Improvements in wood-turning tools have made the art of hollow-vessel turning accessible to woodturners of varying skill levels. In this article, Howard Levin, a woodworking instructor and custom woodworker, guides readers through the steps to turning a tall vessel with a narrow rim from green wood. In addition to touting the joy and ease of turning green wood, Lewin also explains how to keep the vessel walls thin and uniform, and how to dry a green wood turning to release the moisture slowly and prevent checks and cracks.

From Fine Woodworking #154