Highland Woodturner, No. 53, August 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 Guiro 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 Topping Off a Turning Lesson

By Mollie Simon
Atlanta, GA

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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Rikon 8 inch Professional Low Speed Bench Grinder

Rikon 8 inch Professional Low Speed Bench Grinder

Rikon's model 80-808 bench grinder runs at 1750 RPM, slow enough to dramatically reduce any likelihood of overheating your edge tools. The grinder is powered by a quiet-running 1 HP 120 volt continuous-duty induction motor. It's very smooth running and comes with bigger, beefier wheel washers than we've seen on any other grinder. Wheel washers may sound boring but they make a big difference. The wheel washers on this grinder are a full 2-5/8" in diameter and 7/16" thick (maximum, they're tapered of course). The inside washer doesn't seat on a tiny 1/32" shoulder like on some grinders we've tried. The 5/8" shaft on the Rikon Professional Grinder has a 13/16" shoulder to insure that the washer will seat without wobbling.

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Record Power SC3 Geared Scroll Chuck Package

Record Power SC3 Geared Scroll Chuck Package 1in-8tpi

ON SALE- $50 OFF Regular Price

The Record Power SC3 Chuck Package is a serious lathe chuck at a great price, and makes a great starter chuck. It comes with three sets of jaws packed neatly in a fitted plastic case, and is operated using a convenient chuck key. The jaws include the standard jaws plus the 25 mm and mini step jaw sets. A woodworm screw is also included.

It is compatible with our full line of Nova chuck jaws .

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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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woodturning tips 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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Upcoming Turning Classes at Highland

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

August 23 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
September 9 Sharpening for Turners
September 12 Beginning Turning
September 13 Basic Bowl Turning

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