Natural Edge Projects

 

Natural Edge Hollow VesselsNatural Edge Hollow Vessels
By: Paul Ross
Turning a natural edge hollow form is no different than turning an even rimmed hollow vessel - all the same rules apply. You use the same techniques when cutting out the inside of the bowl, but instead of having a continuous rim, you have a broken rim. Paul shows us how he turns one on his lathe.

 

Natural Edge BowlNatural Edge Bowl
By: Mark Lazarz
Mark shows us how to turn a natural edge bowl. This one is walnut and it's a beauty.

 

Natural Edge Bowl from a CrotchNatural Edge Bowl from a Crotch
By: Al Hockenbery
In this photo tutorial, Al shows us how to envision a bowl in the crotch of a tree. Then proceeds to show us the correct way to chainsaw a turning blank out of the crotch. He then moves on to mounting the crotch on the lathe and finally turns it.

 

Thin Stem Natural Edge GobletThin Stem Natural Edge Goblet
By: Rudolph Lopez
In this 20-step tutorial, Rudy explains how he turns those thin stemmed goblets that always amaze you. Rudy's great detail and wonderful pictures should help you to turn your own!

 

Wing Bowl from Log-section or CrotchWing Bowl from Log-section or Crotch
By: Rudolph Lopez
In this detailed tutorial, Rudy explains how he turns his amazing winged bowls. He shows a picture for each step of the turning process to help you be successful in duplicating this turning.

 

Turning a Natural Edge Bowl with a FootTurning a Natural Edge Bowl with a Foot
By: Jim Silva
A natural edged bowl is a bowl in which one incorporates the natural contour of the tree's trunk into the piece to be turned. Natural edge bowl rims can be with OR without the bark still attached.

Jim explains all the steps to turn a shallow bowl with a small pedestal foot. He turns the bowl from start to finish while green and uses photos to show us each step. This is a great tutorial on how to make a natural edge bowl.

 

Natural Edge Goblets - revisedNatural Edge Goblets - revised
By: Brian Clifford
In this revisited project, Brian turns a goblet from the end grain of a tree limb. He uses the irregular nature of the branches that he finds for a wonderful, very organic shaped goblet.

Brian uses both drawing and photos to show you all the steps necessary to get really wild looking goblets.

 

Side Grain Natural Edge BowlSide Grain Natural Edge Bowl
By: Jerry Hall
In this wonderful photo tutorial, you see all the steps necessary to harvest a log, find the bowl, prepare the blank, and turn a natural edge bowl. This is great tutorial to learn the process of natural edge bowls.

 

Natural Edge GobletsNatural Edge Goblets
By: Brian Clifford
In this project, Brian describes the steps in turning a natural edge goblet. He also stresses the issues around natural edge vessels that you might not experience with other types of turnings. He uses some very nice line art to explain different parts of the turning.

 

Making an Angel WingMaking an Angel Wing
By: Darrell Feltmate
This photo tutorial shows Darrell cutting a thin log into a form of natural edge bowl. But since there's not much wood here, he calls them "Angel Wings". This is a fun but challenging project where you're turning more air that wood. This may not be a beginner's project but has some good learning in it!

 

Turning a Natural Edged BowlTurning a Natural Edged Bowl
By: Darrell Feltmate
In this photo tutorial, Darrell mounts a 1/2 log on the natural and rough shapes it to become a natural edge bowl. He shows how he deals with cracks in the wood and deals with the "turning air" component of natural edge bowls.

 

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