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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.

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…

Cool Products from AWFS

I love going to tool shows. I attended AWFS 2019 in Las Vegas, and here are some of the great products I spotted while I was there. Hollowing Chisels and Wire Burning Kit Easy Wood Tools is ready to help you turn smarter, not harder. They’re Mini Hollower Set, $286, is designed for smaller-scale hollow…

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Wood Turning Techniques 3-Video Set (DVD + Download)

Description 3-Video Set: Wood Turning Techniques (DVD + Download) Learning to turn wood on a lathe is a skill many woodworkers look to master. For the novice woodworker, the thought of turning wood can be intimidating. Advanced woodworkers want new wisdom and tips from experienced turners to allow them to further their talents. Whether you’re…

Sharpening Chisels and Plane Irons

The safest tool is a sharp tool. Lots of woodworkers cringe at the idea of sharpening their plane irons, bench chisels, lathe chisels….because they’re afraid of ruining the tool. This is where tool sharpening systems pay off. They help take the guesswork out of sharpening, and make sharpening easier. And if sharpening is easy to…

Lathe Project: Turn a Small Lidded Box

Turning a lidded box is a great lathe project. They make great gifts and are easy to create using basic turning skills. This woodworking class provides tips for hollowing the narrow, deep interior, creating decorative chatter on the lid and using a specialty chuck for the entire turning process. Look for a chuck on which…

Handmade Items for a Special Dinner DVD

Description DVD: Handmade Items for a Special Dinner 104 minutes. Chapter Topics: Wine Bottle Cooler The Kit Calculating the Staves Table Saw Setup Glue Up Adding Accent Strips Final Assembly Square the Ends Glue the Base Setup for Turning Mount on the Lathe Rough to Rounds Cut off Temporary End Make a Shoulder Shaping Sanding…

Determining Lathe Height Placement

“I am new to woodturning. I have purchased a used Woodfast, 20 x 16 lathe. It needs a base or stand. My question is, how do I determine the correct spindle height as it relates to me?” Submitted by: tb4x4 WWGOA Editor Response: As a general rule you’ll have the spindle at a comfortable height…

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Lathe Maintenance

Lathes take a lot of abuse from the moisture from wood turnings, and it’s a good idea to care for your lathe as part of a routine maintenance effort. Woodworking expert George Vondriska shows how he keeps his lathe running at peak performance at all times. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.