Use a Boring Bar for Hollow-Vessel Turning
Drill an entrance hole, then cut from the center out for a thin-walled vessel
Key to Howard Lewin’s beautiful, thin-walled vessels is his turning tool of choice — a boring bar, which has a counterweight and a double-articulating tip. Lewin, a woodworking instructor from Los Angeles, says the tip allows the tool to reach around the corner to complete the shoulder and keep the walls of a vessel consistent. In this video, Lewin has cut holes in the wall of the vessel to let us see inside while he demonstrates the procedure of narrow end-grain turning.