Turning a chisel handle is an easy project that can be the foundation for creating an entire set of matching handles. Once you see how easy this project is, you might even try your hand at making a matching awl!
Just in time for the Holidays, Morton is turning pens in his shop, and he offers a detailed instruction video for you to follow and learn to do it yourself! With this video and a few pen turning supplies on hand, you can plow through your gift-giving list and be done before Thanksgiving!Watch the video to learn how to turn a pen!
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This month we are featuring some of the turning work of John Beaver, including several bowls with techniques that may make you wonder "how did he do that?" Take a look at John's work HERE!
Using a Scraper for Woodturning
I want to share with you some of the techniques for using the scraper I've learned over the years.
First, it needs to be said that there is nothing wrong with using scrapers. Scrapers are just as effective as any other turning tool and like any turning tool, there are techniques to learn in order to get the most out of your scraper use.Read Phil's tips on how to best use a scraper in your own woodturning HERE:
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