Wood and Bowl-turning
In March of 2000, I resolved to begin turning wood, especially bowls,
something I have wanted to do since childhood. Now that my house is pretty much
finished and there are few material possessions I feel I've just got to have, I
thought this would be a good time.
So this is my woodturning page on which I keep a record of all that I am
learning and doing. I don't attribute any special significance or use to much
of my web site let alone this page. It's just for me. If it's any help to you,
then so much the better.
Notes on Technique, Demonstrations, Etc.
- Notes from Clead Christiansen's
Beginning Woodturning class at Craft Supplies.
- Notes on demonstrations I saw by
master woodturners Mike Mahoney, Rex Burningham and Richard Raffin.
- Notes from a box-turning demonstration by
master turner Kip Christensen of BYU. He also gave us steps on turning
boxes in a more production environment.
- Notes from a demonstration of a
reverse-turned vase by Dale Nish.
I mixed a graphic up in this; what is shown isn't the
- Notes from a demonstration of
Christmas tree ornaments by
club president Bill Denner of the Utah Association of Woodturners.
- Here are my own turnings. If you don't
have broadband, be prepared to wait as I haven't made thumbnails of the
Equipment, Tools and Suppliers
- Wood lathes. My own wood lathes and
- Tool rests. Here are the
tool rests I use.
- Chucks and centers. Here are the
bowl-turning chucks I use.
- Sanding. Here are some beginning notes.
- Bandsaw. Here is the bandsaw I bought
locally at Timberline Woodworker's Supply. They sell hand tools for all
types of woodworking (not just turning) as well as power tools across a
wide range of needs and quality. Plus, unlike Craft Supplies, they are
open on Saturday.
Craft Supplies, Inc.,
premiere supplier of fine woodturning tools and equipment where I
purchased my second lathe. It helps a lot living just up the street from
one of the world's foremost suppliers of woodturning equipment, tools and
is a surprisingly good place to find woodworking tools (choose
Tools & Hardware). Its reviews written by others who've already
purchased the tools are indispensable.
a good place to find woodworking tools on other websites.
Grizzly Industrial, Inc.,
woodworking and metalworking tool supply.
Miscellaneous Additional Links
- Here is a list of
and their characteristics (for spindle turning, bowl turning, etc.) along
with other information on a commercial website of some interest.
- Here is a set of
useful wood-turning links
although, strangely enough, no Utah turning links can be found within.
- Here is the home page for
Rocky Mountain Woodturners,
a club in Colorado.