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Woodturning Design Changes

Woodturning Design Changes
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX

Let's talk about design changes. While this is not exactly a project based article, I think it is productive to take a step back and think about how woodturning requires creative flexibility. I will use this walnut box as an example. In my imagination, this was to be a minimalist box, a cylinder with a flat lid. However, this box endured numerous design changes.

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Turning a Ring Box

Project Idea: Turning a Conical Ring Box
By Rick Morris
Duluth, GA

Popular woodturning projects include small round boxes. They are usually made in the general shape of a cylinder, sometimes with a figured instead of plain lid. This project is a small box shaped like a cone, and meant to hold a single ring. This is a fairly easy item to make. It is turned pretty much the same as any woodturned box, with the exception of the conical shape. The finial on top adds a touch of elegance to the box, as well as a contrasting color if you use a different wood than the box itself if made of.

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Show Us Your Woodturning

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Phil's Turning Tip

Glass Finish Turning Tip
This month Phil has a tip on achieving the perfect glass-finish look on your woodturning projects with a combination of sanding advice and finish recommendations.

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