Highland Woodturner, No. 43, October 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
Stropping Wheel Creating a Stropping Wheel

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas

This is an extremely easy project! A stropping wheel will be useful for touching up knives as well as turning tools. You will need a faceplate, a small piece of MDF, and a small strip of leather (an old belt will work). It is well worth the time and materials to create a stropping wheel.

CLICK HERE to learn how to make your own:

Quick, Easy, and Great-looking Turned Christmas Ornaments

Turned Christmas Ornaments By Rick Morris
Duluth, GA

When Christmas rolls around, as it seems to do every year, I begin to think of what I want to turn to give out as small Christmas gifts. Last year and this year, I have settled on making three different types of Christmas tree ornaments. They must be small and light enough so that they don’t drag the tree branch down to the floor. Since I want to make several dozen, not just one or two, they also must be fairly easy to make, not requiring much time per ornament. And, of course, they must look great when they’re done!

CLICK HERE to learn the step-by-step process of making your own ornaments:

VIDEO: Creating a Snowman

Christmas Tree Ornaments By Rick Morris
Duluth, GA

To go along with his Christmas Ornament making article, Rick Morris has created a step-by-step video guide to creating his Snowman ornament. In Part 1 he goes over the shaping of the Snowman ornament. In Part 2 he goes over the sanding, finishing, and addition of the facial elements on the ornament.

CLICK HERE to watch the videos:

Delta 2MT Live Center

Delta 2MT Live Center
ON SALE for $12.50
(reg. $24.99)

Here's an exceptional value in a ball-bearing Live Center for your woodturning lathe. Sized to fit #2 Morse Taper.

ON SALE while supplies last!

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Oneway Wolverine Grinding Jig

Oneway Wolverine Grinding Jig

This simple jig system virtually automates grinding and sharpening all your turning tools. The jig comes with two bases so you can mount one under each wheel of your grinder; this lets you move the tool holder you're using from coarse grit to fine in seconds.

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This month we are featuring a woodturning video made by Ben Hall featuring his process of turning magic wands. This is a project he enjoys making and a great gift idea for kids.

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woodturning tips Grinder Grit Wheels

This month, Phil shares a time saving tip when using the Oneway Wolverine Grinding System, and how it will allow you to have even more time to turn.

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