Video: Greenwood Shrink Pot–In Depth Version
Danielle Rose Byrd creates a shrink pot from start to finish and explains the process along the way
Making shrink pots is a great, straightforward green woodworking project that relies on the magic of wet-dry joinery. After hollowing a wet round, you let it shrink as it loses moisture, trapping a dry solid-wood bottom within. I love the intersection of utility and beauty, so the limitless options that shrink pots present are very appealing to me. They’re commonly used to hold dry goods, pencils, candy, cat treats (at least for me), and other knickknacks. Also, once dry, they’re great vessels for exploring design options such as colors, textures, and chip carving. Shrink pots are part of a home, and I think they should reflect some of that personality.
There are two versions of this video. If you’re looking for a quiet process-oriented video, you can find it here.
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