Video: Greenwood Shrink Pots–Quiet Version
Watch Danielle Rose Byrd create a shrink pot in this stripped-down video.
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 version with Danielle explaining the process, you can find it here.
More on FineWoodworking.com:
- How To Make Greenwood Shrink Pots by Danielle Rose Byrd #273–Jan/Feb 2018 Issue
- Wooden Spoons by Peter Galbert #252–Jan/Feb 2016 Issue
- Carve a Greenwood Bowl by David Fisher #263-Sep/Oct 2017 Issue