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  1. Video: Why Are Woodturning Blanks Coated in Wax?



    drying out a waxed bowl blank


    When you shop for woodturning blanks, many of them are coated in wax. Should you scrape off the wax before turning? Leave the wax on the blank?

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  2. Video: Woodturning with Green Wood or Dried Bowl Blanks



    shaping a green bowl blank on a lathe


    Learn how to turn bowls from green wood or seasoned wood bowl blanks.

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  3. Video: Parts of a Lathe

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    Learn the names and functions of each part of a woodworking lathe. You'll learn the answers to questions about lathes, such as: How is lathe speed controlled? How is the wood supported by the lathe? Is a heavier lathe better than a light weight lathe? What is a lathe banjo? What are the ways?

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  4. Video: Sanding Bowls & Faceplate Turnings On A Lathe

    sanding bowls and faceplate turnings on a lathe video screenshot


    Learn how to sand your bowl and faceplate turning projects smooth.

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  5. Video: Sanding Spindle Turnings On A Lathe

    Using a lathe to assist in sanding a woodturning project


    Learn how to sand your spindle turning projects smooth.

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  6. Video: Beginners Guide to Turning Hollow Vessels

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    How to turn a hollow vessel using the Rockler Hollowing Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool. A hollow vessel is a turned piece that features an opening that is smaller than the lower part of the vessel. The swan neck shaft of the Carbide Hollowing Tool is specially contoured for making blind cuts and undercuts inside of turned vessels. Like Rockler's other carbide turning tools, it features a replaceable, rotatable cutter that does away with the hassle and downtime of sharpening.

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  7. Video: Wood Lathe & Woodturning Safety Tips

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    Learn these tips for using a woodworking lathe safely. What safety gear do you need to use a lathe?

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  8. Video: Wood Turning Taper Legs

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    Woodturning a tapered leg is not difficult. The trick is to turn multiple legs with tapers that match. Learn how to use a couple simple jigs to measure the diameter at each end of a tapered leg and turn consistent tapers.

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