Woodturning Class: Taming of the Skew
I hesitate to say I have tamed the skew, but at least I can live in the same house with it now.
I went to the "Taming of the Skew" class at Highland last week and we spent three good hours with Hal Simmons, a professional turner, to try to solve some of the problems many people have trying to use a skew chisel.CLICK HERE to read about Terry's attempts at taming that terrifying skew chisel!
Hardware Parts Kit for building a homemade mini-texturing toolIt's simple to make a mini-texturing tool for adding decorative details to woodturning projects. CLICK HERE for more info:
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Featured this month is Ken Gaidos' converted barn workshop in Nolensville, Tennessee. CLICK HERE for a look inside:
A Time-Saving Turning TipIf necessity is the mother of invention, laziness is most likely the father.
I was in my shop one evening roughing out bowls. After roughing out the first bowl, with the chuck still on the lathe, I thought "Why not just put the #2 drive center in the chuck and tighten it up and save some time?"I did it and turned the lathe on to see how well it centered. How did it all work out?
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