Highland Woodturner, No. 48, March 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
Favorite Tools 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.

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Porch Column Repairs Porch Column Repairs

By Temple Blackwood
Castine, ME

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 Repurposing a Hock Spokeshave Blade

By Lee Laird
Austin, TX

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:

Easy Wood Tools - the EASY way to turn!

Easy Wood Tools offer an innovative solution to the challenge of learning to turn wood. Using a series of replaceable carbide cutters, these tools address fatigue, safety and efficiency like no other turning tools.

Are you learning to turn? Make it a little EASIER on yourself!
Woodturners Mini-Texturing Tool Hardware Parts Kit

Woodturners Mini-Texturing Tool Hardware Parts Kit

This mini-texturing tool hardware parts kit provides the hardware necessary for you to build a superb texturing tool. (You provide a scrap of wood of your choice to turn for the handle.) Once built, the mini-texturing tool allows a woodturner to enhance the texture of a workpiece's surface after the woodturning is complete. It can be used to decorate your turned boxes (such as the ones shown illustrated above), bottle stoppers, pens, finials, bowls and hollow forms, as well as almost any other kind of workpiece turned on a lathe.

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This month we are featuring the woodturning projects of William Kaufman who has turned a variety of woods and often includes sections of carving amongst his pieces.

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woodturning tips 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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Upcoming Turning Classes at Highland

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Mar 29 Turn a Peppermill
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Apr 11 Beginning Turning
Apr 22 Sharpening for Turners

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