enjoy fantasy books and movies will love to have something unique like this in their homes.

Here is the entire process explained:

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Christmas Tree

This is a great project that will sell like crazy during the winter holidays. It’s easy to make and it looks really nice on your table. Making a simple Christmas tree is not the greatest idea but if you experiment and come up with something unique there is a high chance it will be a bestseller.

Here is a tutorial showing you how to make the Christmas tree:


Segmented Yo-Yo

Unique and easy to make, this unique woodturning project can be done in many ways. You just need to find an interesting way of making segments for the yo-yo. The possibilities are endless!

You can see how it’s done here:

Wooden Elephant

You can make a unique and cute toy for kids using simple shapes. You could also use this technique to create other toy animals such as dogs, cats, etc.

Watch this detailed video that shows the entire process:


Wood Lighthouse

Another simple but unique wood turning project is a wood lighthouse. You can keep it simple or you can integrate some sort of LED lights in it to make it even more unique.

Overall the project is not hard but that leaves you with plenty of room to experiment and add your ideas into the mix.

Here is how to make the wooden lighthouse:

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Lamp With Color Changing LED

Similar to the wood lighthouse mentioned above, the lamp can be customized to your liking and you can experiment with different woods and designs.

The lamp is not hard to make but it looks like a unique object because of the LED. The best part about this lamp is that it requires no wires.

Here’s how it’s done:

Wooden Mouse

This one is pretty easy too! All you need is one piece of wood (or any type of material) for the body of the mouse. For the ears, you can use small pieces of wood or some sort of leather/cloth. Whiskers can be made from a few strains that you can cur from a brush.

Here is a more in-depth look at the wooden mouse:

Dragon Egg

For this, you will need some resin and a pine cone. The result is really eye-catching and it’s fun to watch it take shape and color. If you feel like you need to turn something out of the ordinary you have to give this a try.

This is another great project that fantasy fans would love to buy from you.

The process of creating the dragon egg looks like this:

Luminous Wood Ring

If you are bored of the normal rings everyone is doing then this is going to give you some inspiration to make unique rings. This woodturning project is easy to make but the luminous powder is going to make them stand out.

There is a lot of room for creativity here. You can add the luminous powder in different shapes and experiment with different kinds of wood and finishes. If you never used luminous powder in your projects then it’s time to give it a try and create something new and unique.

This is how they look when finished:

Final Thoughts

There are many different Unique Wood Turning Projects that can extend your skills and boost your creativity. If you’re looking for something new and creative, then I recommend that you try some of the 9 projects that I’ve listed in this article.

Happy woodturning!