George Vondriska demonstrates how to turn an attractive, smooth taper starting from a large diameter to a small. You’ll learn how to use a roughing gouge and the importance of always working from the large end of the taper to the small end to avoid chipping. With some practice and a steady hand, you’ll be able to produce an even taper on your next woodworking project.
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