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Making your own wood turning blank after soaking the boards in alcohol dye {Reality Daydream}

Making your own wood turning blank after soaking the boards in alcohol dye {Reality Daydream}

Woodworking Tools to Use in the Workplace

Woodworking Tools to Use in the Workplace

Your bowl can be turned from as small a branch as your tool selection will allow. I recommend something 4-6″ long and between 4-10″ wide. Don’t go too big with this bowl or it will be prone to cracking and severe warping as it dries. Big pieces are also much more dangerous for beginners to turn.

Your bowl can be turned from as small a branch as your tool selection will allow. I recommend something long and between wide. Don’t go too big with this bowl or it will be prone to cracking and severe warping as it dries. Big pieces are also m

How to prepare a burl for turning, part 1

Burls—those odd, bulbous growths on trees that result from an injury or disease—hold hidden treasures of exotic figure beneath their haunting exteriors.

Once you know how to create bowl blanks from logs, turning bowls from fresh cut timber is one of the most satisfying aspects woodworking. The material is abundant and cheap and every project is inherent unique due to the unpredictability of what treasure lies inside of each log. Even the preparatory process of how to create bowl blanks from logs can be fun and straightforward if you following a few simple steps that George covers in this video.

Learn how to cut bowl blanks from logs so you can start turning your new bowl on a lathe. Our video instruction makes it an easy learning process.