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Don Jovag will be giving a Demo on turning Segmented Bowls at Woodworkers Source in Tucson: April 26 2014 – 9:30 am, Woodworkers Source in Tucson, AZ (3441 S. Palo Verde Rd., map) Don will demonstrate how to get started on a segmented bowl, making a fixture for safely cutting accurate segments, gluing up segments …Read More

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of shaping a piece of wood with a sharp gouge while it’s whirling along at 400 RPM. There’s also nothing like watching an experienced artist do it. For both of these reasons, you can come watch and talk to some members of the Arizona Woodturners Association as they demonstrate …Read More

Stripes, colors, and all kinds of shapes characterize this set of wood turnings from Jim King. There’s even a piece made from spalted bloodwood, which I find highly unusual. I want to know more about the wine dispenser.  Is the wine chamber wood only, or is there a container of some kind inside?

Check out this second set of fun turnings from Jim King down in the Peruvian Amazon.  He’ll be commenting on these incredible woods he used down below …. In the mean time, click on the pictures to see a larger version.  I’m interested in that multi-part vessel at the end:

You’re going to get a kick out of these turnings. Some are inside out or exceptionally intricate.  Others look like regular ol’ bowls.  But all of them use a special and unusual wood that echos the beauty of the forest from which they came. Of course, let me not fail to mention these were turned …Read More

In this guest blog post, Jim King takes on a tour, so to speak, of his turning shop down in Peruvian Amazon.  I hope you enjoy his humor and enlightening pictures from a fairly primitive set up. – Mark Stephens Wood turning is one of the oldest crafts in the world and has been done …Read More

They’ve practically taken over in here.  Just within the last week, we’ve had a number of new squares show up demanding some attention. It’s like a turning square convention in our warehouse.  Everywhere you turn . . . there they are. All kinds of woods, too. All these beautiful perfectly cut exotic woods are stacked, …Read More

Few woodworking activities elicit sheer youthful thrill and goofy smiles as much as woodturning does. What competes with chucking up a nice block of wood on a lathe seated on 50-pound cast-iron legs, flipping the switch and pushing that mammoth toothpick you call a “roughing gouge” into the spinning blank? Anything? Very little, once you …Read More