Highland Woodturner, No. 49, April 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
Turning a Garden Dibbler Project: Turning a Garden Dibbler

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas

Spring has finally sprung and now is the perfect time for gardening! In this article, Curtis discusses turning a Garden Dibbler, which is used for making perfect holes in the soil to plant seedlings.

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Porch Column Repairs An Improved Knockout Bar for the Lathe

By Rick Morris
Duluth, GA

Rick Morris recently created his own knockout bar that incorporates a slide-hammer into the handle and a brass tip on the striking end. The slide-hammer handle adds weight to the knockout bar and the sliding action (back and forth on the left end of the bar) adds momentum to the strike to dislodge the drive center.

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When Ordinary Won't Do! When Ordinary Won't Do!

By George T. (Terry) Chapman
Fairburn, GA

Clark McMullen does what you would really like to do — he makes a living turning wood. Clark and his company, Artistic Urns, Inc. artisticwoodurns.com , make beautiful urns for the funeral home industry.

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Gladstone HSS Tip Turning Scrapers

Gladstone HSS Tip Turning Scrapers

Replaceable tip tools are a great way to get started in woodturning. The learning curve for turning is much easier and you don't have to learn how to sharpen. These Gladstone replaceable tip tools come in two versions — the "square" tip or roughing tool and the round tip or finishing tool. The rougher is great at removing a lot of material and the finisher leaves a smooth surface. Both tools are used with shaft parallel to the floor and flat on the toolrest.

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Learn To Turn - 2nd Edition

Learn To Turn -
2nd Edition

Learn to Turn - 2nd Edition is a woodturning book for true beginners. If you've considered trying woodturning, but have been intimidated by other books available on the subject, you'll find artist and author Barry Gross puts the fun back into turning with this approachable and enjoyable guide.

On Sale through April 30th!

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This month we are featuring several different wooden bowls turned by John F. Hayes Jr, who enjoys turning pieces of "gnarly" wood into beautiful pieces of artwork.

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woodturning tips Plastic Wrap Moisture Tip

This month, Phil has a tip on how wrapping your project in plastic wrap can help keep the moisture in the wood if you decide to take a break from your turning.

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Upcoming Turning Classes at Highland

Many classes fill up quickly, so please register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

May 20 Taming the Skew
May 23 Beginning Turning

Classes Suitable for Teens
View Slideshow of a Beginning Turning Class with Hal Simmons

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