Highland Woodturner, No. 58, January 2016 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
Oneway Wolverine Precision Balancing System Tool Review: Oneway Wolverine Precision Balancing System

By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas

If you want better grinding performance when sharpening tools, look no further than the Oneway Wolverine Precision Balancing System . In his tool review, Curtis gives an overview of the balancing system and how it works, and he also discusses why grinder vibration is bad.

CLICK HERE to read more:

Repairing and Replacing Turned Column Bases Repairing and Replacing Turned Column Bases

By Temple Blackwood
Castine, ME

One of my recent turning jobs was to was to repair and replace the turned column bases on the front porch of a local music celebrity. Porch column bases often deteriorate long before the columns themselves need repair, and if the bases are positioned and maintained properly, the owner can reduce the potential weather/time damage to the columns themselves.

CLICK HERE to read more:

The Curved Turning Handle The "Curved" Turning Handle

By Ira Penn
Bellingham, WA

I recently had an epiphany of sorts when I was deciding to make handles out of a dead Japanese Red Maple Tree. Why only cut short handles when I could cut a long one for an entirely different purpose? Why not turn a custom handle for a carbide chisel? So I did just that.

CLICK HERE here to read more:

Tormek T-7 Sharpener

Tormek T-7 Sharpener
SALE, only $599.99

Now's a great time to save on the purchase of this legendary smooth-running, water-cooled sharpening system. The Tormek T-7 is unsurpassed for quality, versatility, edge positioning accuracy and repeatability when grinding, sharpening and honing just about every tool in your shop and home.

Sale Ends Feb. 29, 2016:
Festool Granat Hand Sanding Pad

Festool Granat
Hand Sanding Pad

These Festool Hand Sanding Pads are the perfect companion to sanding on your lathe. Granat is a premium abrasive composed of hardened Aluminum Oxide and Ceramic Grit for scratch resistant coatings and high VOC coatings. Each foam backed hand sanding pad is 115mm (4-1/2") wide by 120mm (4-3/4") long. The whole roll is 25 meters (82 feet) and has approximately 208 pads. Perforations let you easily tear off a single pad from the roll.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Visit Highland's TURNING TOOL Department

Visit Highland's LATHE Department

Visit Highland's TURNING EQUIPMENT Department

Want to receive
The Highland Woodturner

CLICK HERE to sign up!

We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodturning projects or shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodturning. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit if we show your turning or shop in a future issue.

This month we are sharing the woodturning projects of Don Maymon.

CLICK HERE to see Don's turning projects:

woodturning tips Using Parker's Perfect

I always wear safety glasses and sometimes a face shield when it is appropriate. The problem is they get so dusty and as is the case of the face shield, it fogs up. I recently discovered the use of Parker's Perfect on these items and the fogging problem has been resolved!

CLICK HERE to read more:

Upcoming Turning Classes at Highland

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

February 10 Intro to Pen Turning
February 27 Beginning Turning
February 28 Natural Edge Bowl Turning

Classes Suitable for Teens
View Slideshow of a Beginning Turning Class with Hal Simmons


Recently Featured Products

Rikon 70-220VSR 12-1/2 inch Midi Lathe
Flex Arm Magnetic LED Work Light
Record Power SC3 Geared Scroll Chuck Package
Turning Custom Duck and Game Calls
Bodger Set of 6 HSS Turning Tools
Pens From The Wood Lathe
Galbert Woodturner's Caliper
Woodturner's 3/8 inch Bandsaw Blade
Subscribe See Previous Newsletters Submit an Article
Highland Woodworking Social Media Take a look at the Highland Woodworking Facebook Page Check out the Highland Woodworking Twitter Feed View the Highland Woodworking YouTube Channel Read some fascinating articles on the Highland Woodworking Blog

Print Friendly and PDF

Copyright ©2016 Highland Woodworking, Inc.

Errors regarding pricing and specifications are subject to correction.
SOME SALE QUANTITIES MAY SELL OUT and become unavailable at the advertised price.

Safe Woodworking Disclaimer

Highland Woodworking | 1045 N. Highland Avenue, NE | Atlanta | GA | 30306 | 800.241.6748