Woodturning: Using a Bowl Gouge

By lou zabohonski jr.
lou zabohonski jr.

Woodturning is my dream. I was introduced to woodturning 25 years ago when I took an introductory class for a 5-in-1 machine my wife encouraged me to buy. For the next 20 years, I experimented on my own, doing all types of turning. Six years ago I decided to take my skills to the next level, and started taking some formal classes. One particular weekend with master woodturner David Ellsworth took me beyond my comfort zone, and allowed me to create bowls with natural edges and thin walled vessels the size of a volley ball hollowed through a hole the size of a quarter. With these skills and the encouragement of my family I began to sell my work at craft fairs, consignment shops, and through the internet. I now spread my love of the craft through demonstrations. Woodturning is not just an avocation for me, it is a passion.

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