Highland Woodturner, No. 52, July 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 Helpful Accessories for Turning

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas

This month Curtis shares several tools and accessories that can be useful in your turning process, including task lighting, a center punch, and edge protectors.

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The Sailing Vessel Solution The Sailing Vessel Solution

By Temple Blackwood
Castine, Maine

In early spring, Captain Lance Meadows contacted Temple to see if he could help him with a repair to the Schooner Timberwind's oak stanchion. The boat is a well-known tourist sailboat in Belfast, Maine, and it needed a quick repair to be ready for the tourist season.

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Chris Ramsay, Hat Turner Chris Ramsay, Hat Turner

In this turning throwback, Phil Colson blogs about his experience when Chris Ramsay stopped by the March 2007 meeting of the GA Association of Woodturners and turned an actual cowboy hat out of Sugar Maple.

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Rikon 70-220VSR 12-1/2 inch Midi Lathe

Rikon 70-220VSR 12-1/2 inch 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.

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Turning Custom Duck and Game Calls

Turning Custom Duck and Game Calls

Save 33% off this title through 8/31/15

More than a woodturning project book. Ed Glenn and Greg Keats demonstrate how to turn a handsome duck call, and include comprehensive insights, revealing the secrets of this American folk art. Turning Custom Duck and Game Calls is a book for woodworkers and outdoors enthusiasts of all kinds—hunters, photographers, conservationists, and game call collectors.

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This month we are sharing the woodturning project of Les Campbell, who turned a beautiful platter out of Inland Douglas Fir Burl for the widow of the friend who gave him the wood.

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woodturning tips Sizing Bowl Gouges

This month, Phil has a tip on how bowl gouges are sized depending on their country of origin.

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