The biggest challenge in cutting a turned vase into pieces is getting the cut perfectly in the centre of the vase. John will show you different ways to cut a turned vase apart accurately and safely. Getting the pieces back together can sometimes be a bigger challenge.

In this demo John will show how to take a turned and finished vase, cut it apart, add protruding elements and reassemble the whole thing so the grain and walls remain aligned. He will also show how create and add the elements that protrude beyond the walls of the piece.

There are infinite design possibilities with this project, and the techniques shown here have helped many turners solve some of their own design problems. The idea of cutting apart a turned and finished piece is somewhat unique and, hopefully these concepts will help you develop your own turning voice.