Thursday, January 03, 2008

Turning a honey dipper

Here is a video showing Finnish turner Antti Sorvamaa turning a honey dipper. This is a nice project for beginners who have already learnt to use the basic spindle tools. Don't forget that Antti has probably made quite a few of these before, so don't expect to be able to work nearly as fast as he does. Choose straight grained wood, free of knots and figure, and something not to hard. I suspect that he is using moderately dry birch rather than something like dry rock maple.


Anonymous said...

What tool is he using to make the little groves it looks sort of flat, on one side and kind of round on the other.

I would love to know what the name of the tools that he is using.

Great JOB!!

Derek Andrews said...

It looks to me like he is using a roughing gouge, spindle gouge and skew chisel.

He uses the skew chisel to make the grooves. It is an 'oval' skew, that is it has an oval cross section which may make it look curved in the video.