When I started woodturning I never expected to end up creating turned art in wood but it is a really exciting area and one, which is not that commonly explored. There was a lot more to learn about woodturning than I ever realised and it's not just a case of picking up any piece of wood and turning it. Wood, seasoning, tools & equipment, finishes and woodturning techniques are just a few of the things that you have to know about.
I'm frequently being asked questions about woodturning either via emails or at shows and so have compiled a list of the most common questions along with my answers to them.
In my answers I have described my views or methods but these are not necessarily the only answers to the questions and there are most certainly other views or methods that can be used. In fact in most cases in turning there are several different ways that can be used to achieve the same results and it just comes down to personal preference.
A barley twist vase is a hollow form that has been turned with an even wall thickness and then the binds carved into it afterwards.
Safety WarningTurning can be dangerous. I expect you to be fully aware of the potential dangers and to take adequate precautions. If you follow any of the advice I have given you do so entirely at your own risk and I cannot be held responsible for any injuries or mishaps that may occur.
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