Two Verawood Dishes

I’ve worked with Verawood (and Argentine Lignum Vitae as well which is closely related) in the past so I won’t repeat that information here.

My personal experiences with this wood remain consistent and I would be happy to work with it again, preferably in a larger format.


These pieces measure a diminutive 4.5″ x 2″.

All major cuts were made using the Easy Wood Tool system on my Robust American Beauty lathe, although I do use Robert Sorby bowl gouges for light final passes before sanding.  Forward chucking was in a Nova Chuck, while reverse chucking was done using a Nova Chuck with Cole Jaws.  Sanding was with Abranet screens from Packard Woodworks.  Final finish is Shellawax.

As always, I wish all my readers a great experience in whatever your wood working interests happen to be and to those who like working with lathes especially, do a good turn today!