Bowl Turning Paper Joints

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

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8 Responses to “Bowl Turning Paper Joints”


    Can you show turning with this joint and the removal of the joint at the end of the turning? What happens to the nail?

    • Customer Service

      If you search for “turning with paper joint” on the WWGOA home page you will find lots of content on this subject. The nail is removed before turning. It’s just used to register the center of the dummy board onto the center of your bowl blank before you clamp them together.

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  2. Brian

    Does the paper make it easier to separate the backer from the blank? Is there any special method to remove the disc?

    • Customer Service

      Hi Brian. Yes, that is the idea. You can use a chisel to separate the backer from the blank after the bowl is complete.

  3. Brian

    Ticket 19615 I appeared as though George had doubled the brown paper placed between the pieces of wood. Is this the case, or was it a single layer?

    • Customer Service

      Dear Brian,

      Thank you for contacting us. In regards to your question-

      A paper joint is formed by a single layer of brown paper bag and a layer of glue on each side of the bag.


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  4. Luis

    can i use this paper joint on any kind of hard wood?
    can it be any size of wood or just use on small blanks ?

    • Customer Service

      Hi Luis. This approach can work on most species of dry domestic hardwood. You might want to use a different approach for imported oily woods or green wood. Paul

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