Shrink Pots - A guide to making them. by Bettina Lutzke - Wood Tamer
Shrink Pots - A guide to making them. by Bettina Lutzke - Wood Tamer
Shrink Pots - A guide to making them. by Bettina Lutzke - Wood Tamer
Shrink Pots - A guide to making them. by Bettina Lutzke - Wood Tamer

Shrink Pots - A guide to making them. by Bettina Lutzke

ISBN: 9783757514297

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You can construct a wooden box with a secure, stable wooden connection of two parts without the use of glue, relying solely on natural forces. This structure is referred to as a shrink pot. Utilizing the natural wood drying process, these items are expertly crafted from freshly-harvested branches, known as green wood. A dry wood base is inserted into a newly hollowed-out branch which becomes a snug fit when the wood of the branch dries.

The procedure for making shrink pots is explained and  illustrated in this booklet. Tools are presented and step-by-step instructions guide the reader from start to finish.

This guide is aimed at both beginners and experienced woodcarvers. The step by step instructions are written in an easy to follow way and is accompanied by many drawings. Following these steps you will be able to create your own unique wooden containers that can be used in the kitchen for tea, coffee, spices or sugar, jewellery and more.


  • 28 pages
  • Format: A5 Portrait in 170g matt white
  • Publication Date: 06.02.2023
  • ISBN: 9783757514297
  • Language: English

Bettina Lutzke

About Bettina Lutzke:

When she's not conserving or restoring furniture, Bettina Lutzke is carving all sorts of wooden spoons and wooden boxes, or preparing for one workshop or another to infect others with her enthusiasm for woodcarving. She has been a qualified restorer of objects made of wood and modern materials for over 20 years. Her enthusiasm for wood as a material and historical woodworking techniques led her to spoon carving more than 15 years ago and to shrink pots a few years ago.


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