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Rookie Woodturner Attempts a Chess Set #1: Woodturning a Pawn

12-11-2014 01:25 AM by JWags | 3 comments »

Bought a new mini lathe a few weeks ago. Tried turning a long long time ago in high school, and have been wanting to try again for a long time. I’m going to attempt a complete chess set. I have a lot to learn, but feel up to the challenge. The link to my YouTube video is here: http://youtu.be/UkUebt6lGNc Comments and especially suggestions from other turners are indeed welcome! James

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Turning a Skew Handle

03-14-2011 12:07 AM by Glen Peterson | 3 comments »

My wife gave me an Alan Lacer skew for Christmas. I made an oak handle for it this afternoon and posted this Skew Handle in the projects section. It ended up being an easy and quick turning project, but I couldn’t figure out an easy to make it on my own. In any case the Alan Lacer 1 3/8” skew is a monster. The shaft is a 1/2” x 3/4” x 3” inch rectangle. I couldn’t think of an easy way to make the mortise in the handle for the tool shaft. I had dinner ...

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Finally got Vacuum Chucking working on my Nova lathe...

03-29-2010 04:49 PM by dmann | 2 comments »

Will post full reviews of both systems later, but just wanted to drop a note. The Nova Vacuum Adaptor gets a thumbs down. It works in conjunction with the handwheel. Didn’t work with a shop vac, didn’t work with my vacuum pump. I spent all kinds of time making custom fittings for it. Still no go. The bearing is just too leaky. Maybe if I slathered the whole thing with some grease, but I am tired of messing with this thing. The Hold Fast Universal Vacuum Adaptor gets a hearty...

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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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Video of Turning a bottlestopper from a piece of laburnum

10-16-2012 07:22 AM by rkoorman | 3 comments »

LJ’s This is how I make a bottlestopper. This piece of laburnum I got when they cut down this tree , it was only 200 meters from my house!! My bottlestoppers are sold and most of the money goes to charity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ6x-_-b84I&feature=share&list=UUdl_tamYXjTTHIg7DgMUmZQ Thanks for watching

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Turning Box Blanks

08-26-2012 04:17 AM by Brett | 8 comments »

Here is a video showing how I rough turn wood blanks for lidded boxes on the lathe from wet wood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klYnaje3vqQ&feature=share&list=UUU_N6BtSICI7yMMvubPFSlw Sorry, the embed isn’t working for this video but the link works.

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Lathe Projects #1: Woodturning - Slim Vase

07-20-2010 02:33 PM by David Craig | 6 comments »

Been awhile since I had shop time. The last three weeks have been pretty much on call and vacation with the kids so it feels good to get back to work on some things. As I progress on the lathe, I have been wanting to experiment with more delicate turnings. Much of my work has been more heavy handed so far and I wanted to work with curves, thinner walls, and trickier hollowing. I had a small log I discovered that had been sitting in the basement since the beginning of time so I mounted it a...

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Evolution #2: Making "new things"

08-18-2008 01:23 AM by StevenAntonucci | 3 comments »

As a woodturner, I have seen my work go from about being about to about being more complex. I don’t quite know what happened to make that change, but I just simply lost the interest (for now) in making simple things. I found it pretty funny, since I began turning for the exact opposite reason. I could go to the lathe and make something that was pretty nice (by my standards at that time) in an hour. I had started in woodworking via the traditional means of making furniture and box...

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A Cupcake Stand

03-25-2014 09:30 PM by Brett | 3 comments »

Hi Jocks! I had been wanting to make another quick project so out to the shop I went and made another cupcake stand. This one is for my oldest daughter who just completed a cake decorating class. Hopefully this will be a good motivator for her to make some nicely decorated cupcakes to see and display, if only temporarily! ha. Thanks for checking out this video. It was spur of the moment but still fun and satisfying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUd4nIzSq7M&list=UUU_N6BtSIC...

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Pen Turning #1: Pen Turning Basic Tools Video

11-17-2008 02:00 AM by Christina Rytter | 1 comment »

I found this video to be very informative. As a beginner turner, I can use as much instruction as I can get my hands on.

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