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Beech, gesso & acrylic bowl made by George Watkins

Beech, gesso & acrylic bowl made by George Watkins

When it comes to looks, how you cut the blank log is as important as how you turn it at the lathe. Changing the orientation of a bowl blank within a log will give you very different grain patterns. Although some turners have found ways of using the pith in their design, removing that square from the center of the log not only will save stock but also make things safer. Big cracks are easy to see, but smaller splits, such as the one shown in the lower log section, can open up and cause a…

When it comes to looks, how you cut the blank log is as important as how you turn it at the lathe. Changing the orientation of a bowl blank within a log will give you very different grain patterns. Although some turners have found ways of using the pith in their design, removing that square from the center of the log not only will save stock but also make things safer. Big cracks are easy to see, but smaller splits, such as the one shown in the lower log section, can open up and cause a…

Mistakes happen in woodturning and in life. Evaluate mistakes and improve your skills as a woodturner. Follow me on my project and see what I learned.

Woodturning: Learning from Mistakes

Mistakes happen in woodturning and in life. Evaluate mistakes and improve your skills as a woodturner. Follow me on my project and see what I learned.

Identifying the parts of a lathe. I use a lathe to create my products at http://pisaticreations.com

Identifying the parts of a lathe. I use a lathe to create my products at http://pisaticreations.com

‘I am a self taught woodturner who is interested in the development of woodturning as an art form as well as maintaining the highest standards of the craft. My work varies depending on many f…

‘I am a self taught woodturner who is interested in the development of woodturning as an art form as well as maintaining the highest standards of the craft. My work varies depending on many f…

Oiling some of my work. I'm using @triedandtruewoodfinish on this batch. It's the first time I've used their product and i think i quite like it.   #foodsafe #allnatural #oil #wood #woodfinish #woodturning #wooden #carving #cooking #kitchen #rustic #decor #custommade #craftsman #craft #spooncarving #woodworking #farmhouse #cabin #handmade #natural #instahome #homeinspo #homedecor #madisonwi

Oiling some of my work. I'm using @triedandtruewoodfinish on this batch. It's the first time I've used their product and i think i quite like it. #foodsafe #allnatural #oil #wood #woodfinish #woodturning #wooden #carving #cooking #kitchen #rustic #decor #custommade #craftsman #craft #spooncarving #woodworking #farmhouse #cabin #handmade #natural #instahome #homeinspo #homedecor #madisonwi

Eucalyptus, 2004,  by J. Paul Fennell | "...the work is a  tribute to my father, an avid lifetime gardener."

Eucalyptus, 2004, by J. Paul Fennell | "...the work is a tribute to my father, an avid lifetime gardener."

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