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Wood Lathe: Protect Your Lathe Tool Rest

If your lathe chisels, especially skews, have sharp corners on them, they’re probably digging into the lathe tool rest every time you use them. That makes for a lot of filing to keep the tool rest smooth. Here’s an easy way to make sure your chisels never get the chance to dig into the lathe…

Straightening a Lathe Tool Rest

Wood lathes don’t require too much maintenance, but to keep your cuts going smoothly you should give the tool rest some TLC every once in a while. It’s easy to do, and will make your lathe work go much better. Related Video: Wood Lathe: Protect Your Lathe Tool Rest

Using CA Glue to Repair a Punky Turning

George Vondriska teaches you how to use CA glue to salvage any turning project that has a rotted or punky patch. He demonstrates this simple woodworking tip on a piece of spalted maple that he’s turning into a bowl. By applying multiple coats of medium viscosity CA glue while the piece is on the lathe,…

Time for Green Wood Turning

There are some distinct advantages to turning green wood instead of dry wood, especially for bowls. Although working with green wood can make the cutting process easier, there are some downsides you need to know about. Watch to see if green wood turning is right for you. Related Videos: Drying Wood In A Microwave Chemically…

Lathe Turning: Shearing Beads

No one likes sanding (or very few people do). Reduce your sanding time on the lathe by learning to shear beads with a skew chisel. With a little practice your beads will be smoooooooth.

Unique Woodturning: Crafting Bowls from Laminated Beams

Woodturners always exhibit creativity and resourcefulness, especially when finding materials for their woodturning projects. From synthetic countertops to deer antlers, their choices are always unique. This time, watch as George takes on an unexpected challenge: turning a laminated beam into a stunning bowl. The Right Tools for Turning Laminated Beams Laminated beams contain a significant…

Lathe Safety

One of the most enjoyable tools in many shops is the wood lathe, but before you turn yours on again, review George Vondriska’s lathe safety tips. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

Using a 4 Jaw Chuck When Turning a Bowl

Woodturning is a blast, and we at WWGOA love to make videos that cover lathe techniques. But like anything worthwhile, there is some setup involved before the real fun can begin. With woodturning one of the key steps is to get your work piece mounted securely on the lathe. There are numerous ways that this…

Gluing Countertop Material for Turning

Solid countertop material is excellent for turning bowls and other projects on a lathe, but it’s important to properly glue together multiple layers before you start turning. The key is using the right glue. George Vondriska teaches you how to use CA glue from Titebond to create a tight, seamless seal that will last forever…

Getting Started in Lathe Turning

Lathe turning is an incredibly fun hobby, and is one of my favorite woodworking tasks. I’m frequently asked, “How do I get started turning?” I’ve answered this question a number of times, and it’s nice to hear someone else’s thoughts on this. Luckily Paul Zaspel was recently in my shop. He’s a relatively new woodturner,…