Please note that the actual demonstration starts 30 minutes after the scheduled start time. Feel free to join at the posted start time to socialize with other participants or test your connection, thanks.
We will be turning a thin natural edge wing bowl from a green log or crotch section. Design and layout
considerations regarding limb orientation, crotch figure, keeping or eliminating features or flaws in the wood
will be covered. The basics of bevel-supported cuts along with two of the most important fundamentals of
turning – sharp tools and good tool control will be emphasized. Turning thin allows the wood to warp and
move which influences the final piece and helps avoid cracking. I will explain using and sharpening Negative
Rake scrapers their benefits and how safe they are to use. Sanding wet wood both on and off of the lathe
along with different finishing techniques will also be covered.