Highland Woodturner, No. 47, February 2015 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
Grinder Bushings Grinder Bushings

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas

I am excited to share with you a project I recently completed. This is such a simple turning project that I wish I had done this long ago. Simply put, I turned custom plastic bushings to improve the performance of my grinder. The plastic turned easily with common turning tools and techniques.

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Turning a Bangle Bar Turning a Bangle Bar

By Ray Bissonette
Snyder, NY

Recently, a neighbor told me of her plans to make a bracelet holder from the core of a paper towel roll. I wondered if something a bit more interesting could emerge from a lathe.

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Drill Depth Gauge for the Tailstock A Drill Depth Gauge for the Tailstock

By Rick Morris
Duluth, GA

My Jet 16x42 woodturning lathe is about 10 years old now, and a few parts are beginning to show some wear. To solve my problems I decided to make a drill depth gauge to attach to my tailstock.

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Getting Started in Woodturning

Getting Started in

Woodturners enjoy nothing more than sharing their passion for turning and the knowledge they've gained at the lathe. Getting Started in Woodturning represents this community spirit: This collection of practical and skill-building information from American Woodturner magazine, the journal of the American Association of Woodturners, is written by woodturners for woodturners. Inside these pages, experts and pros share their best safety practices, tool knowledge, fundamental techniques, and favorite projects. This helpful reference is chock full of detailed, useful advice that covers the problems, challenges, and questions that all beginners encounter.

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Rikon 70-220VSR Midi-Lathe

NEW Rikon 70-220VSR Midi-Lathe

Rikon has hit a home run with their new model 70-220VSR midi-lathe. Featuring 12-1/2" swing over the ways and 20" between centers, as well as a 24-position index head, this lathe is designed to handle a wide variety of projects.

A 1 HP motor provides plenty of power with smooth electronic variable-speed control that ranges from a low of 250 RPM up to 3850 RPM within 3 pulley ranges. A reversing switch and digital RPM readout are included.

The headstock is designed for easy access to belt and pulley for changing speed ranges, and multiple optional bed extensions can be added to increase spindle length capacity.

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This month we are featuring the woodturning projects of Denis Ciesielski who often combines bronze, brass, and copper castings with his woodturning projects.

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woodturning tips Bucket Cuts

This month, Phil has a tip on how he stabilizes wood when making chainsaw cuts in his driveway.

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