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Turning Green Wood
Turning green wood has been Michael O’Donnell’s speciality since 1981. using only local wood he has built an international reputation, not only for his decorated work, made in collaboration with his wife Liz, but also as an instructor with teaching experience in Europe, Scandinavia, America, South Africa & Australia. Michael has also been a regular contributor to Woodworking magazines and published books, ‘Decorating Turned Wood’-2002 and ‘Turning Green Wood’-2000
This video has many stunning close-up shots, and this DVD illustrates how to make six exciting projects. Staring with green wood, fresh from the log, Michael demonstrates the use of cross-grain and end grain techniques. He turns translucently thin bowls, some with natural edged rims and turns a functional bowl using the microwave to dry it before finishing.
This DVD takes the mystery out of tool sharpening. The step by step format shows that tool sharpening is a quick, easy and repeatable process. The versatility of each tool is shown cutting the wood in stunning close-up action. Roughing down blanks, making detail cuts such as beads, coves and Vees, turning cross-grain, end grain and natural edged bowls. An informative printed chart is enclosed showing the shape and bevel angles of the woodturning tools.
DVD: Duration approx: 108 minutes