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Turning a Hollow Vessel

I recently checked out a new hollow vessel turning set from Easy Wood Tools . I had the chance to interview the folks from Easy Wood at AWFS, and later had a chance to try out their chisels. What’s a Hollow Vessel? Hollow vessels are a bowl turning project, but instead of a large bowl-type

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Turn an Oil Wand Kaleidoscope

As I’ve stated in earlier articles, my shop (like many others) generates a lot of small pieces of wood, each one precious. My wife just shakes her head and often accuses me of buying scraps! I’ve turned those piles of scrap into lots of fun projects like cribbage boards, serving trays and napkin holders. This

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How to Make a Dibble

How to Make a Dibble for Gardening Using a Lathe

If you, or someone you know, dabbles in gardening, you need to learn how to make a dibble for the dabbler. A dibble is used for planting; it’s very helpful for producing a hole for a bulb or seed, and getting the hole just the right depth. Lathe work Learning how to make a dibble

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How to Free a Stuck Faceplate

Faceplates provide an easy way to get bowl blanks mounted on the lathe. One downside….the direction in which they spin is the same direction in which they tighten. That is, of course, a good thing when it comes to keeping the bowl blank on the lathe. But it can be a bad thing when it

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Making Your Own Turning Blanks

“I had a nice cherry tree go down in my back woods that I would like to use for turning blanks. It is about a foot to 10” across. What is the best way to dry something like this? WWGOA Editor Response: If you want to turn the pieces as logs, which would make natural

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Introduction to Spindle Turning

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Spindle Turning Session 5: Turning Techniques

Roughing, shaping, sanding, finishing… these are the steps required in lathe turning. Shaping is the most fun, involving getting a perfect cylinder, making beads, cutting coves, and turning to a specific diameter with the help of calipers. When to use a gouge, skew, or parting tool for these operations is key. We’ll explain tool use,

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" Sharpening Chisels: High Speed vs Low Speed Grinders "

High Speed Grinders vs. Low Speed Grinders

I love sharpening my lathe chisels on a grinder. It makes for fast sharpening, which means I can get back to my lathe turning quickly. When it comes to sharpening chisels, as opposed to shaping, a metal edge, a low rpm grinder offers a lot of advantages. There are uses for high speed grinders too,

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Add a Curved Accent Stripe to Your Woodworking Project

Add a Curved Accent Stripe to Your Woodworking Project

George Vondriska teaches you how to add a touch of class to the handle of an ice cream paddle or any other lathe-turned kitchen utensil with a curved accent stripe. He cuts a blank of rosewood into two parts on the bandsaw with a gradual curved line, and then demonstrates the proper way to clean

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A Guide to Turning Metal on a Wood Lathe

If you have a wood lathe, you are probably accustomed to turning pens, spindles, and maybe even bowls. The common denominator is that most of the projects that you produce are probably made of wood. There’s no question that turning wood is one of the most fun things that you can do in a shop.

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