Making a Guiro
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas
Inspiration strikes again! Inspiration is a funny thing. It is rather unpredictable and uncontrollable. For some reason, I had the need to make another guiro. Yes, I made one years ago and no, I did not wear out the old one. I am not a musician and I have never played anything more challenging than a kazoo. I know you all have been eager to make your own guiro so let's get started.
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Topping Off a Turning Lesson
By Mollie Simon
Our new blogger, Mollie Simon, just took Hal Simmon's 'Beginning Turning' at Highland Woodworking, and she has a full report of what she learned in the class and how it has helped her become a better woodworker.
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This month we are sharing the woodturning projects of Eldon DeHaan, who begins all of his turnings on the lathe and then transforms them into his own individual creations.
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Foam Backed Sandpaper
This month, Phil has a tip on the advantages of using foam-backed sandpaper during your turning process.
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