Tag: lathe

Turning lessons by the masses

January 6, 20167 Comments

It’s only been a few days since I released the small bowl project and I’ve already been getting some great tips and advice from many of you on how to improve my turning. Considering I’m very open about the fact I have a lot to learn yet, I really appreciate them! So for those of […]

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554 Small bowl for holding stuff

January 4, 201611 Comments

I can’t believe this is happening to me, but I’m getting bit by the turning bug and it’s obvious it’s contagious! Now that my time in the shop is currently less than it use to be, I really want to be able to knock out a project or two from start to finish, and the […]

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549 Turned Bottle Opener

July 30, 20152 Comments

The beauty of owning a lathe is being able to turn small scraps of wood into fun little projects. Typically these are quick & easy to make and something friends and family love to receive as gifts (or that you can sell to customers rather than burning in a fire pit with the rest of […]

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Popular Woodturning with Tim Yoder

May 20, 20153 Comments

Now that I’ve been spending a little more time with the lathe and I’m starting to become more familiar with it I get all excited when I have an opportunity to watch someone who really knows their way around one. A great resource for my woodturning lessons lately has been Tim Yoder host of the […]

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More Tim Yoder Woodturning Videos for me!

January 21, 20150 Comments

Maybe the number one reason I’m so slow getting back into the shop and starting the first project of the year is because I’m too busy watching these great Tim Yoder Woodturning videos, specifically “Woodturning with Tim Yoder – Season 2, Episodes 7-12” I bought over at Shop Woodworking recently. This is the second set […]

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Understanding RPMs hurts my head

December 15, 201410 Comments

Before we go further, I should point out that I have never been someone who understands motors. You’d think growing up in the Detroit area I’d be fluent in all things horsepower & RPMs, but I’m not and I’m okay with that. But regardless of whether you speak motor, or not, a basic understanding of […]

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Meet “Chip in Action”

December 5, 20143 Comments

I get asked frequently if my kids are interested in woodworking as much as I am? The answer is an absolute NO, they have pretty much zero interest, and I’m totally cool with it. They have their own things they enjoy doing and I completely respect them for it (that, and I don’t have to […]

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Weekend with WOOD 2013 – Brian Simmons

June 17, 20130 Comments

I make no bones about it…I’ve been very reluctant to pick up my turning tools for years now. I use to ask “WHY?” every time I saw the lathe in my shop and wondered whether I should just sell it or not? But I knew deep down that I wanted to get over my phobia […]

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