Highland Woodturner, No. 45, December 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
Safety While Woodturning Safety While Woodturning

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas

We have arrived at the end of another year. This is the season for reflection and anticipation about the future. This is also a hectic time of year. I know many of you will be busy completing a few last minute gifts. It becomes tempting to take a few short cuts to save time. I want to take a moment to remind you that safety while turning is not an area for short cuts.

CLICK HERE for some safety tips and woodturning ideas for the new year:

Turned Bandsaw Insert Creating a Turned Bandsaw Insert

By Rick Morris
Duluth, GA

After breaking his bandsaw table insert, Rick decided to try his hand at creating his own turned inserts on the lathe. In this article, Rick goes through the step by step process of sizing and creating the insert for his bandsaw table.

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Woodturning with a Cause

Woodturning with a Cause By Aaron Cooley

In the August 2014 issue of Wood News we featured Aaron Cooley who turns wooden urns for the organization We Ride To Provide, dedicated to "honoring, serving, and supporting K-9 teams in GA and wherever else they can help." Aaron explains the background and mission of We Ride to Provide, and discusses the process for turing his urns.

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This month we are featuring the woodturning projects of John Perrella, who turns bowls made entirely from Eastern hardwood trees that grow in his local forest in the Catskill Mountains

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woodturning tips How I Find Great Wood for Turning – for FREE!

This month, we're sharing Phil's tip on the different ways he is able to find free wood for turning, including log piles and fallen tree clean-ups.

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