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A common twist we see in British and American furniture turning is the barley form. This generally takes a single or double twist format and is very distinctive. It lends itself well to any straight or slightly tapered section of a spindle turning. To lay out a single barley twist, turn your spindle profile and leave it slightly proud over diameter the extra will sand off during your finishing process. Design your turning with a cove or V-cut at either end of the spiral section to allow for...

Zestful Turnings

Start with a dash of scrap cherry and maple, stir well on your lathe and trim off the excess to produce this classic salt and pepper set. Like recipes, turning projects have an organic quality to them. Most are best presented as ideas so each turner can make changes to suit a project to his or her own tastes. Our salt and pepper set is a good example. If you enjoy contemporary tableware, these shapes will blend right in with that look. You can follow the Full-size Drawings on page 40 to make...

Three steps for turning your side table legs

A small gouge and a diamond-shaped scraper work well for cutting the beads and coves on the legs. A large gouge and a skew chisel are best for shaping the long tapers. this stage. If you get a little tearout while turning, the tape holds onto the small pieces so they're easy to glue back in place. Now use a compass to lay out a 2 circle on the foot end of each piece. Tilt your band saw table 45 and trim the corners on each leg up to the 2 circle layout (see photo, page 28). Cut from the foot...

As much fun as a woodworker can legally have in a workshop

White most woodworkers are taught to avoid using green (unseasoned) wood, woodturners can grab a block right off the stump and go to town making shavings. Here are some tips to make green woodturning fun and to ensure that you get the best results from your experiments. Freshly cut (green) wood with a high moisture content is, by nature, unstable. As it dries, it is prone to warp, check and generally do things that give woodworkers nightmares. The movement is caused by the cells of the wood...

Tools for Beginners

Woodworking Tools For Beginners

Finished Green Turning The soft Underbelly Build a Shaker-inspired Woven Rocker Build a Shaker-inspired Woven Rocker ere in Minnesota, they're forecasting dangerous wind chilis, and my snow shovel has taken its usual place by the front door. Yep, winter is back. It used to put a real damper on my woodworking, since I have a garage shop. But, that's all changed, thanks to wood-turning. Cold-and-dreary has become my turning season. All it took was a little corner of the basement, a mini lathe and a few turning tools. Now, I'm going strong until spring making bowls, pens, lidded boxes, ornaments, hollow forms you name it Even better, most of my stock comes from the scrap pile. If you haven't tried woodturning yet, winter is a great time to start, and this Woodworker's Journal Special Interest Publication can help you turn that corner couldn't help the pun . Flip to our feature story on page 8 to select the right tools for getting up and running. Ease into things by turning green bowls...

Getting Started in Woodturning

Woodturning is easy to learn and fast to do. so, what's keeping you from taking it up probably one of these three common roadblocks. Woodturning might just be the perfect baby-boomer woodworking niche. It's fun and relatively easy, doesn't take a bunch of room, and you don't need a big pile of money to get started. And fiere is the kicker you can turn a project, from start to finish you know, the kind you wipe on in an evening Even more complex turning projects don't take as long to make as a...

Turned Ornaments

Spindle ornaments are quick, easy and fun to make. ornaments are also excellent projects for teaching youngsters how to turn. The initial stage of creating spindle ornaments is to turn a cylinder from a small length of wood, held between centers of your lathe. The author uses a safety center in her lathe, to avoid the drive spurs. The initial stage of creating spindle ornaments is to turn a cylinder from a small length of wood, held between centers of your lathe. The author uses a safety center...

High Quality Original Designs Reasonably Priced

Call us at 1-877-736-5487 or e-mail us at bereahard aol.com , 18745 Sheldon Rd HKS J call us at 1-877-736-5487 or e-mail us at bereahard aol.com , 18745 Sheldon Rd HKS J Marking gauge layout lines, slightly irregular dovetails and square drawboring pegs are telltale signs left by the hand of a craftsman. on the table. Be sure to hide sapwood or turning flaws by positioning that spot away from view on the table. I ay out the mortises as shown in the Elevation on page 34, and scribe a line down...