Highland Woodturner, No. 56, November 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
Reverse Chucking Reverse Chucking

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas

I have for years used a simple yet very effective method to reverse chuck bowls. This technique utilizes a shop made pad to hold and support a bowl during the final stage of turning. This device allows almost complete access to the outside bottom. This can be made from materials you probably have on hand.

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Turning a Steampunk Dirigible Christmas Ornament Turning a Steampunk Dirigible Christmas Ornament

By Rick Morris
Duluth, GA

This year, when looking for something that was both unique and reeking of Christmas spirit, I decided to turn a steampunk dirigible Christmas ornament…because nothing says "Christmas" like a fantasy vehicle propelled by impossible power sources flying through the sky.

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All New Turning Projects

All New Turning Projects with Richard Raffan

Even a true novice will feel at home with the projects in All New Turning Projects with Richard Raffan because they range from simple to complex. In fact, Raffan's easy instructional style will have you mastering what will feel like a skill-building course in woodturning taught by an international sensation. And yes, all from the comforts of your own woodworking station. Accurate and precise, beautiful and appealing, accessible and crisp-you will be surprised by all the good things you'll have to say about the projects you will complete with All New Turning Projects with Richard Raffan at your side.

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This month we are sharing the woodturning projects of Clarence Atkinson, a beginning woodturner who wanted to share his first attempts at a few different projects.

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woodturning tips Duplicating

If you want to improve your tool handling and refine your eye, try duplicating an object from the house, either a bowl, jar, or some sort of spindle, and make several copies.

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Upcoming Turning Classes at Highland

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December 2 Taming of the Skew
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