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Creating Visual and Textural Appeal in Your Turnings
By: Ellis Hein
In this article, Ellis shows us a bunch of different ways to decorate our wood turnings to create visual and textual appeal. He explains how to:

  • Burn lines

 

Carving Spirals in a Bowl
By: Bob Moffett
In this article, Bob explains how he lays out a bowl in order to turn spirals on it. Bob goes through each step and provides a picture to help explain what to do. The resulting bowl is very special.

 

Carving and Turning
By: Richard Wright
Richard's presentation on Carving and Turning is very inspirational. He shows us examples of carvings on turnings in the following styles: Line Carving, Scalloping, Chip Carving, Low Relief, High Relief and Pierced Carvings. He closes with some great examples of work holding, which can often be a challenge with carving on a turning. If you've never carved a turning or just need some inspiration, this is the article for you.

 

Spiral Carving
By: Jim Scarsella, Alfred Schembri, Vince Hellmann, Craig Drozd, Paul Neuburger, Jack Parmenter, and R
This is an excellent article which explains how to layout and carve spirals on a hollow form turning. There are great photos to help make it easier to follow along and understand the process.

 

Sand Carving
By: Al Hockenbery
In this article, Al explains how he embellishes his wood turnings using sand blasting to do his carving. He shows wonderful examples of his work. He takes you step-by-step through the process of working with images, creating the resist template and then how to do the sand carving using a sand blaster. He provides a full list of materials and sources. This is an excellent tutorial is you want to learn how to sand carve in wood!

 

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