Workshop & turning videos

Huizbirn wood workshop & turning videos

Holzwerkstatt von Huizbirn

My workshop

My workshop is limited to around 13 m². In the summer, I like to go outside when I'm not doing woodwork when I'm not doing wood turning.

My hobby requires a lot of wood supplies, some of which are stored in the house, in the wood storage on the property or at my mother's.

My most important woodworking equipment includes:

  • Wood band saw
  • lathe
  • Angle grinder with speed control
  • Belt sander
  • Chop saw
  • Wet grinder for grinding various tools
  • Various hand tools such as carving knives

Turning a wooden nutmeg mill made of oak

Steps when turning a wooden nutmeg mill made of oak

In this video I show how I turn a unique wooden nutmeg mill made of oak.

The individual work steps leading up to the finished nutmeg mill are divided into:

  • Cut the wooden blank to 11.7 cm
  • Drill a hole to feed the nutmeg
  • Turn round between the points, turn the holder for the jaw chuck
  • Form the outer shape, drill holes in the bottom of the mill
  • Sanding, oiling & polishing
  • Assemble a wooden nutmeg mill

Turning an XL wooden bowl made of walnut

Steps for turning a large wooden bowl made of walnut

In this video I'll briefly show you how I turn a large wooden bowl .

The individual work steps leading up to a finished wooden bowl are divided into:

  • Roughly cut the wooden blank
  • Screw on the face plate
  • Turn carefully at low speed and turn tenons for the jaw chuck
  • Shaping, grinding & polishing the outer shape
  • Clamp the blank in the jaw chuck to turn the inner shape
  • Grind & polish the inside
  • Oil the wood, let it dry, polish it

Turning wooden bottle cap

Steps for turning a wooden wine stopper

In this video I briefly show how a wine stopper is turned.

The individual work steps leading up to the finished wine stopper are divided into:

  • Cutting wood
  • Mark the centers of the workpiece
  • Turn the pre-turning and tenons for the jaw chuck
  • Pre-turn the lower part of the wooden bottle cap and pre-drill the screw opening
  • Clamp the workpiece to turn the upper part of the wooden bottle cap
  • Sand wine stoppers with sandpaper and polishing paste
  • Oil the wood and let it dry
  • Polish the wood and screw in the kit
  • The unique wooden gift is ready :-)

Turning a wooden pizza cutter

Steps for turning a wooden pizza cutter

A little insight into how a pizza cutter with a wooden handle is turned.

The individual work steps up to the wooden handle pizza cutter are divided into:

  • Cutting wood
  • Mark the centers of the workpiece
  • Pre-turn between the points and turn tenons for the jaw chuck
  • Pre-turn the front part of the wooden pizza cutter and pre-drill the screw opening
  • Clamp the workpiece to turn the rear part of the pizza cutter
  • Sand the wooden handle with sandpaper and polish with polishing paste
  • Oil the wood and let it dry
  • Polish wood
  • Screw in the wood screw or glue it in with 2-component adhesive, screw in the kit
  • Wooden gift is ready :)

Turning a wooden bowl with a natural edge made of wild cherry

Steps when turning a wooden bowl with a natural edge

Here I show how to use the bowl tube to create a natural edge decorative bowl made of wild cherry wood.

The following steps are necessary:

  • Select the blank and mark the center
  • Pre-cut roughly on the band saw
  • Fix the face plate to the workpiece with wood screws and clamp it on the lathe
  • Turn the outer mold, turn on the recess in order to be able to clamp the blank on the jaw chuck
  • Grind
  • Turn the workpiece over and clamp it with the jaw chuck using a recess
  • Turn the inside, you have to check the wall thickness again and again so that the bowl has a visually appealing shape and you don't "turn through" the process.
  • Grind
  • Oil the wood and polish if necessary

Turning a wooden vase

Steps in turning a wooden vase

Here I am working on an ash tree branch with a chisel to turn it into a wooden vase.

The individual work steps when turning the wooden vase are divided into:

  • Cut the wood to length depending on the desired length of the wooden vase
  • Mark the middle
  • Pre-turn between the points, turn round and turn tenons for the jaw chuck
  • Clamp it in the jaw chuck and turn it into the desired shape
  • Drill a hole for the glass insert
  • Finish turning and sanding the surface with the chisel
  • Oil, let dry, polish
  • The great wooden gift for women is ready :-)

Turning Easter decorations out of wood

Steps when turning an Easter decoration

This is how my turned Steirerwuserl are created - the individual work steps when turning the Easter chicks are divided into the following steps:

  • Cut the wood to length depending on the desired length of the wooden figure
  • Mark the middle
  • Roughly pre-turn between the points, turn round and turn tenons for the jaw chuck
  • Clamp it using a jaw chuck and turn it into the desired shape
  • Finish turning and sanding the surface with the chisel
  • Paint or decorate as you wish and give as a gift