Well, it’s Winter here in the UK, and a good time to source some green timber & rough turn some bowls.
I’m quite lucky in that I have a few friends who work cutting trees, so getting freshly cut timber isn’t much of a problem, and getting timber that has been cut in the Winter months is probably best if you want to turn natural edge bowls, but is also quicker drying as the sap content is less. Also, the temperature is much lower so that the timber doesn’t dry out so fast, and should give a better chance of the wood drying without cracking.
So, with those thoughts in mind, I set about roughing out some of the green timber I have…..and there’s lots more to be done yet!
Here’s the first 23 of them.
-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!