George Vondriska teaches you how to complete a sheering cut with a bowl gouge in order to face off the rough end grain on a spindle. He demonstrates the proper technique, which involves making a small shoulder at the end of your spindle material and turning the gouge to start the sheer. You’ll end up with a smooth, sloping end to your spindle that will look great and won’t catch.


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  • Farooq Aziz
  • Brian Jenkins

    What kind of wood is that, and how did you get the inlay?

    • Customer Service

      Hi, Brian! I’m fairly certain the wood is jatoba. Check out this video to learn how to put in an accent stripe.