Highland Woodturner, No. 33, December 2013 Welcome to Highland Woodworking - Fine Tools & Education Learn more about Highland Woodworking View our current woodturning classes and seminars Woodturning articles and solutions Subscribe to the Highland Woodturner
Coffee A Coffee Tragedy: Turning a Lid

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX

There was an accident involving a ceramic coffee container, which was a gift from my in-laws. More specifically, I accidently dropped and shattered the lid of the container. After pondering this tragic accident, I realized I could turn a replacement lid.

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Woodworker's Guide to Turning: A Book Review

woodworking tools By J. Norman Reid
Delaplane, VA

This small volume by John Kelsey, the first editor of Fine Woodworking Magazine, is packed full of everything a beginning woodturner needs to get started and progress to the intermediate skill level and beyond. Included is basic information on everything from tools to techniques.

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woodturner's gift guide

Rikon Mini-Lathe

Rikon 70-100
Premium 12" Mini-Lathe

We love this little lathe. In fact, the classroom at our store is outfitted with 8 of them for use by students in our woodturning classes.

The Rikon 70-100 can handle bowls up to 12" diameter and spindles up to 24" long. With an optional bed extension it can be expanded to turn spindles up to 40" long.

Its 1" x 8 TPI threaded drive spindle is powered by a 1/2 HP 6.6 amp motor with a 6-step pulley for speed changes from 430 to 3900 RPM. The step pulley is conveniently located outboard of the headstock allowing surprisingly quick speed changes as well as easy belt replacement without removing the spindle assembly.

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Woodworker's Guide To Turning (Back To Basics)

Book: Woodworker's
Guide To Turning
(Back To Basics)

People are drawn to the woodturning lathe because it is the quickest way to go from raw wood to a finished object. Most projects can be finished in an afternoon, and many can be completed in less than an hour. Unlike most woodworking machines, the lathe grips and rotates the wood while the woodworker attacks it with a hand held chisel or gouge. This makes the chips and shavings fly into the air as the blank rapidly takes on its new shape. This is also what makes woodturning so much fun: simple machines, easy skills to learn, fast results.

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This month we are featuring a variety of turnings from Bob Ducharme.

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woodturning tips The Flex Arm Magnetic LED Work Light

This month, Phil discusses the lighting advantages of The Flex Arm Magnetic LED Work Light and compares it to the use of just his normal fluorescent lights.

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