Turning Wooden Lampshades
Seven years ago I started woodworking. I made many pieces of furniture, and then one spring, my wife wanted a new wood floor in the house. As compensation, I got my first lathe.
The minute I started turning, I knew it was a fun and productive use of my time. I stumbled upon a couple of walnut logs and made bowls for Christmas presents, then started making ornaments. Each year I tried to "outdo" the year before. Well, this year I made lamps and lamp shades.
Woodturning Tool Review: Easy Wood Tools
I am a wood turning snob. I admit it. I resent it when someone calls their woodturning tools "easy". It is not supposed to be easy – if it were easy, than everybody could do it.
With all that in mind, you can imagine my thoughts when I came across the Easy Wood Tool turning tools at the High a few weeks ago. These are new turning tools sold as easy to learn and easy to use. Yeah, right!! Snobbery kicked in.CLICK HERE for Terry's reaction after using the Easy Wood Tools!
Massive Rikon 20" x 37" Lathe is an Unbeatable ValueCLICK HERE for Details:
For this monthly column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your favorite woodturning projects 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 stuff in a future issue.
This month we are featuring the work of Bill Akins of Lithia Springs, GA. CLICK HERE for a look inside:
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.
Power Sanding: Lighten Up
I got a call the other day from a customer saying his 2" and 3" sanding disk holders were falling apart after using them a very short time sanding turnings on his lathe.
His comments took me back to a time when I was having the same problem.What did Phil do to solve his problem?
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