Project: Erosion Vase

This is a project that we are proud to host by the late master turner Neil Scobie.


Select good timber: close grain, no defects.


Get the shape right: 1 to 1.6. Use a chain.

The Process

  1. Turn between centers.
  1. Drill with round end speed bore drill.
  1. Turn out inside to 6mm wall thickness.
  1. Draw the design on, use a 5b pencil.
  1. Rough out the shape with Proxxon, or…
  1. Pierce the holes with a 3mm diameter.
  1. Sand the carved area with a small soft sander.
  1. Sand the holes with strips of cloth abrasive.
  1. Use gouges if you wish to create a carved area.
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