Marking and Measuring
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas
Curtis's most recent project is a Windsor style stool based on plans found in the Chairmaker's Notebook by Peter Galbert. This project requires turning several matching parts. While portions could be turned by eye, there are elements that should be turned to precise proportions. Measuring tools are critical to the success of this and similar projects.
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Turning a Small Classic Child's Bench
By Temple Blackwood
One project that offers multiple benefits to the turner is to turn, build, and weave a small child's corded-rush-seated bench. The benefits are that the entire project can be completed in about three-to-four hours, will provide an opportunity for extensive practice with the skew chisel, presents a modest challenge in turning multiple parts that match and mate, and creates a new avenue for experimenting with practicing design modifications for these and other larger versions of the four-legged soft-seated bench.
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This month we are sharing the woodturning projects of Scott Fruchter and his Grandson, Cameron. When Cameron had a curiosity in turning after helping Scott clean up the house, it became the perfect family bonding experience.
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Round Over the Rim
When you rough turn a bowl, do you worry about it cracking while drying? Well Phil's got a tip for you on rounding the rim so that you don't have to worry about that common problem anymore.
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Upcoming Turning Classes at Highland
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September 26 Basic Bowl Turning
September 27 Beginning Turning
October 14 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
October 21 Taming the Skew
Classes Suitable for Teens
View Slideshow of a Beginning Turning Class with Hal Simmons
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