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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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Mahogany Segmented Bowl

Mahogany Segmented Bowl

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This is my first attempt at a segmented bowl.  It's constructed of mahogany, with ebony, bloodwood and maple accents.  The stringing design in the bottom is bloodwood, ebony, and holly.  The 132"...

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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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Make Your Own Chisel for the Lathe

Make Your Own Chisel for the Lathe

Expand your shopmade woodturning tool collection by making your own chisel using readily available high speed steel tool stock. Use this method to deal with rectangular tangs.

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Templates Aid in Cutting Big Bowl Blanks

Templates Aid in Cutting Big Bowl Blanks

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A simple hexagonal template guides your chainsaw cuts to produce balanced bowl blanks I used to eyeball chainsaw cuts to take the corners off a large half log, but the resulting bowl blanks were...

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Manzanita Hollow Form Vase

Manzanita Hollow Form Vase

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Exceptional Manzanita burl vase with accents of wenge, cocobolo, macassar ebony, and hardwood base. Finished with high gloss clear coat to emphasize color and patterns of the form. The natural...

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Box Elder Burl Hollow Form

Box Elder Burl Hollow Form

Wood turned handmade vase made with Box Elder Burl top, hardwood base, and Dutch metal gilding with a patina finish. The rim features the natural edge of the burl giving the vase a distinctive and...

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Box Elder and Walnut Hollow Form Vase

Box Elder and Walnut Hollow Form Vase

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Handmade wood turned hollow form vase made with black walnut, box elder burl, and thin inlays of fiddle back maple and black wood. The shape is reminiscent of a Grecian urn or Egyptian canopic jars...

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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: Novas Quick Change Lathe Chuck is a Game Changer

AWFS: Nova's Quick Change Lathe Chuck is a Game Changer

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Nova introduces the era of warp speed jaw changes

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The Shopmade Tool Series: Starting Your Collection

The Shopmade Tool Series: Starting Your Collection

Learn how to make functional high-speed steel turning tools from scratch.

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Two segmented bowls in spalted Birch and Teak

Two segmented bowls in spalted Birch and Teak

Two bowls made of spalted Birch and segmented Teak. Diameter aprox. 5 3/4". Finished with home made oil finish, and topped with carnauba wax.   For more info on my work, follow my blog at ...

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Homegrown Lathe Duplicator

Homegrown Lathe Duplicator

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Need to duplicate table legs and other items on the lathe? This homegrown tool ought to get the job done!

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Grip Smaller Work with the Standard Jaws of Your 4-Jaw Chuck

Grip Smaller Work with the Standard Jaws of Your 4-Jaw Chuck

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Save time and money by using these tips to get the most from the standard jaws of your 4-jaw chuck.

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The Little Brown Garden Shed - Home of the Tri-color Turners

"The Little Brown Garden Shed" - Home of the Tri-color Turners

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The is where I turn. It is a 10' x 12" kit shed I insulated and wired. I recently rearranged and moved two Jet mini-lathes out to make room for the Woodfast MC 908 (ca 1994/95). One mini is in...

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Gun cabinet

Gun cabinet

Ash gun cabinet solid wood no plywood used to construct this. This handcrafted gun cabinet hold six rifles or shotguns, it displays them with a LED light with dimer and inside of display has trim on...

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Cutting Bench Makes it easy to convert fresh-cut logs into turning blanks

Cutting Bench Makes it easy to convert fresh-cut logs into turning blanks

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Use this bench and a chainsaw to make bowl and spindle blanks for woodturning.

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End Grain Hollowing Project: Turning an Egg Cup

End Grain Hollowing Project: Turning an Egg Cup

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Turning an egg cup is an excellent project for developing foundation skills in spindle turning and end-grain hollowing.

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