Highland Woodturner, No. 64, July 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
Turning Leather

Project Idea: Turning Leather
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX

My project this month involves turning a new medium, leather. You may be familiar with fixed blade knives that have a stacked leather handle. This type of handle has enough texture to offer a secure grip. It is very durable and looks better with age. I have turned many mallets but this is the first time I'm making a mallet with a stacked leather handle. The name should give you a clue as to the process. The concept is simple. A series of leather disks are stacked on a metal core glued and shaped to the desired form.

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Turning Bed Posts

Turning Cherry Bed Posts - Part 1
By Temple Blackwood
Castine, ME

At the request of my friend, Geoffrey Warner, who is best known for his owl stools, I accepted the commission to make the turnings for a four-post, cherry bed he designed. We broke the project into 3 parts, and in this article I discuss Part 1 - Turning and Preparing the Base Pommels.

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Show Us Your Woodturning

Show Us Your Woodturning

This month we are sharing the woodturning projects of Kent Townsend who has been turning for 30 years and believes in the motto "if you don't try new things then you'll never grow."

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Highland's Upcoming Turning Class Schedule

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

July 24 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
Aug 3 Sharpening for Turners
Aug 20 Basic Bowl Turning
Aug 21 Turn a Peppermill
Aug 23 Intro to Pen Turning
Aug 27 Beginning Turning

Phil's Turning Tip

Phil's Turning Tip
This month Phil has a tip on the difference between dyes and stains and how to use them to finish your woodturning projects.

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Pens From The
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