Category: You Tube Videos

Prepping Platters For a Live Demo

June 27, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr 0

This video serves two purposes. One is to show you an easy way to make and embellish a platter from thin stock as I referenced here: https://youtu.be/GVLyPCjUwHM. The other is to prep two plaltters for an upcoming live demo for worldwidewoodturners.org. I will treat both…

Turn Talk 12 – Turning on the Cheap

June 20, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr 0

After my “I Quit” video (https://youtu.be/6GGMurMc2Ko), many of my viewers expressed a desire for me to return to the more educational vids. This is the first attempt. In this video I talk about cheap or even free options for finding turning stock. I hope it…

Scrolled Bowl – Cast in Resin

June 13, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr 0

Ok, one last resin project. But I just had to! I scrolled a stacked bowl and filled is with resin. It came out awesome and I love it! Gloss lacquer finish then buffed this with Ack’s Abrasive Paste and then Ack’s Polish/Restoring Paste. Enjoy. If…

Arizona Ash River Platter

June 6, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr 0

As I was processing bowl blanks from the Arizona Ash I cut 1.5 to 2 inches of the pith out. I then cut those slabs to remove the pith and set them aside to dry. I decided to take two of these halves and make…

Church Box – For Taking Lunch to Church

June 2, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

My wife has been wanting a box to carry lunch to church. She’s been using a carboard box and it has seen its better days. It’s a simple box made from glued up pine fence board and box joint joinery. Finished with water based polyurethane.…

Centrifugal Embellishment – Wild Pear

May 23, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

I really like this effect and it’s a quick way to embellish an otherwise lackluster piece. Such was not the case with this piece of Wild Pear. Some of the heart wood had some very nice character, but most of it would have been turned…

Turn Talk #11 – Decisions

May 20, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

I decided to call this particular series Turn Talk. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I figured it was time. This episode is about the decisions we often need or choose to make as woodturners. Some of these decisions can…

The River Bowl Refinished

May 16, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

I originally finished this bowl with polyurethane. But it didn’t dry on top of the Cocobolo for about a year. So I just left it sitting in a shelf in the shop. By the time it had dried it was dull and splotchy in places…