Here’s a neat project from Carl Jacobson. He’s turning a unique box he’s calling his Saturn Box. With its characteristic ring, this will certainly be a conversation piece. Check it out. Once you’re done, be sure to stop by his website at www.thewoodshop.tv for more great videos and tips.
Here’s a clever jig from Pietro Finocchiaro. This device can be attached to the top of a Band Saw and allows the Woodturner to cut a circle from any block of wood. A pivot point is used to control the radius of the circle which can be adjusted to create different diameters. It’s a bit hard to hear him talk, but the video shows his jig in action. Check it out. It might spark an idea for your own circle cutter
Turning a wooden bracelet is a quick project that can use up some scrap wood. Here, Deoje362 turns a wooden bracelet for his wife. So keep this project in your back project the next time you’re in the dog house.
Here’s a great video from Clayton on how to pour acrylic pen blanks using PVC pipe. This is a slick idea that makes pen blank pouring much easier. Apparently, the acrylic doesn’t stick. A quick, short rap on you workbench loosens the blank. Since the PVC is round, it makes roughing the pen much easier with less waste. Check it out!
Here’s a great video series from Same Pane on how to turn a pepper mill from maple. As a time-saving technique, he uses baseball bat blanks. Great video. When you’re done, be sure to check out his website.
Here’s a video from Craig from Easy Wood Tools demonstrating on how to part off with their Easy Detailer. If you never tried their selection of carbide turning tools, you’re missing out!
Here’s a quick tutorial from Rick at www.scrollsaws.com. He shows how he makes a quick, and simple top. Be sure to check out his website for other videos too.
Here is a great two part video series from Barry Gross. You’ll learn tips & techniques for preparing, turning and finishing an acrylic pen. Barry uses a Gatsby Pen Kit and Mica Pearl Indian Princess Pen Blank from Penn State Industries to create a striking finished acrylic pen. In Part 2: Turning & Finishing, Barry gives you tips to successfully turn & finish an acrylic pen including his anchor bevel cut technique.
Here’s a video demonstration of a father and son working together to turn an egg box from a plum log. Just in time for Easter!
Here’s a neat video demonstration where the turner turns a birch log into an rustic candle stand. It goes to show you that you don’t need a mirror polish to create amazing work.
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