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How to Turn a Basic Bowl—Part 2

Ed Pirnik and Cari Delahanty

Perhaps the most alluring aspect of turning is the speed at which a skilled craftsman can crank out a finished project. With turning—everything goes quickly, be it stock removal or finishing, everything seems to happen at warp speed: no messy glue-ups, no labor-intensive finishing.

stringing In this two-part video series, celebrated turner Richard Raffan demonstrates how to turn a basic bowl, complete with decorative beads. Beginning with a cherry blank, Raffan rough turns the bowl, offers tips on drying, and caps things off by adding two decorative beads and a beeswax finish that goes on fast and offers lasting protection.
1 line How to Turn a Basic Bowl—Part IRichard Raffan demonstrates rough turning techniques for a basic bowl.
How to Turn a Basic Bowl—Part II
Learn how to finish the final shaping of the basic bowl, with tips on sanding, finishing, and more.

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Published at Fri, 29 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000