Turning wet wood is a joy, and this oak crotch piece (which is a customer commission) was indeed a joy to turn.
In the video below, I take the piece from a rough cut piece of branch into a super looking bowl using a 1/2″ bowl gouge and 3/8″ bowl gouge, plus a 3/8″ spindle gouge. Wet wood can be troublesome, particularly if there is some spalting creeping in as there was in this piece. During the process, I also use a custom made curved tool rest (available from The Woodturning Shop) and a vacuum chuck to help.
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Small Print and Disclaimer: Woodturning can be dangerous. The project in this video is a demonstration of a woodturning project and as such may not be suitable for beginners. It is not intended to replace a physical lesson from an experienced woodturner. At all times, you are responsible for your own safety, that of your workshop and other people in it. Ensure you wear suitable personal safety equipment at all times and follow all the manufacturers instructions for your tools, machinery and other products you may use. This is my way of turning this project – Other turners may turn it differently and you may find your own way of reaching the same result. By copying these techniques, you do so at your own risk. Please note that aside from my business interests, I am not sponsored by any of the companies whose products I use. Any review of a product is done so because I like the product. I will never review a product I do not like or not enjoy using. Thank you for your understanding. The visual video content (including my voice), any text and any graphics in the video are Copyright © Hampshire Sheen Ltd (M. Saban-Smith Woodturning) 2015-2022. All rights reserved.