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An excellent primer for anyone wanting to learn the fun, rewarding art of woodturning.

Woodworker’s Journal Getting Started in Woodturning DVD

Item #
57753
Rating:
58% of 100

Woodturning is growing in popularity as people of all stripes discover that it is inexpensive and easy to get started in this practical, fun and creative craft. This entertaining full-length DVD teaches everything you’ll need to know to start woodturning safely and with more than enough knowledge to have fun right from the start.


This DVD includes sections on:

  • Woodturning tools and how to use them
  • The parts of a lathe and what they do
  • Spindle turning: cutting coves and beads, using spindle gouges, skews and scrapers
  • Bowl turning (face plate turning): mounting large blanks and mastering the bowl gouge
  • Sanding and finishing on the lathe

In addition, we’ve included a bonus sharpening section teaching how to get your tools sharp and keep them that way. Ernie Conover: With more than 40 years of experience teaching woodturning, Ernie is the perfect person to instruct people beginning in the craft of woodturning. A talented woodworker across the spectrum of woodworking, he was also one of the founding members of the American Association of Woodturners. Kimberly McNeelan: A professional woodworker and author, Kimberly brings a fresh and artistic bent to her woodworking. Her focus is “aesthetically pleasing and functional wood furniture.” A regular contributor to Woodworker’s Journal magazine and website, Kimberly is a rising star in the world of woodworking.

(1) Woodworker’s Journal Getting Started in Woodturning DVD
More Information
Brand Woodworker's Journal
Manufacturer Part Number WWJ DVD GET STARTED
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec No
Tech Docs No
Length No
Author Ernie Conover
Topic Turning, Woodworking, Lathe
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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Getting started in Woodturning
The DVD was very helpful and gave me answers to many of the questions. The instructors very clear and provided many tips to make turning very enjoyable. I will definitely order more of these DVDs.
April 11, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I am very pleased with the material I received - it has given confidence to tackle wood turning which prior to receiving the material I only wished I had - thank you for this. I now have a lathe and wood and desire together with know how.
May 31, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Student Use has been helpful
I finally had the opportunity to review the Woodturning DVD that I gave to the high school. I'm not much into turning, but the high school shop teacher, a lady, said it has been helpful to the students; has had lot's of viewings and is required watch before starting to use the lathe.

Jim
November 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
hopeful
At the present time all I can go on is my past dealings with rockler & woodworkers journal. The video was for my daughter-in-law (as close to a daughter as I`ll ever have love her) she is interested in turning & I know very little on turning so I got this DVD to help find out what she needs to get started. We would like to watch together, maybe both of us will learn. I have never had anything from these people that did not work so I`m looking forward to this. I`m an older man & no computer skills, know nothing about sending pictures
May 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Not basic enough
The was supposed to be for those of us "getting started in woodturning". I would have liked to have seen more on sharpening of tools and exactly how you present the tool to the wood. A close up of a gouge actually cutting and how it is manipulated to perform the various cuts. I saw some fine cutting in the video but I could not replicate it from what I saw. This video was above those of us "getting started". Thanks. I learned a bunch anyway.
April 29, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
A beginners review
There was much useful information in the DVD. Overall it was good. What I found lacking are the following:
1. the section on sharpening was limited to a device which was not well described nor detailed where to obtain
2. there was not enough detail with the demonstrations of using the various tools. Would be helpful to have had insight into speed of lathe vs. type of wood; angles to have the various tools to the wood and better closeup shots with descriptive oral instructions
3 just a bit stilted
Overall, I picked up useful tips but was hoping for a lot more
May 29, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Getting Started in Woodturning
The DVD was a good intro to the basics.
Good emphasis on safety.
Sorry guys, it wasn't worth 30 bucks. I got these basics in junior high school 60 years ago.
May 27, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
not as good
I thought it would be better then it was some of the things were OK could be more sharpening then it was' I I would not tell them to buy this video
May 18, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Not much there
Both stuck to prepaired script. Very elementary. Didn't really tell or explained how to do. Sort of a sales pitch for turning. If anyone wishes to start woodturning, better look elsewhere. No substance.
September 12, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
DVD Review
I was EXTREMELY disappointed in the DVD. It purports to teach "...everything you'll need to know to start woodworking safely and with more than enough knowledge." Not. Uses terms without defining them, talks about procedures without demonstrating them, demonstrations often have critical views obstructed, does not go into any of the critical aspects of how to use the tools (with the partial exception of the angled skew). I wish that I had not spent the money on this DVD and do not recommend it for anyone new to wood turning or too the novice.
April 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
to learn more about woodturning
Glenn W on Feb 9, 2018
To Learn
Paul P on Aug 29, 2017
to learn more about woodturning
Glenn W on Feb 9, 2018
Have rebuilt the Grizzly Lathe for the school's wood shop and found that they didn't have any basic info on getting started with wood turning. Saw the add on my computer and talked with the shop teacher, who had nothing, and it looked like a good starting point for the students. Jim
Jim on Sep 11, 2017
To Learn
Paul P on Aug 29, 2017
same as above to better understand what I am doing right or wrong
thomas h on Apr 29, 2017
Price and availability
Lawrence F on Feb 28, 2017
Curious about turning wood, know next to nothing about it
Gregory r w on Jan 19, 2017
Learn better methods of turning wood
Jerry O on Jul 18, 2016
Wanted to learn to do it right with the right tools.
Donald F on Jul 11, 2016
Always more to learn
Hank W on Jul 11, 2016
Plan on making furniture.
don c on May 7, 2016
Looking for information and ideas
James L on Feb 19, 2016
New at wood turning
John M on Dec 11, 2015
I am a woodturning beginer and I thought that there would be woodturning pointers that will help me do a better job of turning wood.
Paul K on Sep 18, 2015
I just bought a lathe
Gresham R on Aug 29, 2015
I'm very interested in woodturning
Mary W on Aug 24, 2015
Teaching tool to someone starting lathe woodworking
Laura Sue M on Jun 29, 2015
I am interested in continuing turning wood. I know Ernie Conover, taken a course under him, and thought this would be appropriate.never hurts to try to improve.
Andrew D on Jun 25, 2015
I always trust Rockler
Dave B on Jun 21, 2015
Have always wanted to get started turning.
ALLAN C on Jun 14, 2015
To improve turning skills.
Scott J on May 30, 2015
I saw it in a Woodturning magazine .
Shirley P on May 20, 2015
I own a lathe and want to get started in woodturning
Charles R. G on May 19, 2015
tlearn how to use my lath better and get more use of it
Thomas C on May 19, 2015
My husband wanted it.
Pamela M on Apr 30, 2015
Have rebuilt the Grizzly Lathe for the school's wood shop and found that they didn't have any basic info on getting started with wood turning. Saw the add on my computer and talked with the shop teacher, who had nothing, and it looked like a good starting point for the students. Jim
Jim on Sep 11, 2017
same as above to better understand what I am doing right or wrong
thomas h on Apr 29, 2017
Where can I find a face plate for a harbor freight wood lathe?
Floyd on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will need to know the size and thread count of the headstock spindle to determine that.