Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'woodturning'

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Kreg Jig Pen Press

12-19-2015 01:39 PM by Chris McDowell | 5 comments »

I’ve been using a combination of a quick clamp and the drill press to press pen kits together. Both the quick clamp and the drill press are awkward to use doing this. I was looking at pictures of pen presses recently and it dawned on me that I could probably use my Kreg jig. It was way easier than using the clamp and drill press. The only thing is that there is just barely enough space to press the transmission, but I found if I angled it at first I could just press a little, then chan...

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Behind the scenes of my shop and YouTube channel #5: The Wood Whisperer and MORE!! Need your help!!!

02-08-2016 07:54 PM by CharlieK | 5 comments »

BIG NEWS on my west coast interview tour! I contacted Marc Spagnuolo, aka The Wood Whisperer, and he agreed to let me meet with him for an interview! I heard from him just this morning and he said we can meet on Wednesday. I would really appreciate your input!!! Please let me know, what would you say to Marc if you were given the opportunity to meet with him one on one? I go into a bit more detail in my most recent update video (below). In the video I also talk about meeting Brax...

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Drawer Pull

03-13-2012 01:13 AM by Brett | 5 comments »

Hi Jocks! This is a video of making a drawer pull for a project I am working on. I turned the pull from some beech and ebony. This is the kind of project that I thought that I needed a lathe for. I have been bitten by the turning bug and that is all that I seem to want to do lately… turn! This is such a small part of the overall project but it sure was a fun highlight in making it. I hope that you enjoy watching!

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #60: The Past Four Months

01-29-2016 06:55 PM by Paul Bucalo | 5 comments »

Last autumn we decided to remodel the kitchen. One failed major appliance started the notion. It was a cascading effect and the main reason behind all the extra work and time consumed. We won’t do that again. At any rate, I have been busy acquiring new tools and accessories, most of them coming to me because of an unexpected windfall around the holidays. I’m hoping to express this in a way that doesn’t come across as gloating, bragging or ego-tripping. Right now, I can’...

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My father woodturning a pillar.

10-14-2015 06:00 PM by koraile | 5 comments »

My first attempt on a video, il try some more later. My father have been woodturning since he had to stand on a Box to reatch up to the lathe, vile his Brothers pedaled it. Just wanted to show him turning one of these pillars, you realy need to know what Your doing when turning something of this size and weight. the sides of the pillar will be carved, and the senter round part will be carved in a spiral shape. This lathe can take lengths up to 3 meters, we have a bigger one thats used on ...

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Economical Alternative for a...

03-16-2012 08:16 PM by Brett | 5 comments »

... woodturning smock/jacket. This was not my idea but I thought that I would send the tip along to others. Not everybody has extra cash for such luxuries.Thanks,Brett

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Lathe work #1: Woodturning for the True Beginner

09-03-2016 05:47 PM by Bdobs13 | 4 comments »

For anyone looking to get into woodturning, you should. It is an awesome feeling to turn the simplest of things. My first object was just a cylinder with little grooves but the feeling was great. I have had a used Jet 1236 lathe that I just looked at for about a year and always too afraid of using it and getting way too caught up in getting the tools sharp although I only attempted sharpening them once with epic failure results. I did countless hours of research on woodturning for beginners ...

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Dread Knot Woodshop #5: Make Lathe Tool Handles

02-01-2016 09:02 PM by emetric | 4 comments »

In this installment of Dread Knot Woodshop, we make longer handles for some old Craftsman lathe chisels on the lathe.

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New Website:

10-21-2012 01:58 PM by AlexHarris | 4 comments »

Whether or not you ever visited my old website, take the time to visit it now: I have taken the time to entirely re-build the website in order to provide more features as well as making it easier to add posts so new articles should come more reguarly! You can now upload your own project or workshop tour by visiting: Hope you enjoy the new layout, let me know if you have any ideas, as wel as what you think at ...

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Jarrah, Tasmanian Oak, Brown wood and Maple veneer.

12-23-2014 07:40 AM by BobWemm | 4 comments »

Well, the first in this series was a little on the ordinary side, that is not very creative, so it was time to step up a little and try something that quite frankly scared me.But the result will be rather nice if I do say so myself.This is unfinished at this stage, the glue is not yet cured properly and only the outside is shaped. The base and neck also need more shaping but that will happen in due course. The inside also has to be turned out.The same process was used as the first one, cu...

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