• Repairing crack bowls

    Repair a Cracked Bowl Blank

    If you’re a woodturner, CA glue is one of your best friends. It’s perfect for doing spot repairs on your bowls and spindles. There are a variety of viscosities of cyanoacrylate glue available. I typically use medium or thick for these repairs. Accelerator for the glue isn’t a must, but it’s handy to have. In…

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  • Cove cut bowl

    Making a 3-Point Bowl

    Have you ever seen a bowl that has a rim with three pointy tips rather than a contiguous round shape? This is commonly referred to as a three-point bowl, and many experienced woodturners are perplexed when asked to guess how one would make such a bowl. By its appearance, one might guess that you would…

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  • Gluing Countertop Material for Turning

    Gluing Countertop Material for Turning

    Solid countertop material is excellent for turning bowls and other projects on a lathe, but it’s important to properly glue together multiple layers before you start turning. The key is using the right glue. George Vondriska teaches you how to use CA glue from Titebond to create a tight, seamless seal that will last forever…

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  • Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado - Part 4

    Using Hand Tools to Cut a Dado: Part 4

    In the final installment of our four-part series on cutting dadoes with hand tools, George Vondriska teaches you how to properly use a router plane to finish up the dado that you’ve scribed, hand sawn, and cleared. The unique design of the router plane’s depth of cut allows you to cleanly cut away at the…

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  • Finishing Bowl Bottoms on a Lathe

    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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