I started woodturning in 2002 and got involved with the Dallas Area Woodturners club (an American Association of Woodturners affiliate) in 2007, which connected me with the woodturning community. Through the club and its many members, I learned and grew a lot as a turner. In 2016, I became the treasurer of our club and continue as Vice President today.
After a long tenure in the telecommunication industry, which ended in 2016, I decided that I needed a new direction in my work life. With the loving support of my wife, in April of 2017, I started Woodturning Tool Store, an e-commerce business selling woodturning tools.
In this bowl turning demonstration, I’ll discuss a couple of jigs for processing logs at the bandsaw. Then I’ll demonstrate a couple of different methods of holding blanks on the lathe for traditional, natural edge and end grain bowls. I will also demonstrate different tools used to make essential cuts in the wood. I will demonstrate the turning of a natural edge end grain bowl using a hook tool and teardrop scraper for hollowing.