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  1. Getting Started in Pen Turning

    two wood pens


    Learn to turn a pen from start to finish. This is a fun and fast project for beginning and experienced woodturners. We offer hundreds of pen kits and wood or acrylic pen blanks that you can mix and match to create a nearly endless variety of pens. And, you don't need a shop full of woodworking tools to get started. All you need is a small lathe , a drill and a few turning tools .This is the perfect project to get started in woodturning and be creative.

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  2. How to Make Segmented Bowl Woodturning Blanks

    segmented bowl turning blank

    In this Rockler demonstration you'll learn how to cut the segment pieces and glue them up to make a segmented bowl turning blank. The new Rockler Perfect Miter Setup Blocks make it easy to cut the precise angles needed to make the segmented frames. These setup blocks are precisely set to the different miter angles required to cut segmented pieces that make up 4 to 12 sided frames.



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  3. Best Speed for Sanding on Lathe?

    Using a lathe to aid in bowl sanding


    What's the best method for sanding on a lathe?

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  4. How to Get Started in Woodturning



    Layout of a small lathe, carbide turning tools and accessories


    What is the fastest and most economical way to get started woodturning? Our expert gives you his opinion, and it just might surprise you!

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  5. Right Glue, Faceplate Size for Mounting Bowl Blanks?



    Gluing a bowl blank onto a mounting block


    How should you mount a blank on a lathe for bowl turning?

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  6. Turn a Natural-Edge Green-Wood Bowl



    Turned natural edge bowl made from a green blank


    With their bark-topped rims and gracefully curving grain, natural-edge bowls make heads turn unlike any other project.

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  7. Turning Cabriole Legs



    Ernie Conover demonstrating a freshly turned cabriole leg


    How to turn in more than one axis to create cabriole legs — a furniture feature made popular in the Queen Anne style.

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  8. How to Keep Your Carbide Cutting Tools Sharp

    sharpening a carbide cutter woodturning tool

    In this Rockler demo you'll learn how to keep your carbide cutter turning tools sharp and making clean cuts. Carbide insert cutters are designed to be replaceable, but often all they need is a little touch up to cut like new again. The Rockler Carbide Cutter Honing System makes it easy with a 6'' diamond stone and a magnetic grip that securely holds your cutter as you guide it back and forth on the stone. You'll find the cutters clean up nicely to a keen, crisp edge. The grip has a molded recess that accepts all shapes and sizes of carbide cutters for our line of Rockler Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools.

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