Turning Green Wood: An inspiring introduction to the art of turning bowls from freshly felled, unseasoned wood.

Turning Green Wood: An inspiring introduction to the art of turning bowls from freshly felled, unseasoned wood.

by Michael O'Donnell

Paperback(2nd ed.)

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Overview

Turning Green Wood is the latest edition of this best-selling title. In this inspiring and thought-provoking guide, Michael O’ Donnell, one of the foremost exponents of the technique, explains how to harvest and store timber, and how to make the best use of the grain pattern and other properties.


Turning green wood can be made so delicate that it is actually translucent, and the thickness of the wood can be gauged by shining a light through it as you work. Using clear text and spectacular photographs to show exactly how this is done, this book demystifies one of the most admired techniques used by woodturners today. It also features six inspirational projects to make, including: cross-grain translucent bowl, cross-grain natural-edge bowl, end-grain bowl, natural-edge end-grain bowl, natural-edge end-grain goblet and part-turned bowl.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784945589
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 386,872
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Michael O'Donnell is a founding member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and the author of Decorating Turned Wood and Turning Green Wood.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Planning and Preparation

The tree 10

Bowls in the tree 18

Timber and tools 36

Techniques 48

Planning the work 62

Part 2 Turning Goblets and Bowls

Making shavings 68

Translucent cross-grain bowl 70

Natural-edge cross-grain bowl 84

Translucent end-grain bowl 98

Natural-edge end-grain bowl 108

Natural-edge end-grain goblet 116

Part-turned functional bowl 130

About the author 140

Select bibliography 140

Metric conversion table 141

Index 142

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