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  1. Setting Up a Woodturning Shop

    Setting up a large Powermatic lathe in a woodturning shop

    If you're thinking of getting started in woodturning, here are some great guidelines. Our expert breaks down the "must-have" tools from the "nice to have" and even includes a few of his "dream shop" favorites.

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  2. How to Prevent Redwood Ridges?

    Rough turning a redwood burl bowl blank

    How do you get rid of the small ridges that develop when turning redwood?

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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