Highland Woodturner, No. 35, February 2014 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
Kansas City Turning Club A Visit to the Kansas City Turning Club

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX

I recently had the opportunity to return to Kansas City for a woodworking event. I know, you might not think of Kansas City as a hot spot for woodworkers. However, you might be surprised to learn that the Woodturning and Woodworking clubs are extremely active. The woodworker's club boasts a membership base of over 300 and the turning club membership exceeds 120. The clubs share an amazing shop space that would be the envy of most clubs.

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Easy Wood Tools Easy Wood Tools: A Few Good Rules for Success

George T. (Terry) Chapman
Fairburn, GA

In this classic blog article, Terry Chapman shares some helpful tips he received from Rory Curtis of Easy Wood Tools, in order to use these great tools to their full potential. These tips include grip, leveling, and setting the tool rest.

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CLICK HERE to see Terry's video demo on Easy Wood Tools:

Rikon 70-100

Rikon 70-100 EXPANDABLE 12 inch Lathe
on SALE for $299.99 (regularly $399.99)

Super-sizing the mini-lathe concept, Rikon has created a lathe with an impressive 12 inch swing and 16 inches between centers. You can further increase the bed length in 24" multiples with the optional bed extension. The 1 inch x 8 TPI threaded drive spindle is powered by a 1/2HP 6.6 amp motor and a 6-step pulley for speed changes from 430 RPM-3900 RPM.

ON SALE while supplies last!

Rikon 70-100 EXPANDABLE 12 inch Lathe

Rikon Mini Lathe 24 inch Bed Extension

Rikon 12" Mini Lathe User Manual 70-1005

Crown 3/8 inch Pro-PM Bowl Gouge

Crown 3/8 inch Pro-PM Bowl Gouge

Representing the highest state of the art, tools created with Crown's powder metallurgy technology are tougher, harder, and longer lasting than M2 High Speed Steel. Users report that Pro-PM tools hold their edges about three times longer than conventional HSS tools. For less time maintaining the tools and more time turning wood, Pro-PM tools are the clear choice. Handles are ebonized ash. Overall length 26 inches. Handles Length 16 inch handle.

ON SALE while supplies last!

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This month we are featuring Paul Bucca's intricate segmented bowl turning, filled with portholes containing beautiful animal marquetry.

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woodturning tips Howard Feed-N-Wax

Phil has found a new finish for his woodturning called Howard Feed-N-Wax. In this month's column, Phil discusses the step-by-step method of applying this beautiful finish.

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Feb 25 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
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