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Making a Turned Stool

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas
I decided to kick off the new year by building a stool for my shop. I have dragged my current shop stool around my shop for years and always disliked having to interrupt my work flow to go retrieve it from the other end of the shop. It's a project that turned out to be more challenging than most. A turned stool with four legs requires multiple parts and involves fitting angled mortises and tenons. It's a fun project to build over the course of a weekend.

Sound interesting? CLICK HERE to read how I built it:

TOOL REVIEW: The New Kelton Multi-Axis Scraper

Reviewed by Keith Fenton
Woodturning Magazine

Lately there's been a lot of buzz about the new Kelton Multi-Axis Scraper. Woodturning magazine just did a performance test on this new scraper and featured a full page review in their latest issue.

Read Keith's review
(and a short second opinion):

Delta 46-460 Variable-Speed Midi-Lathe

Delta's smooth-running electronic variable-speed Midi-Lathe has become one of the marketplace's most popular lathes. With a swing of 12-1/2" over the bed and 16-1/2" distance between centers, it can also be super-sized to 42" between centers with the addition of an optional bed extension.

See why it's become so popular:

Oneway Drill Wizard

Oneway's Drill Wizard is a handy jig that allows you to use your hand drill for precision drilling into workpieces mounted on your lathe. It can be set to drill at practically any angle in a horizontal plane, so it's ideal for drilling into workpieces mounted on a faceplate or between centers. Great for chairmaking.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Featured Products from Recent Issues

Woodturner's Bandsaw Blade
Wolverine Grinding Jig
Mini-Texturing Tool Parts Kit
Galbert Caliper
McNaughton Center Saver
The Elbo Tool
Metabo Random Orbit Sander
Ready-to-use Longworth Chuck

Anchor Seal End Grain Sealer
General Woodturner's Finish
Rikon Premium Mini-Lathe
Rikon 20" x 37" Var. Speed Lathe
Oneway Sit Down Lathe
Bodger HSS Turning Tools
Easy Wood Tools
Serious Toolworks Turning Tools

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For this monthly column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodturning projects along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodturning. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit if we show your turning in a future issue.
This month we are featuring the diverse work of Ray Asselin, who became hooked on woodturning more than 25 years ago after a one-day class featuring an old treadle lathe.

Take a look at some of his recent woodturnings HERE:

wood finishing
My Way of Sharpening
a Skew

It goes without saying that if you are using a skew, it needs to be sharp. A dull skew might as well be used as a hammer (though I would not recommend it).

Preferring not to invest in a stand-alone machine to do the job, I came up with my own method for sharpening a skew.

Here's what works for me:

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Jan. 22 - Turn a Peppermill
Feb. 15 - Sharpening for Turners
Mar. 17 - Beginning Turning
Mar. 18 - Turn a Peppermill
Mar. 28 - Taming the Skew
Mar. 31 - Basic Bowl Turning
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