Process,Techniques & Tools
At theLathe
Layout Process for Carving
Dedicated Carving Work Area
Carving Process
Piercing Process
Thin-wall turning
Thin-walled vessels are created using a fiber optic light inside the form while
hollowing it out.  The wood will become translucent when sufficiently thin.
Photo: Craig Fennell
Using Fiber Optics
Using a flexible vinyl frisket for applying the design
on                         the surface of the form
Using a dental lab handpiece & burs for carving wood.
Using an air-driven dental lab handpiece and dental burs for carving and piercing.
For burs used in the carving and piercing process, please visit J. Paul Fennell's
on-line catalog store
Click Here for details and images of the tools used above.