Highland Woodworking is pleased to introduce you to Curtis Turner, our newest contributing writer to The Highland Woodturner. Even though he has been a "Turner" his entire life, he knew turning was a skill that required the guidance of a master to develop it fully. He worked closely with an experienced turner, who helped him train his eye (and hand) to blend curves, develop pleasing forms and sharpen tools efficiently.
The guidance he received in his early days of turning has convinced him that success in woodworking credits back to both formal instruction and membership in a community of woodworkers.
The Easy Wood Tools Full Detailer
By George T. (Terry) Chapman
This month, I tried the Easy Detailer while turning a spindle and
a bead and cove. I also added a few other details which one might use while making a candlestick, a Windsor chair leg or a stair spindle. The Easy Detailer worked like a champ.
The Elbo Tool: Eliminate the Drudgery of End Grain Vessel Hollowing!With a minimum of set up time, the Elbo Tool readily attaches to any lathe without retaining bars or special hardware. Three elbow-joint pivot points let you guide the cutter effortlessly. No more tense muscles or bone jolting rides as you hollow. CLICK HERE for more info:
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This month we are featuring Larry Sorenson's 'Three Mile Island' Vases, which feature some gorgeously figured wood that was destined for the firepit. CLICK HERE for a look at Larry's vases:
It's All About the Finish
This tip is not about what finish to use on your woodturning projects, but what you do after you close the can or bottle of finish to help preserve the rest for your next project. How many times have you closed up your finish and put it on the shelf only to find it skimmed over the next time you open it?Here's a tip to help keep that from happening:
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