Maple Saturn Box

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 for more great videos and tips.

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!

How to Make a Peppermill

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.

Parting Off With The Easy Detailer

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!

Turning A Simple Top

Here’s a quick tutorial from Rick at  He shows how he makes a quick, and simple top.  Be sure to check out his website for other videos too.

Barry Gross’ Techniques for Turning An Acrylic Pen

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.

Icicle Christmas Ornament

Here’s a neat 4 part video, just in time for Christmas. Darrell from Around The Woods demonstrates how to turn an icicle ornament for the Christmas tree. This quick and easy project will delight young and old alike.

Woodturning A Natural Edge Goblet

Here’s a neat 2 part demonstration of turning a natural edge end-grain goblet from a cherry log. He uses a clever home made light stick that fits into the tail stock. This makes it easy to see the thickness of the wood as he hollows out the inside of the goblet.

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Turning A Wood Door Stop

Here’s a cool video from Gary at Austin Creek Woodworks. He demonstrates how he turns a door stop. You get the overview in the first 30 seconds of the first video. But be sure to stick around for the detailed instructions. This quick and easy project would make a great gift.

Sharpening Turning Tools by Gary Gardner

Here’s a great series on how to sharpen your turning tools. This was a presentation at the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association (Class Date 06-12-10). Woodturning professional Gary Gardner talks about sharpening wood turning tools, grinders and the geometry necessary for getting the proper angle grind; and the physics involved in establishing the right cutting surface on your gouges to turn bowls. This is part 6 part series will give you a great understanding of how to get your tools nice and sharp. You can find more information about Gwinnett Woodworkers Association here.

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