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    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…

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  • Understanding a Starter Set of Lathe Chisels
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    Understanding a Starter Set of Lathe Chisels

    Are you ready to buy your first set of lathe chisels? Do you need a gouge, scraper, or parting tool? Or all of the above? Here’s some great buying advice that will help you choose your chisels. In addition to learning what chisels you need, you’ll see how the chisels are used.

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  • Lathe Project - Make a Coffee Scoop
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    Lathe Project: Make a Coffee Scoop

    Any coffee lover will appreciate this project; a custom turned coffee scoop. The turning process is pretty straight forward, but there are some tricks in mounting the blank and fastening the scoop to the wooden handle. Decaf or regular, this scoop will help keep your coffee habit satisfied.

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  • How to Power Sharpen a Round Lathe Chisel
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    How to Power Sharpen a Round Lathe Chisel

    Once you get the hang of it, sharpening gouges and round scrapers for your lathe on a low rpm grinder is very fast, letting you get back to turning quickly. The sharpening can be done freehand, but you’ve got to master a few tricks to make sure you get the sharpening right. Thankfully, the tricks…

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  • Make a Hummingbird Feeder - Turned Woodworking Gifts
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    Make a Hummingbird Feeder

    “Hey, that project is for the birds!” In this case, it really is. This hummingbird feeder is a great lathe project, and will make a great gift. It also teaches some great turning techniques, including making a jam chuck in order to mount the turning. Resource: Hummingbird Feeder Craft Supplies www.woodturnerscatalog.com (800) 551-8876

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  • Wood Lathe: Protect Your Lathe Tool Rest
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    Wood Lathe: Protect Your Lathe Tool Rest

    If your lathe chisels, especially skews, have sharp corners on them, they’re probably digging into the lathe tool rest every time you use them. That makes for a lot of filing to keep the tool rest smooth. Here’s an easy way to make sure your chisels never get the chance to dig into the lathe…

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  • Straightening a Lathe Tool Rest
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    Straightening a Lathe Tool Rest

    Wood lathes don’t require too much maintenance, but to keep your cuts going smoothly you should give the tool rest some TLC every once in a while. It’s easy to do, and will make your lathe work go much better. Related Video: Wood Lathe: Protect Your Lathe Tool Rest

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  • Time for Green Wood Turning
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    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…

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  • How to Face Off and Turn End Grain - Woodworking Video
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    How to Face Off and Turn End Grain

    George Vondriska teaches you how to complete a sheering cut with a bowl gauge in order to face off the rough end grain on a spindle. He demonstrates the proper technique, which involves making a small shoulder at the end of your spindle material and turning the gouge to start the sheer. You’ll end up…

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