My Favorite Tools and Accessories
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas
Students frequently ask for my recommendation on which tools and accessories they should buy. My recommendation is always based on what I know about the student and the things they aspire to turn. These factors help determine the appropriate size, type and style of tool or accessory.
CLICK HERE to read Curtis's recommendations:
Porch Column Repairs
By Temple Blackwood
In addition to turning his own porch columns, Temple has recently gone through the process of repairing several porch columns and this month he discusses the step by step process he takes for his repairs.
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Repurposing a Hock Spokeshave Blade
By Lee Laird
In our February 2015 issue of Wood News Online, Lee Laird discussed his newest project of repurposing a Hock Spokeshave Blade by turning new handles for the blade that would allow for controlled draw-knife like cuts for his musical instrument builds.
CLICK HERE here to how he did it:
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A Few Woodturning Safety Tips
In our 3rd issue of The Highland Woodturner, Phil shared some stories of turning accidents and addressed how they could have been avoided, which we wanted to share again as you get back into your shop this Spring.
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