Highland Woodturner, No. 54, September 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
Marking and Measuring for Woodturning 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 Turning a Small Classic Child's Bench

By Temple Blackwood
Castine, ME

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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Tormek T-4 Sharpening System

Tormek T-4
Sharpening System

The Tormek T-4 is a smaller-scaled water-cooled sharpening system modeled after the legendary Tormek T-7, which is unsurpassed for accuracy and repeatability when grinding, sharpening and honing just about every tool in your shop and home.

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Turners will be especially interested in the Tormek TNT-708 Woodturner's accessory kit for the Tormek T-4 and T-7 grinders, which includes the jigs a turner will need for sharpening his turning tools.

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Shop Smock

Shop Smock

Our shop smock is made from ruby-red colored, lightweight nylon and has an open mesh under the arms to keep you cool. When zipped up all the way, the stretch fabric on the back of the collar allows it to fit snugly but comfortably around your neck to keep out wood chips. Two more handy pockets are cleverly located on the back to prevent them from getting filled with dust and chips.

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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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woodturning tips 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

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

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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