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Separating Bowl Turning Paper Joints

“How do you separate a bowl turning paper joint and which glue is best?” Submitted by: ebjuel WWGOA Editor Response: After the bowl has been sanded and finished, with the bowl still on the lathe, place the point of a wide bench chisel (1″ or more) directly on the paper seam in the paper joint.…

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Turning a Bowl Made from Crotch Wood

Watch as George Vondriska turns a hefty chunk of maple crotchwood into a beautifully finished bowl. He walks you step-by-step through the woodworking process for turning a bowl made from crotch wood with “drama” by utilizing the unique lines and features of the wood.

Bowl Turning Basics

Screwing a faceplate directly to the back of the bowl blank creates some problems. It leaves holes in the back of your bowl, and it also limits how deeply you can cut into the face of the bowl without hitting screws. It’s better to use a dummy board and paper joint. The dummy board, simply…

Electric Chainsaw + Log = Wood Turning Blanks

Bowl turners are typically scroungers. They’re constantly on the lookout for cool looking logs they can turn into bowls. Once you’ve got the log, how do you handle it to easily and safely turn it into a wood turning blank? Here’s one approach. Why Logs? When a tree is first cut down, the wood will…

Burl Wood Bowl Blanks – Where Do You Start?

One of the best parts of bowl turning is finding chunks of unusual wood that you can turn into amazing bowls. In this case, George was given a huge piece of red oak burl. In this video he explores the burl wood, and walks you through how he changes the huge chunk of wood into…

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In the Shop: Turning Bowls

I have dabbled a bit with woodturning over the years, but in the past 6 months I added a nice new lathe to my shop and really got into it. I’ve now turned over 40 bowls, mostly green but a few dry ones as well. I’m learning a lot about bowl gouge technique, sharpening, proper…

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Stacked Ring Bowl Woodturning Project

In this wood turning project, turn a great-looking laminated stacked ring bowl! By cutting progressively larger rings from plywood and then gluing and stacking them, you can limit the amount of wood you have to hog away to shape a bowl. Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you how to lay out the design, create a safe wall thickness, and glue the assembly together. You can watch the bowl take shape using ordinary turning tools. There are some great tips on sanding and finishing here for a woodworking piece you'll be proud to display.

Bowl Turning Paper Joints

George Vondriska teaches you how to use a paper joint for your bowl turning. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.


This WWGOA GOLD LIVE event is all about the fine art of turning a bowl using a four jaw chuck. George Vondriska explains the best way to set up your tool and demonstrates how to move your wood to create a perfectly round bowl.

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