Live Online Event

John Beaver
Wave Bowls

Saturday, February 27, 2021
3 p.m. Eastern Time


Join us for an action-packed demo with John Beaver who 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’ll be able to go home and do yourself.

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’ll 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.

Additional tricks you’ll learn:

  • 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.
  • How to bend wood in a microwave oven, which is interesting and has many fun applications.
  • 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.