Topic: Wave Vessel
May 7th 2022 Demo Starts at 9am - Zoom Meeting
In this action packed demo John will show two different ways to make his signature wave
vessels. For the first piece, John will take a block of wood, cut it apart, add a contrasting wood
to create the wave and show you how to put it back together keeping the grain aligned. With a
bandsaw, a few clamps and basic turning tools, this is a project you will be able to go home and
The second piece will be a protruding wave bowl from a rough turned bowl. For this piece John
will use his custom jig to cut a turned bowl into pieces. He will then modify the elements and put
it all back together. This piece has a higher skill level but there are many tricks that may help
you with some of your own designs.
While the design of the wave is the feature of this presentation, there are many additional tricks
you will learn. John will show you safe ways to cut a round bowl on a bandsaw with almost any
angle, and put it back together keeping the walls and grain aligned perfectly. You will learn how
to bend wood in a microwave oven, which is interesting and has many fun applications. You will
learn how to precisely turn a bowl smaller keeping the proportions exact. Most importantly, John
hopes you will be able to use these ideas and tips to change and improve your own designs.