The articles featured in Fine Woodworking's special newsstand-only publications, Wood Turning Basics, feature the very best teachers and wood turners practicing today--names like Richard Raffan, Ernie Conover, and Alan Lacer. Reading these articles is like having private lesson with an expert.

We also know that nothing beats watching these teachers practice their techniques up close and personal. That was the inspiration for this compilation of wood turning videos on 

Below, you'll also find links to our online Gallery where you can browse dozens of photos of turned objects, and to our online Tool Guide, which features editorial reviews and reader reviews of the very latest in turning tools.


Turning Beads with a Skew Chisel

Practice cutting beads in this exercise excerpted from the DVD Turning Wood

Turn a Greenwood Bowl: Cutting Blanks

Learn the best practices for cutting turning blanks from a fresh log in the first of this four-part series

A Two-Step Finish for Wood Turnings

Lacquer is durable and quick to apply when turning spindles on the lathe

Weaving Shaker Tape Seats

Find step-by-step instructions for weaving a strong, comfortable seat with inexpensive cotton tape

William H. Macy: Woodturner
Read one editor's account of his day in the shop and on the set with the "Wild Hogs" star and bowl maker

William H. Macy: Woodturner
Wood Turning Photo Gallery
Find inspiration in dozens of photos of turned objects submitted by woodworkers around the world. And, find out how you can submit photos of your work to The Gallery

Research Turning Tools
Read expert reviews of lathes and wood turning accessories, and post reviews for the tools you own

Browse All Lathes
Browse All Turning Accessories