How to choose the right lathe
Are you a beginner woodturner and don´t know what lathe to buy? Learn the basics about choosing a lathe.
Turning a Board Bowl
This is an exercise in turning which can open up new vistas and potentials for any turner. A form of segmented turning best described as "STACK LAMINATE TURNING", this is...Read more
Mystical Magic Box
TOOLS REQUIRED: BOWL GOUGE (FINGERNAIL PREFERRED) SPINDLE GOUGE (FINGERNAIL PREFERRED) BEDAN (SUGGESTED/OPTIONAL) CURVED SCRAPER SCROLL CHUCK LIVE CENTER/DRIVE CENTER SMALL SQUARE / TRYSQUARE / RULER / COMPASS BANDSAW LATHE MATERIALS:...Read more
Turning a Bowl the Western Way
NOTE: These directions assume that the turner will use a scroll chuck. TOOLS REQUIRED: ½” bowl gouge w/ fingernail profile 3/8” bowl gouge w/fingernail profile 3/8” bedan 3/8” spindle...Read more
Ask a Mentor. Solve your woodturning problems.
I’m having trouble with torn and coarse grain in some of my turnings. Sometimes it’s so bad I can’t even sand it out. How can I fix this? This is...Read more
Platters Platters Platters
Ready for even more fun at the lathe? Try turning a platter!!! So…just what is a platter? And when is a bowl a platter or vice-versa? And how about plates?...Read more