One of the nice components of spending the final 12 months “self isolating” in my workshop is that I’ve gotten to spend a little bit of time honing my turning strategies. A pair years in the past, I had an opportunity to show just a few turning courses across the workplace, however since then I’d feared that I (and my turning instruments) had gotten a bit rusty.
I’m pleased to say, nevertheless, that my lathe fired proper up and after just a few (okay, possibly quite a lot of) makes an attempt, I felt like I used to be proper again in enterprise. There’s one thing particular about turning: the texture of working the wooden, the myriad helpful issues you can also make in a comparatively brief time period – I don’t know why I ever stopped! Though I additionally don’t know what I’m going to do with this pile of pens that I’ve made.
This week, our featured articles are centered on bowl turning, together with an article from our associates on the American Association of Woodturners. We put out a month-to-month publication with them that is filled with nice challenge concepts, turning strategies and extra useful suggestions than you may shake a freshly turned pen at.
Have you taken up turning these days? Let me know. And if you happen to’re taken with getting new turning content material in your e-mail each month, we’ve received you lined!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Cutting Bowl Blanks from a Tree
Dale Larson from the American Association of Woodturners takes you thru the very best strategies for harvesting bowl blanks from a tree, and methods to maximize your probabilities for getting the grain patterns you need.
Handy Reusable Bowl Dryers
Don’t sleep on this reader’s concept for drying your woodturning initiatives. It’s easy, reusable and a fantastic various to the previous paper luggage.
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