• 13:35

    2020 Product Showcase: Easy Wood Tools

    Easy Wood Tools introduced a larger version of their hollow vessel chisels. They’ve had mini hollowers available for a while. It’s great to see these larger scale tools in the marketplace. Both sets of chisels are carbide-tipped. What’s the deal with carbide? Carbide-tipped lathe chisels offer the benefit of never needing to be sharpened. When…

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  • 12:40

    How to Repair a Cracked Bowl by Stapling

    If you turn enough bowls, you are bound to have one crack on you as it dries. What should you do when you have a cracked bowl? Some people might throw away the bowl, but I say that’s crazy talk! Think of the cracked bowl as the starting point for a new art project. There…

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  • 18:01

    Pen Turning Tips and Tricks

    Pen turning on a lathe is a lot of fun, and it’s not a difficult process. This video gives you everything you need to know to get started making pens in your shop. Why pens? Pens make great gifts. Graduations, birthdays, weddings…Everyone will have your pens on their wish list. Want to bring a little…

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  • 5:15

    Cutting a Live Edge Bowl Blank Round On a Bandsaw

    Turning a natural form on a lathe, and keeping the bark and natural tree profile intact as you rough out and shape the bowl is a satisfying process. While live edge bowl turning is extremely fun, for people who are new to this art form, there can be some intimidation about the sequence of events.…

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  • 12:01

    Oval Turning

    Have you ever wanted to try oval turning on your lathe? Through the use of multi-axis turning you can do this. Multi-axis turning involves moving the live center to multiple points on your spindle to create a shape that is something other than round, such as an oval. Why might someone want to learn oval…

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  • 4:01

    Making Striped Turning Blanks

    If you enjoy woodturning, you surely spend some time preparing turning blanks. Sometimes it’s nice to work with thick stock and simply cut it to the dimensions that you need. But other times, you might not have thick enough stock, or perhaps you just want to incorporate some different colors into your project to enhance…

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  • 23:48

    Turning a Hollow Vessel

    I recently checked out a new hollow vessel turning set from Easy Wood Tools . I had the chance to interview the folks from Easy Wood at AWFS, and later had a chance to try out their chisels. What’s a Hollow Vessel? Hollow vessels are a bowl turning project, but instead of a large bowl-type…

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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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  • Using a Bowl Gouge
    5:51

    Using a Bowl Gouge

    Cut, don’t scrape your way to better bowl turning. George shows you how to get cleaner, faster cuts with less sanding with a 3/8″ bowl gouge. You’ll learn critical body position and movement along with a neat trick for kick free starts on the bowl rim.

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