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Using Carbide Lathe Chisels on Solid Surface Materials

Woodworking expert George Vondriska teaches you about the benefits of using carbide-tipped lathe chisels for turning bowls made from solid materials like countertop. He’s constantly impressed with how well the carbide stands up against the countertop material, and he thinks you will be, too!

Sign Your Work

Sign Your Work A few years ago I reworked a set of candle sticks for the local Masonic Lodge, stripping off the many layers of old paint and exposing the fine details. As I handled the hollow candle sticks I could hear something rattling around inside one of them. I finally pried off the bottom…

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4 Glues to Stick With

There is a boat load of great wood glue in the market place, and this can be confusing. This story will help you narrow your arsenal down to four must-have types of glue, and tell you why you need them, and where you’ll use them. Here are the four go-to glues in my shop. Yellow…

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Cut Leg Flutes Without a Chisel

A well turned leg can make an ordinary leg extraordinary. To put the icing on the cake, just add flutes. Flutes are a decorative element that’s been around for thousands of years. Think of all those fluted columns scattered about ancient Greek and Roman ruins. The fact that fluting is still used today is a…

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No-Sharpen Carbide Lathe Chisels

When I’m teaching students to use a lathe, sharpening is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. Like any woodworking tool, a sharp chisel is much easier and safer to use than a dull one. You just can’t expect good cut quality, or an enjoyable turning experience, from a dull chisel. Unfortunately, lots of turners…

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Delta 12-1/2″ Midi-Lathe Model #46-460

Compact lathes were an instant success when they first hit the market. Their low cost and portability opened the doors to prospective turners who lacked the funds or space required for full size lathes. Unlike most of us as we mature over the years, compact lathes have grown in power, capacity and refinement without putting…

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Delta Midi Lathes

The newest Delta midi lathe pack big features. Have a look, first, at the Midi Lathe 46-460, $599. Electronic variable speed on this machine allows you to dial in the rpms, from 250-4000. There’s no easier way to change speed on a lathe than electronic variable speed. It’s uncommon to see such a low rpm…

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Cat Litter Pails as Shop Storage

I have a relatively small shop – 12′ x 24′. Since I do a lot of turning – from large salad bowls to pens, bottle stoppers and night-lights – I keep a large stock of small parts and pieces. (Actually, I’m a bit of wood junkie and can’t throw stuff away.) I also have an…

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