Birch Candle Stand

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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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.




Classic Woodturning Projects

Here’s a video review for the book Classic Woodturning Projects by Bonnie Kelin.


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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.


Part 1

Part 2



Wood turning at Caherconnell Heritage Day

Stuart Fernie exhibits some age old wood turning techniques using a springpole lathe to complete some incredible ornamentation on this candlestick at the Caherconnell Heritage weekend 2011. Very quick video, but its nice to see some old tools at work.




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.




Woodturners of the World 1

Here’s a neat video put together by Eduardo. Its a simple slideshow of different turnings by artists all over the world. You’ll find plenty of inspiration here.




The Capsule Box with Ray Key (woodturning DVD preview)

Here’s a quick preview of Ray Key’s woodturning video “The Capsule Box”. Available from Craft Supplies USA. One of Ray Key’s most popular boxes is the capsule box, shown in the video. The step-by-step sequence of turning a capsule box shows how to turn a box with matching grain and spigot type lid. Sanding, finishing, re-chucking and finishing the base is also shown. The remaining stock is used to show how to make a “coolie” box. This is a short, squatty box, with the lid shape similar to a hat. 45 minutes.


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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.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6



Flame Vase

Here’s a neat video showing off Paul Stafford’s recent woodturning project. It’s a mix of woodturning and carving that produced a very unique vase. Be sure to check out his other work on his website Woodturner-Gallery.com






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