Woodturning 201 – Video 1 – Turning a Calabash Bowl

In this Woodturning 201 Workshop Demonstration, Master Woodturner Kirk DeHeer takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a Calabash Bowl. You’ll learn how to choose a blank, safe mounting procedures, proper turning techniques, and how to make a jam chuck. All of it comes together to turn a thin, even-walled calabash bowl perfect for your next get-together.

Woodturning 201 – Video 1 – Turning a Calabash Bowl

2 thoughts on “Woodturning 201 – Video 1 – Turning a Calabash Bowl”

  1. An absolute excellent demonstration. I thoroughly enjoyed and understood Kirk’s explanations. His patience, knowledge and skill came through loud and clear. I’ll be certainly recommending this video to my woodturning friends. Thank you.

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  2. Kirk: I enjoyed the new video. In the video you talk about tool rest height. I think a good video would be to show different tools (bowl gouge, spindle gouge, scrapers, etc.) and the pros and cons of the tool rest height needed for a good finish. After years of turning I found that tool rest height can make or break the project. Beginners struggle with this and would find your instruction very helpful.

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