• Turning a Bowl Made from Crotch Wood
    9:10

    Turning a Bowl Made from Crotch Wood

    Watch as George Vondriska turns a hefty chunk of maple crotchwood into a beautifully finished bowl. He walks you step-by-step through the woodworking process for turning a bowl made from crotch wood with “drama” by utilizing the unique lines and features of the wood.

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  • Mounting a Spindle in a Four Jaw Chuck
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    Mounting a Spindle in a Four Jaw Chuck

    When turning a spindle on a lathe, it can be difficult for most woodworkers to mount the spindle blank parallel to the axis of the lathe, so George Vondriska teaches you how to find the center of the wood with a crosshatch and a four jaw chuck.

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  • Add a Curved Accent Stripe to Your Woodworking Project
    5:03

    Add a Curved Accent Stripe to Your Woodworking Project

    George Vondriska teaches you how to add a touch of class to the handle of an ice cream paddle or any other lathe-turned kitchen utensil with a curved accent stripe. He cuts a blank of rosewood into two parts on the bandsaw with a gradual curved line, and then demonstrates the proper way to clean…

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  • Finishing Bowl Bottoms on a Lathe
    5:36

    Finishing Bowl Bottoms on a Lathe

    George Vondriska teaches you about the benefits of using a Modern Longworth Chuck System to finish the bottom of a bowl that you are turning on a woodworking lathe. The jaws help to better grip the bowl with a snug fit so that you can more easily craft the bottom of the bowl and get…

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  • How to Hollow Wood After a Turning
    2:09

    How to Hollow Wood After a Turning

    George Vondriska demonstrates how to hollow wood and the benefits of using hollowing specific tools when turning items with a small neck hole to finish the interior of the turn. Learn a new turning technique as George delicately hollows the interior of a small flower pot.

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  • Using Calipers on the Lathe
    3:57

    Using Calipers on the Lathe

    Frequently, when your turning spindles on the lathe you need to define specific diameters. This is when using calipers on the lathe comes into play. George Vondriska teaches you the step-by-step process for combining the capabilities of a parting tool and calipers to define specific diameters when using the lathe.

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  • Clean Up a Taper Using a Skew
    5:11

    Clean Up a Taper Using a Skew

    Once you have a taper turned on your lathe, you’ll need to clean it up. George Vondriska describes how to use a skew to smooth out your taper. He shows you two approaches, scraping and sheering and explains the advantages of each.

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  • Turning a Taper
    6:33

    Turning a Taper

    George Vondriska demonstrates how to turn an attractive, smooth taper starting from a large diameter to a small. You’ll learn how to use a roughing gouge and the importance of always working from the large end of the taper to the small end to avoid chipping. With some practice and a steady hand, you’ll be…

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  • Burning Accent Lines on a Lathe
    2:30

    Burning Accent Lines on a Lathe

    George Vondriska teaches you a neat trick for burning accent lines into a dabble while it spins on the woodworking lathe. He recommends using recycled guitar strings pulled tight across the spinning piece. This will create friction and in turn burn lines into the gardening tool or any other project you may build.

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