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.
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Build a Cribbage Board
George Vondriska and A.J. Moses discuss the process for making a cribbage board from scrap wood in your woodworking shop. These cribbage board plans are included in the WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Read the article Make a Cribbage Board with Peg Storage to get step-by-step instructions and a cut list for this…Watch Now >>
A Laser Engraver in Your Shop
George Vondriska demonstrates how to use an Epilog laser engraver to etch text and pictures on items in your woodworking workshop. A Woodworkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Laser Engraver provided by Epilog Laser. For more information, visit www.epiloglaser.com More Videos from Epilog: Cutting Templates and Inlays With a Laser EngraverWatch Now >>
Coiling a Bandsaw Blade
George Vondriska demonstrates how to properly coil and store a large band saw blade for DIY woodworking projects. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.Watch Now >>
Cabinet Door Assembly
When creating a cabinet door, it is critical to keep the wood flat and square. George Vondriska provides practical tips on how to assemble door panels using a parallel jaw clamp. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video. Steel Bar Clamps provided by Jorgensen. For more information, visit www.ponytools.comWatch Now >>
What is the best way for a lathe to turn, rotating towards or away from you.
You want the the machine rotating so that the top of the workpiece is rotating toward you for cutting operations. For sanding, some turners like to run the machine the other way so that they can sand at the top of the project rather than the bottom.
where do I find the lathe speed chart?
Here is a resource that describes some guidelines in this area:
Where can you get one of the face shields with built in air filtration?
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The shield/respirator is a Trend Air Shield Pro. It’s available from retailers like Rockler and Woodcraft.