Category: Turning

Creating Beauty From Diversity

September 24, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr 0

I was finally able to get back on the lathe. See more of my turnings here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…. I took an old chunk of Mesquite firewood and turned a hollow form. I decided to make a lid for it and used a piece of curly Walnut.…

Goodies From SWAT

September 5, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr 0

Many of you know that I attended SWAT this last weekend in August… video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNWih…. While there I picked up a few things. Enjoy. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks for watching.

SWAT 2022 Synopsis

August 30, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

Check out my turnings: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…. We had another successful symposium this year. Many turners and vendors alike say this is the best turning symposium in the country! If you get the chance next year, join us! Great demos, great comradery, and an all around good…

Turning a Stabilized Spalted Sycamore Bowl

August 23, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

Check out my other turnings: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…. I started on this bowl back in June. It was sent to me by Kim Tippin is heavily spalted and got really punky before I got to it. So I stabilized it with Cactus Juice after rough turning to…

Large Juniper Salad Bowl – And a Giftaway

August 16, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

My first attempt to get a promised salad bowl was a failure: https://youtu.be/gd770faMDDk. Several years ago a friend gave me an 11′ Ashe Juniper tree. It was roughly 26 in diameter, but Juniper is VERY craggy. So in an attempt to get her the salad…

How to Ruin a Beautiful Platter – Made From Pallet Wood

August 8, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

Continuing with the Turning on The Cheap theme (playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVLyP…). I decided to show how easy it was to use free wood from a pallet to turn a beautiful platter. As you will see in the video I tried a number of times to completely…

DIY Thin Parting Tool – And Multiangle Economy Bowl

August 1, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

Continuing with the Turning on The Cheap theme (playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVLyP…). I decided to make my own ultra thin parting tool. I ordered and used a high speed steel reciprocating saw blade. Once it was made I made another economy bowl. This one with multiple angles,…

Radial Painting on Platters Demo

July 25, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

Continuing with the Turning on The Cheap theme (playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVLyP…). I was asked to do a live demo for the Worlwide Woodturners Group. In a previous video I turned and prepped these platters for the demo. In this video I will finish them. All in…

Bowl From a Board – aka Economy Bowl

July 18, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

Back to the Turning on The Cheap theme (playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVLyP…). Gary, aka ThePapa1947, has done a number of these and I’ve been wanting to do one of these for some time. I just didn’t have the proper equipment… i.e. parting tool. So when I was…

Walnut Burl – Small Hollow Vessel

July 11, 2022 By Billy Burt Sr Off

I stepped away from the Turning on The Cheap theme (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…) for this video. I picked up this little walnut burl at SWAT a few years ago and thought it was time to do something with it. I decided to go for a wide mouthed…