In this demonstration handout, Dwight walks us through all the steps to make a stunning natural edge hollow form. He also includes an excellent description of how he turns his finals and shows a wide range of shapes that you could use.
In this tutorial, Dick shows us how to make this classic style wine vase. He uses his commercially available tool, the Flute Master to make the bottom vertical flutes. He also demonstrates how to part the blank into two pieces to hollow out the inside making this an easier project.
Other learnings that can be gotten from this tutorial are how to shape the top of a vase and one that I enjoyed, how to make and attach a handle to a turning.
We hope that you'll enjoy this tutorial and find multiple new techniques that you can use with your turnings.
In this project, John laminates a turning blank from three pieces of wood and then turns a nice vase from it. After the turning is done, John separates the 3 pieces and reassembles them without the middle piece.
The resulting vase is more oval (somewhat eccentric) in shape and that makes for a very unique turned vessel. This project is worth a try if you're looking for something a bit unusual. It will surely have most people wondering how you did that!
In this article, AJ looks back at these end grain segmented vases that he created over 25 years ago. He shows each step along the way to help interested people in taking this unusual concept further. At 90 years old, he won't be making any more and hopes that someone might experiment with the techniques that he devised and is so proud of, as he ought to be!!
In this photo tutorial, Peter mounts one coarse looking burl with branches and all on his lathe. He shows how he turns it to shape and then shows a couple of shots of his captured hollowing tool. He ultimately hollows it all out and shows us how he jamb chucks it to finish the bottom. He ebonizes the burl as the final step.
Ellis says, "I build a blank from four billets, stick them together with double sided tape and cut a depression that will form the hollow interior. I then pull the blank apart, turn the pieces 180° and glue them together. I mount this block on the lathe and cut the exterior. As I cut the external shape, I create four openings or windows to the interior where the interior curves intersect with the outer surface."
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Articles in the October 2015 edition:
Turning a Scherk Tower
Segmented Bowls using Dados and Splines
Tube-on Clear Casting Process
Collets and Woodturning
Turning Sunken Timber
The Art of Sanding
You will also meet our “turner of the month”, Rudy Lopez, hear about exciting news in the world of woodturning, read our evaluation of three new products, and hear about upcoming events you may want to attend.
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