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How to Make a Finger Chuck

How to Make a Finger Chuck

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A useful Shopmade chuck for reverse turning smaller pieces. Made from scrap wood and a hose clamp, you end up with a functional chuck and a router base for a variety of uses on the lathe.

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Own a Lathe Christened by Richard Raffan

Own a Lathe Christened by Richard Raffan

A rare opportunity to purchase a discounted lathe christened by Richard Raffan

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Make Your Own Chisel for the Lathe

Make Your Own Chisel for the Lathe

Expand your shopmade woodturning tool collection by making your own chisel using readily available high speed steel tool stock. Use this method to deal with rectangular tangs.

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Templates Aid in Cutting Big Bowl Blanks

Templates Aid in Cutting Big Bowl Blanks

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A simple hexagonal template guides your chainsaw cuts to produce balanced bowl blanks I used to eyeball chainsaw cuts to take the corners off a large half log, but the resulting bowl blanks were...

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The Shopmade Tool Series: Starting Your Collection

The Shopmade Tool Series: Starting Your Collection

Learn how to make functional high-speed steel turning tools from scratch.

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Homegrown Lathe Duplicator

Homegrown Lathe Duplicator

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Need to duplicate table legs and other items on the lathe? This homegrown tool ought to get the job done!

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Grip Smaller Work with the Standard Jaws of Your 4-Jaw Chuck

Grip Smaller Work with the Standard Jaws of Your 4-Jaw Chuck

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Save time and money by using these tips to get the most from the standard jaws of your 4-jaw chuck.

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Cutting Bench Makes it easy to convert fresh-cut logs into turning blanks

Cutting Bench Makes it easy to convert fresh-cut logs into turning blanks

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Use this bench and a chainsaw to make bowl and spindle blanks for woodturning.

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End Grain Hollowing Project: Turning an Egg Cup

End Grain Hollowing Project: Turning an Egg Cup

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Turning an egg cup is an excellent project for developing foundation skills in spindle turning and end-grain hollowing.

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Time lapse sequence of turning a toy top

Time lapse sequence of turning a toy top

Watch woodturner Joe Larese turn a top in this time lapse video sequence.

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