How to Turn a Shop Stool: Turning and Assembling the Legs, Spindles, and Seat
Use a lathe and some simple mortise and tenon joints to create a unique wood stool with a footrest and stretchers.
Teknatool Introduces NOVA Comet II Midi Lathe at 2011 AWFS Show
Another star of the 2011 AWFS show, from Teknatool, was the NOVA™ Comet II Midi Lathe. The unit features a variable-speed motor with an rpm range from 250 to 4,000 rpm and capacities of a 12″ swing over bed and 16-1⁄2″ between centers (expandable to 42″ with an accessory). But that’s not all: the Comet [...]
How to Turn a Treen: Make a Fork Turning Project on Your Lathe
While the usual turning projects involve making a rounded piece on your lathe, expert Ernie Conover demonstrates an unusual but useful woodworking project.
How to Turn Bowls and Spheres with a Vacuum Chuck and Pump
To get to all sides of a bowl or sphere without mounting and marking up the project, our expert suggests an interesting vacuum chuck attachment.
How to Make Shaker Style Furniture: Candle Stand
The term Shaker is sometimes seen as denoting a furniture period, like Queen Anne or Chippendale, but although Shaker furniture making is a genre built to a set of aesthetic principles identifiably different than those of other genres of furniture making, the Shaker genre is not based, even loosely, on an historical period. Shaker [...]
Woodturning by Bonnie Klein
Bonnie Klein is a master woodworker and a leader in the field of small-scale turning and creative product design and woodturning teaching.
Using a Strobe Light with a Lathe?
Heard of anyone using a strobe light with a lathe. Here are three woodworking expert’s very different opinions on the subject.