By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas
I happen to like using axes. I know, strange isn't it? Perhaps it is the simplicity of an axe that I find intriguing. Of course, I like the direct connection of hand tool to wood. A quality axe is a thing of simple beauty. So what do the romantic notions of axes and hatchets have to do with woodturning? Well, the lathe can be a practical way to make a replacement handle.
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Daniel A. Metzler
Key West, Florida
About 30 years ago, I was very new to woodturning. A friend was moving out of town and wanted to leave his old 12" Delta lathe in my garage. I had an extra few feet of space between the front of the cars. He gave me a one hour lesson on how to use it, as well as some tools. Thus began my adventures in woodturning...
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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 bowls and vases of David A. Mallory, as well as a reproduction of his mother's fold-down desk from the 1800's that features two shelf supporting spindles.
CLICK HERE to take a closer look at David's turnings:
The Foam Tip
Last month's tip generated the most email I have ever received, but it wasn't about the nut of the tail stock, it was my mentioning foam and the bandsaw.
Here it is, the foam tip:
Upcoming Turning Classes at Highland
Many classes fill up quickly, so please register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.
Apr 23 Taming of the Skew
Apr 27 Turn a Peppermill
May 24 Basic Bowl Turning
May 25 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
May 28 Sharpening for Turners
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