Welcome to The Highland Woodturner's First Issue!
Welcome to Highland Woodworking's new monthly online publication,
The Highland Woodturner
. Woodworkers everywhere are
discovering the almost instant gratification that woodturning provides. A beautiful woodturning project can often
be finished in an hour or so, and the creative possibilities are endless.
us in sharing information with others about the craft of woodturning. Each monthly online issue
will contain useful woodturning tips; photos and descriptions of turning shops from around the
world; the latest innovations in woodturning tools; and information about woodturning educational
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Woodturning Class: Taming of the Skew
By George T. (Terry) Chapman
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!
NEW Serious Toolworks Turning Tools NOW AVAILABLE at Highland!
Serious Toolworks turning tools are designed for
serious turners seeking the absolute highest quality top-of-the-line tools for enhancing and refining their turning experience.
See what we mean by SERIOUS:
Hardware Parts Kit for building a homemade mini-texturing tool
It's simple to make a mini-texturing tool for adding decorative
details to woodturning projects.
CLICK HERE for more info:
For this monthly column, we invite you to
SEND US PHOTOS
of your woodturning shop along with captions and a brief history and description
of your woodturning. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show
your shop in a future issue.
A Time-Saving Turning Tip
If 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?