|Tip: German-Style Ring Turning|
German-Style Ring Turning
The traditional technique of ring turning involves turning a blank piece of wood with a certain profile on both sides so that when cut in pie sections through the center, a shape is revealed on the cut edge. In order to obtain correct shape and detail, negative templates must be made and used for this purpose. Any errors in following the template (or cutting too deep) will affect the overall image if corrections are attempted to the shape. Using templates requires marking the blank at key points before and during the shaping process.