Posted by David J. Marks August 30, 2014
Unlike most turners who prefer to turn green wood (freshly cut wood that is still wet) I prefer to turn dry wood. One reason is that I have collected a lot of highly figured and unusual wood during my thirty plus years of woodworking, most of which is dry now even if …
Olive wood from California orchards is prone towards developing cracks and checks very easily. It is a beautiful wood and it is stable once it has dried.
Here is what has worked for me in dealing with olive wood for turning. I recommend that you have some Green Wood Sealer on hand.
Anchorseal Green Wood Sealer
I brush green wood …
Last weekend I demonstrated at the Desert Woodturning Roundup in Mesa, Arizona. I had 6 rotations, 2 on combining metal with wood, 2 on gilding turned vessels and 2 on creating patinas on vessels.
There was a great line up of Demonstrators :
J. Paul Fennel who lives in Scottsdale and does some amazing pierced and carved hollow vessels.