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A Short History of Wood Turnings

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Turning is the artwork of shaping wood whereas it’s revolving, consequently to supply curved surfaces that could be something from easy cylinders to extra complicated wreathed or spiral shapes. As such, for a really very long time the artwork and commerce of the turner was thought-about and stored separate from that of the joiner, though there was inevitably a lot overlap as when, for instance, a joiner wanted to supply turned chair or desk legs, balusters, or […]

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Food-Safe Finishes – FineWoodworking

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After scores of conversations with chemists, regulatory businesses, end producers, ending specialists, and woodworkers, I discovered that there are a number of finishes that everybody agrees are meals protected. Nevertheless, these finishes are typically the least protecting, and the good majority are in a type of limbo, with many specialists saying most are high quality to be used with meals however with others saying they need to be prevented as a result of there are some lingering questions on […]

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Testing the New Treadle Lathe Drive Shaft

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Lovely curly Koa, I’m protecting this one After enjoying round with totally different lengths of metal to repair the eccentricity in my treadle lathe headstock, I made a decision to do issues proper and I purchased a size of precise drive shaft from McMaster Carr. That is hardened metal that’s precision floor for straightness. The irony is that if was just a few bucks a foot greater than the chilly rolled, generic stuff I used to be […]

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Pots, Pitchers, and Piercings – FineWoodworking

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“Unknown Asana” and “Pink Teapot”Artwork Liestman, Vancouver, B.C., CanadaEach items (see photograph, proper) are turned from maple burl and walnut. The handles and spouts are created from compwood, handled wood that’s extraordinarily bendable. Liestman has made a number of of those teapots; these are the 2 most up-to-date examples. The “Unknown Asana” mimics considered one of his signature items, an outsize jigsaw-puzzle piece. The “Pink Teapot” makes use of most of the similar colours as on the […]

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Preventing Your Bowl Blanks from Cracking Up

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Maple bowl in progress Turning a bowl from inexperienced wood creates further strain on the woodworker that has nothing to do with screwing up the work with a software catch. A hunk of inexperienced wood that has been cut up and/or sawn out right into a bowl like object is shedding moisture quick and it’ll begin to crack up proper earlier than your eyes. This is the reason most bowl turners state that when you get began […]

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The Renaissance Woodworker

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Relating to ending, I’m an fool so I attempt to maintain my finishes fool proof. This is applicable doubly to ending bowls that I’ve turned. Step 1: Open can of Danish Oil Step 2: Wipe Danish throughout bowl till it stops absorbing the oil. Step three: Sing a few verses of no matter is enjoying on the stereo (or wipe oil on to different handy surfaces within the store) Step four: Repeat till desired shine is achieved […]

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Make Your Own Ornaments – FineWoodworking

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Christmas ornaments don’t need to be made from glass or metallic. I make wood ornaments, consisting of a hole ball with a turned ring round its midsection and finials prime and backside. Making these ornaments is an effective means to make use of small scraps of unique woods. Right here’s how I’m going about it: Forming the ballI start by gluing up a clean that may develop into the massive ball.  To do that, I resaw three/four-in.-thick […]

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RWW 174 Turn a File Handle on the Pole Lathe

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I’m including everlasting handles to all my information and rasps and thought I might do them on the pole lathe. That is a good way to make use of up some scrap and the constructive registration of a fastened deal with truly makes a rasp simpler to make use of. I’ll add these handles to all of my woodworking rasps and information then make a few extra detachable handles for my noticed information and mill information. The […]

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Got Any Tips on Machine Restoration, Or I’m Leaving You for an Older Model

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“It’s not you, it’s me” I stated with a tear in my eye and a responsible weight on my conscience. “You’re nice, however there’s another person…somebody older…about 138 years older.” It was at that time that my newly made treadle lathe walked out in a huff swearing to by no means speak to me once more. I feel I heard the pole lathe within the nook sob quietly too. Behold the wood nerd in his pure habitat […]

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How to Turn a Basic Bowl—Part 1

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Ed Pirnik and Cari Delahanty Maybe probably the most alluring facet of turning is the velocity at which a expert craftsman can crank out a completed undertaking. With turning—every little thing goes shortly, be it inventory removing or ending, every little thing appears to occur at warp velocity: no messy glue-ups, no labor-intensive ending. On this two-half video collection, celebrated turner Richard Raffan demonstrates how to flip a primary bowl, full with ornamental beads. Starting with a […]

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