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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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Span Trees: A German Craft Tradition

Span Trees: A German Craft Tradition

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A German woodworker's amazing use of a chisel at the lathe and bench.

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A new lathe: Turnings of comfort and joy

A new lathe: Turnings of comfort and joy

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How to get a new lathe up and running.

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Shop Talk Live 43: Richard Raffan Comes Stateside

Shop Talk Live 43: Richard Raffan Comes Stateside

We welcome Australian turner Richard Raffan to the podcast and announce the sale of a sweet lathe christened by the master himself

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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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Maple wood bowl

Maple wood bowl

Curly Maple Wood Bowl.Measures approximately 11.5 inches across and 3.5 inches tall.Beautiful curly grained wood with wonderful golden earthy tones with reds and browns.

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Maple Wood Bowl

Maple Wood Bowl

Curly Maple Wood Bowl.Measures approximately 11 1/4 inches across and 2 7/8 inches tall.Beautiful curly grained wood with wonderful golden earthy tones with reds and browns.

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Spiral Dream

Spiral Dream

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I built this for a contest put on by Baileigh Industrial. It's made of Bubinga, stands 16.5" tall & 5" wide. The body has 12 spirals that are 1/16 thick at their thinnest point. The lid has 6 spirals...

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AWFS: Safer Spur Center for Turners

AWFS: Safer Spur Center for Turners

FWW contributing author teams up with Rikon to release a safety conscious spur center

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The Biggest Lathe Weve Ever Seen

The Biggest Lathe We've Ever Seen

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From the "don't try this at home" department comes this inventive Canadian woodworker's attempt to turn his car into a woodworking lathe.

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Nolans Ball

Nolan's Ball

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My niece's son recently had his first birthday, and I wanted to make him a toy. He derived his name from Nolan Ryan of baseball fame, so I decided, why not a BALL. This was my first ball, and first...

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Play Against the Grain: One Lazy Latheman

Play Against the Grain: One Lazy Latheman

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Welcome to the second edition of Against the Grain, a brand-new game from FineWoodworking.com. ATG is meant to teach up-and-coming woodworkers some valuable lessons on safety and technique. For those...

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Garage Shop

Garage Shop

A great shop layout for a double car garage

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The Making of a Chess Piece: Morroccan Style

The Making of a Chess Piece: Morroccan Style

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A Morroccan woodworker casually sits on the side of the road plying his trade. He makes ornate wooden chess pieces using the most basic tools: hand, foot and chisel.

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How to Turn a Basic Bowl

How to Turn a Basic Bowl

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Learn how to turn a small cherry bowl on a mini lathe.

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Aron Kodesh

Aron Kodesh

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Aron Kodesh or Torah Ark is a cabinet used to house a torah at a synagogue, Jewish house of worship.  This Aron is made from African Walnut with a water based stain.  Sliding doors and...

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19th Century German Lathe in Minnesota

19th Century German Lathe in Minnesota

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Great-grandfather brought this lathe to America from Germany in 1843.

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Updated: Build-Your-Own Power Tool Plans

Updated: Build-Your-Own Power Tool Plans

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Take a stroll down memory lane with vintage FWW articles outlining how to build your own power tools.

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HEAVY DUTY LATHE WF61160BX3000

HEAVY DUTY LATHE WF61160BX3000

description of product       WF61160B parallel lathes are suitable for turning of cast iron and steel workpieces,turning of non-ferrous metal parts of big or medium sizesIt...

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Stacking Bowls

Stacking Bowls

These stacking bowls were made from a walnut cutoff and some scrap aluminum bar stock.

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