Highland Woodturner, No. 74, June 2017 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
Split Turned Sanding Block

Split Turned Sanding Block
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, TX

Recently, the need arose for a curved sanding block. I considered using a dowel and wrapping it with sandpaper. In my experience, that method works but soon the sandpaper begins to wrinkle up and slip, resulting in frustration and wasted sandpaper. It occurred to me that perhaps using a technique known as split turning to make a custom sanding block might be the best option.

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Woodturning a Spalted Maple Bowl

Project: Turning a Spalted Maple Bowl
By Rick Morris
Duluth, GA

I was recently given several maple logs that had been sitting in a friend's yard for some time – I'm not sure how long, it was at least 6 months, probably a good bit more, considering the degree of spalting. The end goal was to turn one of those logs into a bowl.

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Show Us Your Woodturning

Show Us Your Woodturning

This month, we're sharing Randy Mitchell's pen turning projects.

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Randy's projects

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 15 Beginning Turning
July 16 Turn a Peppermill
July 18 Basic Bowl Turning

Phil's Turning Tip

Woodturning Challenge

Modifying a Tool Rest

This month, Phil has a tip on how he was able to modify his tool rest on his lathe to allow for better tool movement.

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Featured Turning Products
Tormek T-8 Sharpening System with FREE Rotating Base

Tormek T-8 Sharpening System

Tormek's T-8 Sharpener continues their innovative traditions with its completely re-designed housing built on a zinc die cast frame. The included SE-77 Square Edge Jig that comes with the T-8 is a newly designed jig for holding your chisels and plane irons.

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Bodger Set of 6 HSS Turning Tools

Bodger Set of 6
HSS Turning Tools

Whether you are a beginning woodturner or a seasoned pro, our new Bodger turning tools offer a very affordable, high-quality alternative to British turning tools. Made from high-speed steel, these rugged tools are quite tough with a Rockwell hardness of Rc 60.

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More Turning Tools and Books for your Shop

Easy Wood Tools

Woodturning made easier!

Woodturning - A Foundation Course
With DVD

ON SALE Thru 6/30!

Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

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Woodturner's 3/8 inch Bandsaw Blade

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Tormek Bench
Grind Mount

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Tormek SVD-186
Gouge Jig

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Rikon 8 inch Professional
Low Speed Bench Grinder

Only $199.99

Rikon 70-220VSR
12-1/2 inch Midi Lathe

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Woodturning with
Ray Allen

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Lathe - Missing
Shop Manual

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Turning Techniques
and Projects

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Art Of Segmented
Wood Turning

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Shop Smock

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Woodturners Mini-Texturing Tool Hardware Parts Kit

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1/2 inch Keyless
Drill Chuck

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Deluxe Pepper Mill Kit

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