Faceplate Turning

Turning falls into two broad categories -- faceplate turning and spindle turning. Each one relies on a special set of tools and techniques.  The Basics: • Faceplate turning: Bowls, vessels, and other round objects. • Spindle turning: From furniture
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  • Faceplate Turning Is FunFaceplate Turning Is Fun

    by Jimmy Clewes

    If your wood turning has been confined to knobs and legs, it's time to branch out and start having some fun with your lathe. Try faceplate turning, the art of transforming ...

  • Make Your Own OrnamentsMake Your Own Ornaments

    by David Lake

    Contrasting woods and multiple-axis turning yield bold, distinctive tree decorations

  • Oxford Inspiration for Homemade BalustradeOxford Inspiration for Homemade Balustrade

    by Fred Ziegler

    See an intricate balustrade come together using a shopmade lathe and reclaimed Douglas fir

  • Pots, Pitchers, and PiercingsPots, Pitchers, and Piercings

    by David Heim

    Browse the gallery of work shown at the 2007 American Association of Woodturners Symposium

  • Finding a Niche with Turned LampshadesVideo: Finding a Niche with Turned Lampshades

    with Peter Bloch

    New Hampshire wood turner sheds light on his technique for turning thin-walled, translucent vessels

  • Turn a Hollow VesselTurn a Hollow Vessel

    by Howard Lewin

    Improvements in wood-turning tools have made the art of hollow-vessel turning accessible to woodturners of varying skill levels. In this article, Howard Levin, ...

  • Turned OrnamentsTurned Ornaments

    by Michael Sage

    Ornaments turned in three parts save small pieces of figured wood from the scrap bin and help embellish a tree or window. Michael Sage explains how to make them, ...

  • Turning a Matched Set of BowlsTurning a Matched Set of Bowls

    by Arthur F. Sherry

    Turning a good matched set of bowls can be a challenge, and it calls for careful planning and execution. In this article, Arthur F. Sherry shares patternmakers’ ...

  • Checkered BowlsCheckered Bowls

    by Irving Fischman

    Irving Fischman wrote this article while he was immersed in the pottery and basketry of the Indians of the Americas. They used simple shapes to counterpoint intricate ...

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