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Woodturning #1: David Marks Turns a 400 Pound Hollow Vessel!

08-04-2016 08:42 PM by CharlieK | 7 comments »

View on YouTube I met with David Marks while he was still in the early stages of his greatest woodturning project (yet!). He showed my the specialized lathe tools he uses for very large hollow vessel turnings and some of his woodturning tricks! He also explained his amazing methods for storing, drying and stabilizing wood for his wood turning projects. The scale of this woodturning project is amazing! The blank for this turning project weighed 400 pounds! Even the tools he use...

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Learning From the Best and Learning From Failure

04-05-2016 07:34 PM by MatthewTruax | 4 comments »

So after working with wood for the past two years and landing a few commissions here and there building dining room tables, I heard that there was a gentleman who went to my church that wanted to meet me. His name is Don and he is 83 years old. Of course, I was extremely intimidated from the get go because he had, I was told, been a furniture maker his entire life. Finally after missing him several weeks in a row, I met him at a dinner function. We got to talking and showing e...

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Project to learn woodturning. #1: My Chess Set

02-25-2016 03:13 PM by JWags | 0 comments »

My son asked me to make him a chess set. I used his request as a long awaited excuse to buy a lathe and learn to turn wood. This chess set was my first experiment. There are 7 videos so far in the series. Pawns: https://youtu.be/UkUebt6lGNc Rooks: https://youtu.be/QbpCcqfV40w Bishops: https://youtu.be/U2gRbqZxhAo Knights: https://youtu.be/ByJ6N10F7VI Queens: https://youtu.be/gKTjNT9QCb4 Kings: https://youtu.be/_5RzpgGJTsg Finishing Part 1: https://youtu.be/CUl8wjUH...

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Woodturning a simple candle holder

12-12-2015 02:09 PM by Chris McDowell | 3 comments »

Before this project, I had never made anything other than pens on the lathe. I had some scrap pieces from an oak pallet and I decided to laminate them together and experiment. I didn’t know what it would be when I started. I had thought maybe do a little Christmas tree, but then it started looking like a candle holder, so I just went with that. I don’t have a chuck, so I just turned it between a spur center and the tail-stock. I can really see the value of having a chuck now...

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Woodturning - Making a Cocobolo Pen

11-13-2015 06:32 PM by Chris McDowell | 2 comments »

I got a lathe in June 2015. It’s a Rikon mini lathe. For more on it, watch this video. Anyway, It sat unused until October 2015 when I was finally able to purchase some tools. To learn how to turn, I am starting with pens. I got everything I needed to make pens and have made 2 on this lathe. The first two pens I made were at a friend’s shop. He invited me to check out his shop and showed me how to turn pens. I knew then that I needed a lathe because it was just fun to turn out ...

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This is No Bull!

07-31-2015 04:33 PM by BrentH | 6 comments »

No Bull! —My neighbor was pretty impressed when I told him I’d entered a bowl in the County Fair—until he realized it wasn’t spelled “B-U-L-L”. Still, I did all right. I think the prize money is $5. I’ve always told my wife that someday my woodworking would pay off! (Original details of this project were posted on 7/22/15.)

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Free Wood for Turning & ??

07-24-2015 04:32 PM by woodmaker | 7 comments »

Picked up a slab of Cyrus at the Habitat for humanity for $10.00 for this beauty. What should I do with this; any ideas? A friend of mine had a Poplar tree go down so he cut me some nice disks – 6”-8”&12” disk.

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Split turning a leg on the lathe

06-16-2015 03:56 PM by GlenGuarino | 0 comments »

Split turning leg on a lathe Rescued Maple I may bleach the table when it is ready for a finish. It may be an end table I am doing a talk & demo to Professional Woodworkers Guild of Upper New Jersey on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, The discussion will center on design, joinery techniques. I will bring some models & some finished pieces of furniture. You Tube link https://youtu.be/VOLDOCzt37I Link to information about the meeting http://www.meetup.com/Professional-Woodworkers-...

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Cherry Burls for sale #1: Barn-dried cherry burls

06-12-2015 10:28 PM by PaulN | 3 comments »

I’ve been cutting wood for years and saving the cherry burls in my barn. I have about 18 of them ranging between 8 inches to 36 inches, mostly 10 to 15 years trying. I can send pictures for serious buyers. I also have 16+ cherry boards 6 to 10 feet long, 3/4 thick planed in 6 to 12” widths that have been drying in woodstove heated basement for many decades. Time to get rid of it. I live in NW Massachusetts. Please email me if you want further information. PaulNkingd...

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HandWorks Event 2015 #4: Spring Pole Treadle Lathe

05-25-2015 03:17 AM by CharlieK | 0 comments »

One cool thing I saw at the Handworks event was this guy using a Treadle Spring Pole Lathe. His name is Jarrod Stone Dahl. I have a link to his website in the video’s description on YouTube. Anyway, I shot this very short video of him. I am also trying some new things with my YouTube videos. Please let me know what you like or don’t like about it! Thanks!Charlie View on YouTube

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