• 3:30

    Using a Lathe Drill Chuck

    If you own a lathe, you know all about putting a spur center in the headstock and a live center in the tailstock. You may not be familiar with mounting a drill chuck on your lathe. There are LOTS of good reasons for adding this accessory to your collection of lathe tools. What do I…

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  • DIY Bottle Opener Handle
    21:51

    DIY Bottle Opener Handle

    This is such a fun project, and it’s something that lots of people will like. That means it’s a great gift, or it’s something you can make and sell to help monetize your woodworking hobby. Inlay One of the distinctive features of the handle is what looks like a very complex inlay. Once the handle…

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  • 8:05

    Working with Casting Resin

    If you want to get off of the beaten path just a bit in your woodshop, one good way is to explore the possibilities of working with materials other than wood. You’ve seen George work with Antler, brass, and most recently, casting resin. Casting resin opens up worlds of new possibilities because you have the…

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  • 17:06

    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.…

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  • 1:35

    How to Free a Stuck Faceplate

    Faceplates provide an easy way to get bowl blanks mounted on the lathe. One downside….the direction in which they spin is the same direction in which they tighten. That is, of course, a good thing when it comes to keeping the bowl blank on the lathe. But it can be a bad thing when it…

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  • 14:36

    Using a Woodturning Hook Tool

    A hollow vessel is a beautiful, delicate object that is lightweight, has a very small opening, and invites all sorts of questions about how it was made. Turning a hollow vessel on a lathe is a challenging project, but it is an accomplishment that is fun, exciting, and within reach of an experienced turner when…

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  • 8:34

    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…

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  • Overcome Chatter on the Lathe
    7:11

    Overcome Chatter on the Lathe

    You can turn just about anything that is round on a lathe, within the length and diameter constraints of your machine. But when you turn a spindle to a long, thin shape, you will invariably encounter the work piece beginning to vibrate under pressure from your lathe chisel. The next thing that you’ll notice is…

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  • 5:49

    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 wooden spatula. Getting started Lay out the spatula shape. Mark out a line 4” from the end…

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