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Beginner’s Project: ‘Magic’ Mushrooms

In the beautiful sunshine, I take a note from nature and demonstrate how I wood turn mushrooms on the lathe using basic tools in this weeks beginners project.

Tshroomhere are so many creative options when it comes to turning ‘shrooms. Tall ones, thin ones, odd shaped ones – you can only be limited by your imagination.

For this demonstration though, I stick with something fairly simple for you.

The final piece is 13cm (5″) tall and 8cm (3″) wide and made a really good exercise for tool control both on convex surfaces and concave surfaces. For the main turn, I used three tools: Diamond tip parting tool, Bowl gouge and spindle gouge. For parting off, I used my thin parting tool. There are links below to boxed sets of standard tools.

All in all, mushrooms are great little projects to turn and you can do so much with them. How about making a little mushroom field, or mounting some on a piece of dry bark? So many things you can do!

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