Woodturning, Scrolling, and Carving
Learn more about the specialty branches of woodworking: woodturning, scrollsawing, and carving. We talk lathes and turning tools; scrollsaws, blades, and patterns; and carving knives, gouges, and chisels.
Your Three-point Lidded Bowl (Issue 197) intrigued me enough to try turning again. When shaping the bowl’s exterior, the gouges catch and blow out. What am I doing wrong?
I do a lot of scrollsawing and I’m always trying to find new patterns. I’m also interested in making my own scrollsaw patterns. Could you help me get started?
Can you provide me with a “get-started” list of carving tools?
Let's start with the basics.
Before I turn a few vases from some prized—and pricey—wood, I’d like to experiment with designs on prototypes. Can I turn these prototypes from less-expensive, glued-up MDF?
As a new woodturner, I’m looking for the best way to mount bowl blanks in my four-jaw chuck. I’m struggling with cutting perfectly matching dovetailed recesses with my bowl gouge. Can you help?