By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas
I have always found it interesting how woodworkers are generally divided into two camps. Flat woodworkers and round woodworkers with only a small percentage of makers working in both crafts. I happen to be one of the few woodworkers at the intersection of both groups. I find aspects of both crafts very appealing. The woodworker in me enjoys hand tools and watching a project emerge from a stack of lumber. I also experience the level of satisfaction when I turn an object from a log I harvested months before.
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Turning with Temple:
Turning Multiple Spindles
By Temple Blackwood
Setting out to turn a series of multiple spindles requires a number of helpful preparations. In this how-to article, Temple goes over the three rules all turners need to know when turning spindles, as well as the step-by-step process of completing your spindles.
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We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodturning projects or shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodturning. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit if we show your turning or shop in a future issue.
This month we are featuring the projects of Peter Fabricius who has been turning since 1960, but has made it a regular hobby since retiring in 2006.
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A "Nut" Case
This month, Phil has come up with a tip using a 15/16 OD nut that will help make hollowing and drilling on the lathe into a much easier process!
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Upcoming Turning Classes at Highland
Many classes fill up quickly, so please register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.
Apr 19 Basic Bowl Turning
Apr 26 Beginning Bowl Turning
Classes Suitable for Teens
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Bodger Rotary Bowl Sander
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