Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'turning'

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Woodturning: White Cypress Banana Bowl

05-20-2022 01:47 AM by TimbeconWoodturner | 2 comments »

In this video Colin turns a stunning #BananaBowl out of Goldfields White Cypress a species local to us here in Western Australia. Turned using a two bowl gouges and a negative rake bowl scraper from Crown Tools in the United Kingdom, this is an excellent example of what can be turned with just a relatively small tool set. The project was finished with SHELLAWAX Friction Polish from U-Beaut Polishes who are an Australian made & owned company specialising in finishes for woodturners....

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New Woodturning Experience - the Good and Bad

05-17-2022 09:14 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I’ve put together a video of my first woodturning commission. This was a challenging project when I was newer to wood turning. Now that I’m more skilled, I’m sharing this video with tips on what not to do. There’s a mix of stain matching, finishing, layout, and turning in this video. I hope you enjoy it. Link to Video—>

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Woodturning projects #1: Turning a very cracked catch-all tray

05-12-2022 03:58 PM by TimbeconWoodturner | 0 comments »

Hi all, we’re a group of mates making turning videos in Australia in a small studio above our store. We love turning and just wanted to share the projects we create and reach out to the broader turning community. In this video Dane turns a catch-all tray using reclaimed timber that turned out to be hiding some pretty nasty cracks that many other turners would have given up on. For this project we finished the tray using a combination of EEE Ultra Shine and SHELLAWAX Friction Po...

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Third cholla bowl #5: Roughing it out

05-10-2022 02:22 AM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

Got a few minutes at the lathe this morning and decided I’m just going to make the bowl in one piece. Yeah, it feels like wasting expensive materials, but it’s also pretty fiddly getting all the layers glued together. So it’ll only be a couple inches high. More of a plate, I guess. I turned the edge round, and flattened the bottom and put in a recess I can chuck up when its time to turn the bowl over to do the inside. But I’m going to try and get the outside nearly done before I do tha...

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Cole-jaw extenders #3: Finish-turning the bowl

04-11-2022 10:37 PM by BuckeyeDennis | 0 comments »

I finally finished up the applewood bowl last December, as a Christmas present for my wife. But first, after getting a little more hands-on experience with the Cole-jaw extenders, I made one final tweak to streamline their setup. After a bowl is trued up, the “buffers” need to be set to a uniform radius. I found that the easiest technique was to set them all relative to the outside radii of the extender segments. So to true up those surfaces, I fully closed the chuck jaws and turned th...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #22: Bowling League 2022 Turned Epoxy & Wood Beer "Glass"

03-08-2022 06:39 PM by Bill Berklich | 6 comments »

I had such great ideas for this swap. BTW if you have not joined a swap, you should – it will push your limits and you will learn a lot. First idea was a low rim open segment bowl with the openings filled with epoxy. Seemed like a good idea at the time. I didn’t do something right and it literally blew up. Good thing I had a jacket and face shield on. (I should show a picture, but it was too embarrassing, and I didn’t take one) After that disaster I made a small Movingui...

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Tuning Molding Planes

03-03-2022 08:24 PM by Oldtool | 4 comments »

I’m between projects & needing something to do I decided to start back into tuning up some molding planes. I’ve collected a few molding & old wooden planes, which I put into working condition – in the hopes of using them to make my projects. I do as little as possible in this process, keeping as much of the original condition as I can, but still making them useful. I started with a Sash Plane that came missing one iron of two. Fortunately, the missing iron has a s...

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From the barnyard.

01-22-2022 04:40 AM by revieck | 0 comments »

In this video, I turned four setting hens and one rooster to make this little animated video.

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Techniques #3: Turning with the bedan

10-27-2021 04:27 PM by Dave Polaschek | 49 comments »

A while ago I picked up a bedan to add to my set of turning tools, and it’s rapidly become one of my favorites, due to its versatility and ease of sharpening (I touch it up on the same stones I use for my smaller chisels, which aren’t as flat as the ones for the big chisels and plane-blades – that’s probably another blog at some point). Anyway, back to the bedan. I’ve mostly been using it as a heavy scraper, which it does pretty well. But that sharp edge doesn’t have to be presented ...

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Little Staked Table #4: Turning the Legs (#0 ?)

10-06-2021 07:46 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I turned another set of legs this morning, and figured I would take pictures and describe the process. With the square stock (5/4 square), turn it between centers to get a round tenon about 1.2” diameter on one end so I can put that in my chuck. I use a spindle gouge for that, since all I need to do it get things round and then a little more wood off. This is done with my lathe at a fairly slow speed. About 3 on the speed selector (out of 10). I do this for all four legs, as I’m...

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