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Clean Up a Taper Using a Skew

Once you have a taper turned on your lathe, you’ll need to clean it up. George Vondriska describes how to use a skew to smooth out your taper. He shows you two approaches, scraping and sheering and explains the advantages of each.

Turning a Tenon on a 4-Jaw Chuck

Adding a four-jaw chuck to your turning arsenal can be a real game changer, as these nifty devices can increase your turning efficiency as well as capacity. When you are turning a bowl using a four-jaw chuck, however, it is important to have a good strategy for forming the tenon that will be inserted into…

Custom Wood Travel Mug Using Stave Construction

Woodworkers are constantly on the lookout for good projects that can be built quickly and given as gifts to friends and family members. This custom wooden travel mug project scores a bullseye on that front, providing a highly coveted item that will be useful to any person on your list. The project features stave construction,…

Using Calipers on the Lathe

Frequently, when your turning spindles on the lathe you need to define specific diameters. This is when using calipers on the lathe comes into play. George Vondriska teaches you the step-by-step process for combining the capabilities of a parting tool and calipers to define specific diameters when using the lathe.

How to Save Your Wood Shavings

Most of the time, woodworkers are looking for ways to get rid of the shavings and sawdust from their projects. But every once in a while, when there’s something special about the shavings, you may want to collect and save the sawdust. Here’s a great trick that makes it super simple to grab that cool…

Oval Turning

Have you ever wanted to try oval turning on your lathe? Through the use of multi-axis turning you can do this. Multi-axis turning involves moving the live center to multiple points on your spindle to create a shape that is something other than round, such as an oval. Why might someone want to learn oval…

Finishing Bowl Bottoms on a Lathe

George Vondriska teaches you about the benefits of using a Modern Longworth Chuck System to finish the bottom of a bowl that you are turning on a woodworking lathe. The jaws help to better grip the bowl with a snug fit so that you can more easily craft the bottom of the bowl and get…

WWGOA LIVE! August 2016

It was great to have Jim Heavey on board for our LIVE event, but he ran into some tech issues on his end. We’ll get him back in the future. Thanks to all who tuned in. See you next month.

Shop Storage Made Easy, Pen Turning Techniques & Round Stool DVD

DVD: Shop Storage Made Easy, Pen Turning Techniques & Round Stool minutes. Chapter Topics: Shop Storage Made Easy Storage Bins Case Joinery Measuring for Drawer Cleats Covering Exterior Screw Heads Cabinet Top, Door and Back Upgrade Version of Cabinet Laminated Top Construction Measuring Egg-Crate Dividers Cutting Egg-Crate Dividers Storage Solutions Pen Turning Techniques Shopping List…

Pen Turning Basics

Turning pens on the lathe is a project that’s fun and, with the right instruction, easy to do. In this woodturning project, George Vondriska provides information and demonstration about tool requirements and material selections for preparing your blanks for turning, mounting your blank on the lathe, techniques for turning on the lathe, sanding and finishing,…