Turning Bowls

Turning is the art of shaping wood while it is revolving, consequently to produce curved surfaces that may be anything from simple cylinders to more complex wreathed or spiral shapes.As such, for a very long time the art and trade of the turner was considered
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  • The Bowl GougeThe Bowl Gouge

    by Peter Child

    There are three types of woodturning gouges, writes Peter Child: one designed for bowls, one for between-center coving and small rounds, and one for roughing square ...

  • Exotic WoodsExotic Woods

    by Bob Stocksdale

    The author of this article keeps 20 tons of wood on hand from which to select for his projects. That is no typo. Bob Stocksdale, veteran woodturner and expert at ...

  • Checkered BowlsCheckered Bowls

    by Irving Fischman

    Irving Fischman wrote this article while he was immersed in the pottery and basketry of the Indians of the Americas. They used simple shapes to counterpoint intricate ...

  • Making a SplashMaking a Splash

    by Jonathan Binzen

    No lathe is used for the creation of these droplet bowls. See how Danny Kamerath does it....

  • SplashSplash

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Danny Kamerath crafts droplet bowls in a range of sizes and shapes....

  • How to Turn a Basic Bowl—Part 2Video: How to Turn a Basic Bowl—Part 2

    with Richard Raffan

    A woodturning master takes you through every step of the process

  • How to Turn a Basic Bowl—Part 1Video: How to Turn a Basic Bowl—Part 1

    with Richard Raffan

    A woodturning master takes you through every step of the process

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