Woodturning Techniques

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  • CA Glue as a Pen Finish

    CA Glue as a Pen Finish

    George Vondriska shows you how to use CA glue as a great alternative wood finish for the pens that you turn. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original.

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  • Bowl Turning Paper Joints

    Bowl Turning Paper Joints

    George Vondriska teaches you how to use a paper joint for your bowl turning. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  • Pen Turning Techniques

    Pen Turning Techniques

    Making pens and pencils on the lathe is a lot of fun and easy once you know a few of the woodworking tricks. George Vondriska provides you with a complete shopping list of what you’ll need to turn slimline (7 mm) pens and pencils, and takes you through what you need to know to turn

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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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    Separating Bowl Turning Paper Joints

    “How do you separate a bowl turning paper joint and which glue is best?” Submitted by: ebjuel WWGOA Editor Response: After the bowl has been sanded and finished, with the bowl still on the lathe, place the point of a wide bench chisel (1″ or more) directly on the paper seam in the paper joint.

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  • ask wwgoa

    Turning Tapered Spindles

    “I need to turn several tapered spindles to create karate staffs. They are 1/4″ wide at one end and 1″ at the other end. Each staff is 36″ long. I will connect them with pool cue connectors in the middle. They need to be consistent in weight and taper. Any ideas?” Submitted by: Bflodder WWGOA

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  • How to turn a spindle on a lathe

    Spindle Turning Basics

    Lathe turning can be lots of fun, but I know that some woodworkers are intimidated by the prospect of a piece of wood spinning against a tool at a high rpm. This article will help you overcome some of those concerns and, hopefully, help turn you on to turning. It’ll take you through safely mounting

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