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Lathes serve a variety of woodworkers, from those who work exclusively on miniature turnings like pen barrels and Christmas tree ornaments to bowl turners to furniture makers who need a lathe only occasionally for making a knobs for a cabinet or a set
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  • Powermatic Beefs Up Its LatheVideo: Powermatic Beefs Up Its Lathe

    with Ernie Conover

    A series of upgrades to the 3520 are handy for wood turners

  • Roughing the Outside of a VesselVideo: Roughing the Outside of a Vessel

    with Howard Lewin

    Depend on a gouge and your design eye to create an attractive shape

  • Tapered Turning HeadTip: Tapered Turning Head

    by L.L. Chapman

  • Turn a Green Wood Bowl: Hollowing the InsideVideo: Turn a Green Wood Bowl: Hollowing the Inside

    with Howard Lewin

    Part 3 of 4: Learn to cut with the grain and achieve a consistent wall thickness when turning a greenwood bowl

  • Turn a Green Wood Bowl: Shaping the ProfileVideo: Turn a Green Wood Bowl: Shaping the Profile

    with Howard Lewin

    Part 2 of 4: Follow these steps to preserve a natural edge and achieve smooth cuts with a bowl gouge

  • Turning Beads and CovesVideo: Turning Beads and Coves

    with Ernie Conover

    Mastering these two shapes will allow you to turn virtually any furniture spindle

  • Turning Ringed ObjectsTip: Turning Ringed Objects

    by Edward Groh

  • Tool Test: Midi-lathesTool Test: Midi-lathes

    by Andy Barnum

    Bench-size midi-lathes make cost and space less of an issue than in the past when deciding whether to add a lathe to your shop. In this article, students at the ...

  • Learn to Turn SpindlesLearn to Turn Spindles

    by Ernie Conover

    All turning techniques are based on cutting a bead, a cove, a cylinder, or a taper; if you can cut these four shapes, you can turn anything. In this primer on basic ...

  • 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, ...

  • Basic Guide to Buying a LatheBasic Guide to Buying a Lathe

    by Jon Siegel

    As with buying any tool, it’s the economies you later regret, not the extravagances. Professional turner Jon Siegel tells you what to look for: The height and structure ...

  • Turning Bowls from Green WoodTurning Bowls from Green Wood

    by Howard Lewin

    Howard Lewin explains how to turn bowls from green wood in this informative article with step-by-step instructions. Lewin offers techniques for rough-cutting bowl ...

  • Bowl-Turning BasicsBowl-Turning Basics

    by Richard Raffan

    The beauty of a well-balanced bowl lies in subtle details, writes Richard Raffan. He explains here how to make a bowl on the lathe in an hour or two. Among the ...

  • 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’ ...

  • Twist TurningTwist Turning

    by Eric Schramm

    Mostly used in reproduction and repair and for Mediterranean-style furniture, spirals are not truly turnings because most of the work is really carving, writes ...

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