Sharing the Love of Turning
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX
This Christmas season, I had the wonderful experience of teaching my oldest son to turn. I have looked forward to this opportunity for a long time. It was a strong sense of passing on a unique skill from father to son that appealed to me the most. However, I knew it was important that my eagerness did not trump good judgment. There are two important elements that should converge prior to teaching young children. One, they should be at about 12 years old and have the maturity to listen, understand and develop safe practices. You should be the ultimate judge of readiness. However, the following simple guidelines will serve as a good starting point.
CLICK HERE to find out Curtis's simple guidelines:
Turning with Temple: Porch Posts
By Temple Blackwood
In the spring of 2012, Scott Vogel, approached me for some help renovating his contracting and real estate office building. He needed help with repairs to the existing porch columns and turning two additional new columns to provide the additional support needed for the sagging apartment floor above.
CLICK HERE to see how they were made:
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Making the Perfect Tenon
Understanding your chucks ability to hold a tenon or recess is of great importance. This month, Phil discusses how to make the perfect tenon or recess, and how easy it is to do so.
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