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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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543 Madison’s Dresser Pt 7 “Standing on her own”

March 20, 20150 Comments

When I first came up with the basic design for Madison’s dresser I knew I wanted to incorporate turned feet into it. I’m still as novice a woodturner as anyone can be, but as I’ve learned over the years the quickest way to becoming better is to be at the tool rest as frequent as […]

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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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Bowls For Good 2014 Charity Event

November 26, 20141 Comment

There’s no doubt the holiday season is upon us. As I’m posting this article I’m only a couple of days away from posting links to some amazing “Black Friday” sales and deals, then a few days later it’ll be “Cyber Monday” and there’ll be even more! But before I post any of those, I wanted […]

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WIN a Limited Edition Infinity Chuck from NOVA

October 1, 20141 Comment

Now that I can start to call myself a woodturner I have a bit of an understanding of why this giveaway is a great one to point out. The folks over at NOVA Woodworking put together a Facebook contest for woodturners to compete to win a limited edition Infinity Chuck. It’s an one of a […]

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530 Small turned mallet or “My first turning project!”

August 28, 201415 Comments

I knew it was eventually going to happen, the temptation is far too great to avoid. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about turning to the darkside and taking up knitting (although I wouldn’t mind making my own matching wool scarf and woobie set for winter, especially if it’s as cold as last year.) Instead, I’m […]

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