Highland Woodturner, No. 51, June 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
Acorn Turning and Burning Acorn Turning and Burning

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas

Curtis has turned acorns many times, but for this specific project he decided to add a special element of wood burning to the cap of the acorn.

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Wobbly Weedpot Project: A Wobbly Weedpot

By Rick Morris
Duluth, GA

Do you remember weebles? They came with the old saying "weebles wobble but they won't fall down." Recently, Rick Morris thought it would be fun to make one of his weedpot turning projects into a weeble weedpot. In this article he explains his research and testing process, and also goes over the details and step by step process of how to make your own.

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Pen Turning Video Video Product Tour: Turning a Pen

In this classic Highland video, Morton demonstrates how to turn wooden pens, which are a quick project and make great, useful gifts for friends and family.

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Galbert Woodturner's Caliper

Bodger Set of 6 HSS Turning Tools

Whether you are a beginning woodturner or a seasoned pro, our Bodger turning tools offer a very affordable, high–quality alternative to British turning tools. Made from high–speed steel, these rugged tools are quite tough with a Rockwell hardness of Rc 60. We have found them to be ideal for use by students in our turning classes, and we guarantee they will ably serve the needs of any woodturner who wants exceptional performance at a very affordable cost.

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Pens From the Wood Lathe

Pens From the Wood Lathe

Step-By-Step Instructions for the Wood Turner

A detailed and well illustrated instruction on setup, turning and finishing along with suggestions for expanding you repertoire of materials and styles. This book details the step by step process of turning your own wooden pens with 273 color photos and all of the instructions you need.

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This month we are sharing the woodturning projects of Bruce Hoover who is a member of the Comanche Trail Wood Turners Club in Midland, TX, and credits a lot of his turning success to his fellow club members.

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woodturning tips Making a Lathe Vise

This month, Phil has a tip on making his own lathe vise to help him hold the projects he is 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.

June 20 Beginning Turning
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July 18 Basic Bowl Turning

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