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October 24, 2013
Abiel Rios Wong demonstrates how he makes his own tools by making a custom knob. He made the knob from a length of 1-in. brass rod and a small hunk…
May 31, 2012
See how Liam Flynn creates his beautiful vessels, both on and off the lathe. From Fine Woodworking #227
Liam Flynn has spent 30 years in search of the perfect form. For this Irish wood turner, meaning is found in the journey, not the destination. From Fine Woodworking #227
November 1, 2006
Wood turner Michael Allison answers questions about his colorful trademark finish at the 2006 Fine Furnishings Show
March 1, 2006
Unlike some vegetable oils, this walnut oil will eventually polymerize to a hardened finish.
October 25, 2005
The sketch above shows the thickness-sander lathe attachment I made to sand dulcimer tops and sides. The design is similar to the sanders shown in Fine Woodworking #21, p. 50,…
Here's how I reverse the rotation on my lathe for sanding turned bowls. This approach reduces the problem of the faceplate unscrewing from the spindle, as often happens if you…
October 1, 2003
When to use wax, shellac, lacquer, and oil
April 1, 2001
Some experts say don't use them, but scrapers clean up ridges left by gouges and greatly reduce sanding time
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