Wood Turning

Turning Air Video


Turning Air

I wasn’t planning on filming this piece. After shaping the outside there were so many things that could go wrong, I had to turn the camera on. Only one small piece flew off while turning it, so I’m really happy it all worked out in the end.


I think it’s locust wood, but I’m not 100% sure. It’s 4 1/2″ tall and 8″ in diameter.


Ironwood Hollow Form


Ironwood Hollow Form

The trick to hollow form turning is obtaining an even, consistent wall thickness. The easiest way to accomplish this is by using a pair of outside calipers designed for woodturning. The piece of ironwood used for this project has a couple of defects in it, which actually make it easier to check the thickness.

Woodturning Back-To-Basics #5

Woodturning Back to Basics