Wood Turnings

Turning is the art of shaping wood while it is revolving, consequently to produce curved surfaces that may be anything from simple cylinders to more complex wreathed or spiral shapes.As such, for a very long time the art and trade of the turner was considered
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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

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

    by David Heim

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

  • One Unreal EggOne Unreal Egg

    by Jonathan Binzen

    A stay-at-home dad whose shop is a converted garage in Damariscotta, Maine, Jacques Vesery has been turning and carving since boyhood. He turns most of his pieces ...

  • William H. Macy: WoodturnerWilliam H. Macy: Woodturner

    by David Heim

    Read one editor's account of his day in the shop and on the set with the "Wild Hogs" star and bowl maker

  • A Sunburst Finish for BowlsVideo: A Sunburst Finish for Bowls

    with Mark Schofield

    Wood turner Michael Allison answers questions about his colorful trademark finish at the 2006 Fine Furnishings Show

  • 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 Pens and PencilsTurned Pens and Pencils

    by Richard Elderton

    After one too many pen collapses, Richard Elderton decided to clothe his naked Parker pen refill with a suit of wood. It’s just a wooden cap and barrel, shaped ...

  • Turning a Pool CueTurning a Pool Cue

    by Colorado Slim

    “Colorado Slim” shares colorful stories about shooting pool and making cues, good and bad ones. He talks about the taper, diameter, stock material, and connectors ...

  • 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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