Wood Turning Band Saw Circle Cutter

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



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Pouring Acrylic Blanks In PVC Pipe Molds

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!

Sharpening and Using A Skew Chisel

Sharpening and Using a skew chisel. In woodturning the skew chisel is a very versetile tool but requires the correct sharpening and use.


Making A Ribbon Pen Blank

Here’s a really cool tutorial on how to cast your own pen blanks in resin. Clayton walks us through the entire process as he creates a unique pen blank. The pigments he uses can be found at: Coastal Scents (Micas and Oxides)

Discussion about his technique can be found at Scroll Saw Village in this thread.

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Sharpening Woodturning Tools using Tormek

How to sharpen a bowl gouge, spindle gouge and a skew chisel. The Tormek TNT Sharpening system delivers a superior edge on your woodturning gouges and woodturning skews faster and easier than any method available today. The gouge jig and skew jig are easy to set by using the TTS-100 turning tool setter. The finer edge obtained with the Tormek method and the water cooling, which eliminates overheating, make the edge stay sharp longer. You sharpen less and turn more. View more at www.tormek.com.


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Woodturning Basics

Here’s a monster list of videos. Here is a good overview about woodturning basics by Rex Burningham. He made these videos for ExpertVillage (now eHow). Normally, I don’t like posting ExpertVillage videos because they’re very fragmented and usually out of order. But I thought this was a good series. I tried my best to put them in order. There 26 videos total, but they’re only 2 minutes each.



Wood Turning


Wood Turning: Mini Lathe


Wood Turning: Buying a Lathe


Wood Turning: Lathe Parts


Wood Turning: Manual Lathe


Wood Turning: Tool Steel


Wood Turning: Bowl Gouge


Wood Turning: Scrapers


Wood Turning: Gouges


Wood Turning: Parting Tool


Wood Turning: Skew


Wood Turning: Sharpening Tools


Wood Turning: Diamond Dresser


Wood Turning: Grinding


Wood Turning: Freehand Grinding


Wood Turning: Jigs


Wood Turning: Grinding Method


Wood Turning: Types of Wood


Wood Turning: Green Wood


Wood Turning: Dry Wood


Wood Turning: Exotic Wood


Wood Turning: Safety


Wood Turning: Formula


Wood Turning: Determining Speed


Wood Turning Projects


Wood Turning Craft

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Free Sharpening Template For Your Lathe Tools

Cap’n Eddie has a great gift for  his wood turning friends.  This handy jig lets you remember your angle settings for sharpening your ellsworth, fingernail or spindle gouges.  Quick and easy jig can be made of plexiglass or plywood.  You can get this plan for free, and Cap’n Eddie will tell you how in this video.

Make a Vacuum Chuck Adapter

Capt’n Eddie shows you how to make a vacuum chuck adapter for your lathe.  Mount bowls and balls quickly and easily wiht this jig.  This is a pretty easy project and probably only cost you about $5 and 30 minutes of work.  Not bad, in my book.

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