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Free Chess Set Woodworking Plans from Shopsmith

A Mike Darlow has a book out on making chess pieces. PSI has a very small section saleing a chess

Tips for better spindle turning! For more great woodturning tips visit http://www.handymantips.org/category/woodworking/

Even if you use the lathe only occasionally, you can quickly and easily learn to turn out shapely spindles—anything turned between centers—with these essential guidelines to lead you.

Sharpening Gouges By Alan Lacer Perhaps no other aspect of lathe work is a bigger stumbling block to new turners than the process of shaping and sharpening the tools. Even new tools often require reshaping and tuning to make them truly serviceable. A poorly shaped or dull tool is hard to control and leaves a damaged surface that requires extensive sanding. On the other hand, a sharp tool, ground properly …

Sharpening Gouges

Sharpening Gouges By Alan Lacer Perhaps no other aspect of lathe work is a…

Seasoning your own wood turning blanks from fallen tree limbs.

Seasoning Your Own Wood Turning Blanks From Fallen Tree Limbs.

Drying wood - Seasoning your own wood turning blanks from fallen tree limbs. - My Woodworking Shed

(05)....re boite avec fleuron [I normally don't like to hide the grain in wood but this is a truly unique piece].

Original pinner: boite avec fleuron [I normally don't like to hide the grain in wood but this is a truly unique piece].

Traveling Steady by jjr2001 -- I had the 1" and 2" fixed steady rests for my mini lathe but did not have the traveling steady. I copied (sort of) the 1" making changes to fit the material I had on hand and trying to save some chip making time. I came up with what is shown in the pictures below. I did not make an extra set of jaws since the jaws for the 1" steady fit it well and I don't see using them both at the same time. They are part aluminum and part hot rolled steel from my stock…

Traveling Steady by jjr2001 -- I had the 1" and 2" fixed steady rests for my mini lathe but did not have the traveling steady. I copied (sort of) the 1" making changes to fit the material I had on hand and trying to save some chip making time. I came up with what is shown in the pictures below. I did not make an extra set of jaws since the jaws for the 1" steady fit it well and I don't see using them both at the same time. They are part aluminum and part hot rolled steel from my stock…

Wood Lathe Steady Rest Plans - Lathe Tips, Jigs and Fixtures | WoodArchivist.com

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