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Forum topic by Danal posted 08-14-2013 12:02 AM 729 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Danal

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08-14-2013 12:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: turning

Of those that know me, know I mostly make one of a kind beer and coffee mugs. I’ve been away from the LJs for awhile working on other projects and finally anxious to move some sawdust again. I’ve kept up on most of the latest projects and very impressed with the talent here. I have almost every tool available including a so so wood lathe and wanting to learn and hone my skills in this area. In making my mugs , I have some aw sum pieces left from the centers (about 150) mostly about 3 1/2×6 that would make some nice gifts. My question is, where do I look for tutorial or books. I am a novice, at best, and want to learn from the best. Thanks for any input and glad to be back.


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fredj

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#1 posted 08-14-2013 12:42 AM

There are about as many books on wood turning as there are leave on any given tree. Dale Nish has a few good books out there. From what I’ve seen British wood turners have a leg up as to books. If there is a Woodcraft store near by, you might want to look in on their books. The one here in Greenville, SC has many on turning. Also if you look around you are may find turning classes. Best of luck.

-- Fredj

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 08-14-2013 12:53 AM

Danal you can get a ton of great turning videos on YouTube. Try looking at Capt. EddieAllen TylerBob Hamilton and Carl Jacobson, just to name a few.

I just watched a video showing Capt. Eddie turning a similiar project – you can see it on his UStream channel

You can also do a search on YouTube for Woodturning videos. Good luck, I can’t wait to see your mugs.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Wildwood

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#3 posted 08-14-2013 10:25 AM

Think if had an idea of items would like to make would save you a lot of time.
I thought about coasters, jewelry, and hand mirrors to help use up those 150 centers. Also laminated candy dishes or bowls. Check out woodturning on line & catalog links.

http://www.woodturningonline.com/Turning/Turning_projects.php?catid=45

http://www.woodturningonline.com/Turning/Turning_projects.php

Recommend calling toll free and getting copies of these catalog and look at project supplies. Think these folks get items from same place.

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/cl/4/Projects

http://www.pennstateind.com/store/turning-project-kits.html

-- Bill

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