Turning Bowls from Green Wood
The material is a joy to work, and checking can be prevented
Howard Lewin explains how to turn bowls from green wood in this informative article with step-by-step instructions. Lewin offers techniques for rough-cutting bowl blanks with a chainsaw and preparing the blanks for mounting on the lathe. He demonstrates how to choose and bandsaw the blanks, how mount a bowl blank on the lathe, and then goes into detail about turning the inside and outside of the bowl. Creating a bowl with thin, even walls is essential, and he shares tool choices and techniques. You’ll also find advice for cutting face grain vs. end grain and drying and finishing green-wood bowls.
From Fine Woodworking #147