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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…

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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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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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…

Introduction to Spindle Turning Class + DVD

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  • In-depth Instruction; Over 80 minutes
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WWGOA LIVE! May 2017

Thanks to Charlie Kocourek for helping out with this LIVE event. He did a great job, and was able to answer a lot of veneer related questions. He’s welcome back any time.

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Electric Chainsaw + Log = Wood Turning Blanks

Bowl turners are typically scroungers. They’re constantly on the lookout for cool looking logs they can turn into bowls. Once you’ve got the log, how do you handle it to easily and safely turn it into a wood turning blank? Here’s one approach. Why Logs? When a tree is first cut down, the wood will…

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.…

George’s First Woodworking Project

Thank goodness for Moms, who are so good at saving things from our childhood. In this case, we’re talking about one of the first woodworking projects that George ever made, way back in his junior high school days. Here’s a throwback to how George got started in woodworking, leading to what he’s doing today. Although…

How to Make a Wooden Spatula

A spatula may not look like a typical lathe turning project, but in this case, it is. The lathe is used to shape the handle and add accents. We’ll show you step by step how to make a simple wooden spatula. Getting started Layout the spatula shape. Mark a line 4” from the end to…