How-to Article: How to Stabilize Wood --- http://blog.woodturnerscatalog.com/2014/02/wood-stabilizing-v-2/ Follow this step-by-step article and learn how to stabilize your pen and project blanks. More

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Bowl turners are typically scroungers for wood turning blanks. Constantly on the lookout for cool logs to turn into bowls. Here's one way to do it.

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Dovetail Pen Turning #3: Picture Progress Update - by SNSpencer @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community

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(DP) A perfect combination of mother nature and science. These pen blanks are meticulously selected out of burled wood caps and cast in colored resin, which limits chip out & does not have the smell of acrylic when turning it. We recommend using thin coat or coats of thin CA glue before putting a final finish of your likings. This step will seal wood and Alumilite to an even sheen. Once turned,it resembles the sandy beaches of the Fiji Islands with its turquoise waters. Turns and finishes…

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Woodturning Article: How to Stabilize Wood --- Follow this step-by-step article and learn how to stabilize your pen and project blanks. Enjoy! #penturning #penmaking #woodturning #stabilize

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When it comes to looks, how you cut the blank log is as important as how you turn it at the lathe. Changing the orientation of a bowl blank within a log will give you very different grain patterns. Although some turners have found ways of using the pith in their design, removing that square from the center of the log not only will save stock but also make things safer. Big cracks are easy to see, but smaller splits, such as the one shown in the lower log section, can open up and cause a ...

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A recent storm broke 2 large limbs on the big cherry tree in my garden. Rather than cut them up for fire wood I decided to turn them into blanks ...

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