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How to Turn an Egg
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX

With Easter right around the corner, we thought we would rerun this 'Classic Curtis Turner' column on how he turns an egg on the lathe.

One benefit of turning wooden eggs is the sheer practice of tool control it requires of the turner. Yes, the first few eggs will be a scrambled mix of mistakes. (Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun.) But at least you are practicing with small bits of wood, and not wasting larger blanks.

CLICK HERE to learn how to turn your own egg:

VIDEO: Full-Sized Easy Wood Tools Turning Tools
By George T. (Terry) Chapman
Fairburn, Georgia

Take a closer look at some of the capabilities of the full-sized Easy Wood Tools Turning Tools in this video as Terry Chapman uses the full-sized Easy Rougher, Finisher and Detailer to turn a spindle.

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1/2 inch Drill Chuck for #2 Morse Taper

1/2 inch Drill Chuck for #2 Morse Taper

This perennial bestseller lets you hold small turning in your lathe's headstock, or drill bits in the tailstock. It holds items up to 1/2" in diameter and tightens with the included chuck key. Fits lathes that take #2 Morse Taper(2MT) accessories.

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Sorby Stebcentre

The Stebcentre's spring-loaded center point allows you to set your workpiece in place (or remove it) while the lathe is turning. Your workpiece spins when you increase tailstock pressure and the Stebcentre's teeth bite into the wood. With light pressure it will drive your work, but allow it to stop if you have a catch, minimizing damage to your workpiece. With increased pressure it will power through even the heaviest cuts. Fits #2 MT headstock spindle.

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Show Us Your Woodturning!

This month we feature the work of Jim Marx of St. Louis, MO. Jim suspects working with a lathe must be in his blood, as his grandfather operated a metal lathe for more than 50 years. The many colors and natural designs of wood grain are intriguing to Jim, and he likes to show these off in his beautiful woodturnings.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look at this beautiful vase and several other works by Jim:


wood turning A Dust Hose That Stays In Place!

Finally, a dust hose that stays in place.

I have been looking for a dust hose for my lathe that is easy to connect and when bent, stays bent. I think I may have finally found one.

CLICK HERE to read how to make your own woodturning a little less dusty:

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