Johnson Wood Products
Quality Gunstocks Since 1960
We offer un-surfaced turning squares in Walnut, Cherry, and Butternut. Sizes range from 1” to 5” square. Please Contact Us for pricing information or to order.
Bowl Squares are offered in Walnut, Cherry, Hackberry and Butternut. Limited sizes are available in Red Oak, White Oak, Red Elm, Black Ash, Bitter Hickory, and Hard Maple. Very limited sizes are available in Fancy Walnut. Sizes vary from 4” to 15” Diameter and 1-1/2" to 5 1/2" Thick. Not all species available in all sizes at all times. Please Contact Us for pricing information or to order.
Photo of Walnut Bowl Squares
Bowl Squares are sold seperatly or in the Bowl Turners Box mentioned below
Wood Turners Box, Bowl Turners Box or Carvers Box
These specials are ideal for the home craftsman, spindle or bowl turner, and wood carver who does not require a specific size of wood. Each special box contains a variety of quality hardwood cut to random sizes Boxes weigh approximately 65 lbs. depending on specie of wood used. The carver special will contain more rectangular and square pieces more suitable for carving. In addition to other hard woods, the carvers special will contain more Basswood and Butternut and may not total 65 lbs. However, the volume remains the same. For an added fee, we will supply boxes of all Walnut or all Basswood. Please Contact Us to order.
Our Bowl Turners Box was featured in Better Homes and Gardens Wood Magazine as the No. 1 item on the Workshop Wish List in 1995.
Wood Turners & Carvers
Don’t take wood cold or sub-zero temperatures into a shop with high heat and low humidity and immediately start a project. First give the wood a chance to equalize with heat and humidity in shop- preferably 2 weeks or longer.
Don’t start a project, such as a large bowl or carving leaving large areas of end grain exposed to heat and low humidity. If project cannot be completed and final finish applied, always apply some kind of temporary sealer, such as paste wax, shellac, lacquer, etc. , which can easily be removed before finishing.
A few simple precautions will insure against some of the basic issues which seem to plague many wood turners and carvers.
If you have questions reguarding these tips please contact us and we will help you to the best of our knowledge.
Corridor Woodwokers Club
Cedar Rapids, IA
Randy Johnson, center of photo, explains the large selection of turning wood to visitors during a trip to Johnson Wood Products
Contact us if you belong to a woodworking club and would like to schedule a group tour!