- Video: A Two-Step Finish for Wood Turnings
Lacquer is durable and quick to apply.
- Video: Roughing the Outside of a Vessel
Depend on a gouge and your design eye to create an attractive shape
- Video: Turn a Green Wood Bowl: Finishing a Bowl
Part 4 of 4: Use a jam chuck to turn a foot and part the finished bowl from the lathe
- Video: Turn a Green Wood Bowl: Hollowing the Inside
Part 3 of 4: Learn to cut with the grain and achieve a consistent wall thickness when turning a greenwood bowl
- Video: Turn a Green Wood Bowl: Shaping the Profile
Part 2 of 4: Follow these steps to preserve a natural edge and achieve smooth cuts with a bowl gouge
- Video: Turning Beads and Coves
Mastering these two shapes will allow you to turn virtually any furniture spindle
- Tips for Hollowing End Grain
Woodturner Alan Lacer details the use of the hook tool and the ring tool in bowl turning. To master these aggressive cutting tools, Lacer suggests practicing on ...
- Turned Drawer Pulls
Why pay for knobs and drawer pulls when you can make your own, ensuring that every element of your finished piece has been hand-crafted? Philip C. Lowe details ...
- Four Finishings for Turnings
While most finishing materials used on turnings on the lathe are familiar to wood finishers, the methods of application for them are different. This article, written ...
- Holding Your Work
You want to control your tools, not waste your energy on work slipping around. Using a solid, flat workbench, Garrett Hack share some ideas for holding down a workpiece ...
- Turning Bowls from Green Wood
Howard Lewin explains how to turn bowls from green wood in this informative article with step-by-step instructions. Lewin offers techniques for rough-cutting bowl ...
- Duplicate Spindles by Hand
When a project requires turning multiple matching spindles, this method for duplicating spindles by hand will results in finished parts with crisp edges, according ...
- Bowl-Turning Basics
The beauty of a well-balanced bowl lies in subtle details, writes Richard Raffan. He explains here how to make a bowl on the lathe in an hour or two. Among the ...
- Turning Rotted Wood
The fungi that cause spalting will eventually lead to rotting if left unchecked. The condition of much of the wood Robert J. Lentz uses falls somewhere in between ...
- Strategies for Clamping
Jim Tolpin learned the hard way -- in the middle of making a spiral staircase with two laminations – that it’s important to have all the necessary materials on ...