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Turning a Door Stopper
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX

One day recently, I decided to open up my shop door to let in some Texas spring air. I realized as I placed my turned door stop under the door that this would be a good project to share.

This month's project is as simple as it is useful. If you follow these tips, you will end up with two separate door stops; give one as a gift, or use both to hold open your front and back doors with style at the same time.

CLICK HERE to learn how to turn your own door stopper:

The Highland Blog: My Pile of Woodturning Tools
By George T. (Terry) Chapman
Fairburn, Georgia

In this recent post, Terry Chapman does a rundown of some of the woodturning tools he keeps around the shop, including some of his favorites! Terry also offers a suggestion for sharpening your turning tools that he picked up from the class he took with Mike Mahoney at Highland.

CLICK HERE to read Terry's sharpening secret:

Oneway Wolverine Grinding Jig

Oneway Wolverine Grinding Jig

This simple jig system virtually automates grinding and sharpening all your turning tools. The jig comes with two bases so you can mount one under each wheel of your grinder; this lets you move the tool holder you're using from coarse grit to fine in seconds.

CLICK HERE for more details on this time-saving sharpening tool:

Oneway Wolverine
Vari-Grind Attachment

We highly recommend Oneway's optional Vari-grind attachment for gouges. It works with the V-arm to provide perfect control for grinding almost any bevel shape from slight fingernail crown to radical side grind, with freedom to alter tools and experiment with custom shapes.

CLICK HERE for more info:

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This month we are featuring the work of Diane Davison of N. Olmstead, OH, who is a self-taught woodturner and an avid reader of books by Master Woodturners.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look at some of Diane's pieces:

wood turning Cleaning Up a Ragged Chuck Hole

I love making weed pots. I use up the cutoffs from bigger turned pieces and I can work on my designs for pieces to be made in the future.

Unfortunately, once I pull the pot off the chuck, the hole in the top is often ragged and has threads cut into it. What I needed was a tapered bit that would center itself and then drill a clean and larger hole.

CLICK HERE to see how Phil solved this problem:

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