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A wood turner’s best source of material is a fresh green-wood log. It is often freely available, and rough logs offer many options for controlling the shape and figure or a turned object.
In this video, Southern California wood turner Howard Lewin gets you started in the process of turning a bowl from green wood by demonstrating how to cut a log into turning blanks with a chainsaw and a bandsaw. His method involves big cutting tools but it can be accomplished just the same in a home shop. His techniques also include methods for capturing figure or a natural edge.
Shaping a Bowl Profile Part 2: Time-tested methods for getting clean cuts with a gouge on the outside of a green wood bowl
Hollowing the InsidePart 3: Learn to cut with the grain and achieve a consistent wall thickness when turning a green wood bowl
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