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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 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 …

What's the Difference? - Band saws come in many sizes and prices, but they're all basically the same tool: A band of steel with teeth rotates on two wheels and passes through a table. Guides and bearings located above and below the blade hold it in position as it cuts. You simply place a board on the table and push it through the rotating blade.Entry-level benchtop saws offer portability over cutting capacity (maximum cutting width and height). Their lightweight construction is likely to…

Anyone can figure out how to cut simple curves with a bandsaw. But these tips, from a seasoned bandsaw expert, help you achieve much better results, whether you’re cutting curves or turning logs into lumber. These are the tips our trusted pro swears by.

Burls—those odd, bulbous growths on trees that result from an injury or disease—hold hidden treasures of exotic figure beneath their haunting exteriors.

Burls—those odd, bulbous growths on trees that result from an injury or disease—hold hidden treasures of exotic figure beneath their haunting exteriors.

I turn a lot of end grain hollow forms, primarily because I am adding a pewter collar to them and so need the wood to be in as stable an orientation as possible. About 6 months ago I started turning…

I turn a lot of end grain hollow forms, primarily because I am adding a pewter collar to them and so need the wood to be in as stable an orientation as possible. About 6 months ago I started turning…