Woodturning

Where to buy wood for turning

There are many places to buy wood for turning, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. This blog post will discuss some of the best places to buy wood for turning to make the best decision for your needs. Remember that the quality and type of wood you get will vary depending on where you…

How to Turn Pens

Woodturning pens is a fun hobby that does not require a lot of equipment. You don’t need a fancy lathe or a huge collection of wood-turning tools to turn pens. All you need is a pen blank, a pen mandrel, a pen turning tool, pen turning glue, pen marking tool, pen turning stain, and a…

Woodturning with carbide tools

Wood lathe carbide tools These are simple woodturning tools that feature carbide cutters and are available in full-size and mid-size models. A lathe is a motorized machine that spins wood at high speeds to add circular elements to a wooden furniture part.  There are options to look at when acquiring a lathe. Newer wood lathes…

Best chuck for bowl turning

Choosing a chuck for bowl turning If you intend to turn large-diameter bowls, you buy a heavy-duty and larger-capacity chuck. For smaller turnings, you can go for smaller capacity chucks. To turn bowls, use a chuck with jaws that compress into a tenon or any model that expands well into recess. Note that chuck manufacturers…

Epoxy resin woodturning projects

Ten things you can make with Epoxy on a lathe Craft Resin Coasters Craft Resin Wall Art Craft Resin Chopping Boards Craft Resin Lap Desk Craft Resin Countertops Craft Resin Cheese Boards Craft Resin Ash Tray Craft Resin Jewelry Craft Resin Key Chain Charm Craft Resin Wooden Bowl Woodturning with resin for beginners For beginners,…

How to use woodturning tools

When you’re starting, figuring out what woodturning tools you’ll need might be a minefield. The Axminster Woodturning Tool Set is a fantastic place to start because it comes properly honed and sharpened. You can mount M2 HSS steel blades on smooth, well-shaped beech wood handles. M2 HSS keeps its edge sharper for longer than cheaper…

Turning Pens | A Quick Guide

A woodturner’s toolkit for turning pens consists of several different lathes designed to accommodate different types of turning cutters. So, which lathe to use? That depends on what style of turning pen you want to create, but the most important factor is the cutting tool. For best results, choose a tool that can cut your…

Ring Turning Techniques and How To Fix Common Issues

This blog will explain the technique of ring turning. It is not to sell tools or equipment, but to explain the art of making rings with wood on a lathe. Will this teach you how to make rings like the ones pictured below? No. But, by reading this blog you will learn to understand the…

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