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The Highland Woodturner:

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.
Featured this month is Ken Gaidos' converted barn workshop in Nolensville, Tennessee.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:

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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?

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