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Turning a Bird Seed Scoop
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX

Recently, my son and I built a small bird feeder. The small size of this feeder required a small scoop to refill the seed. So, for this month's article and turning video, we are going to make a bird seed scoop. This is a good project for your first end grain hollowing exercise and can be scaled up to suit your needs.

Let's see how it's made:

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Turning with Temple:
Woodturning Classes and Demos

By Temple Blackwood
Castine, ME

Recently featured in the July 2013 Highland Woodturner's Show Us Your Shop column, we brought Temple Blackwood back to discuss his unique teaching philosophy and methods that he uses within his woodturning classes and demonstrations.

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Bodger Set of 6 Turning Tools

Bodger Set of 6 Turning Tools

Whether you are a beginning woodturner or a seasoned pro, our Bodger turning tools offer a very affordable, high–quality alternative to British turning tools. We guarantee they will ably serve the needs of any woodturner who wants exceptional performance

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Bodger Rotary Bowl Sander

Bodger Rotary Bowl Sander

This simple sanding accessory virtually eliminates any trace of sanding swirls & scratches. Its freewheeling 2" sponge head with velcro sandpaper attachment rotates when applied to a turning, reducing paper clogging and acting much like a random orbit sander in creating no consistent abrasive tracks on your work.

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This month we are featuring the shop of woodturner, Doug Pinney, and his beautiful turnings.

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wood turning Quick Measure Repetitive Cut Bandsaw Table

I needed a way to make repetitive cuts on the bandsaw without measuring each piece. Precise cuts are not a requirement for turners since we turn in the round, but size is.

Here is the explanation to my quick measure method:
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