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  1. Woodturning
    Hi! This is my first time on any kind of forum but I need help. I’m new to turning and have a lot to learn but my first obstacle is I’m highly allergic to every wood. I’m literally allergic to pretty much anything that grows from the earth. I love playing on my lathe and really doing anything...
  2. Project Showcase
    So i thought it was a crime for me to not have a wooden mallet in my shop! With the help of an experienced turner, i was able to make my first mallet from this nice piece of white oak! Check out the build video, here...
  3. Woodturning
    Hey folks! Got a question: I’ve got an old Sears Craftsman Model 113.228162 lathe, and the other day I was turning a spindle on it. I turned off the lathe and noticed that the piece stopped rather suddenly rather than carrying on spinning while slowing down like normal. When I turned it on...
  4. Woodturning
    My dad has been turning wood for only about 4 years. He's really into making pens now and I've been selling them for him. I want to get him a cool gift for Xmas. Perhaps unique acrylic or wood pen blanks (something he can't find at Rockler), tools, etc... Ideas? Budget is between $50 and $200.
  5. New Member Introductions
    Great to be here, hope I can answer some questions and vise versa. My forte is mostly making & servicing cutting tools but I love taking on lots of different projects. He's a little computer desk I made for my youngest son.
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    I keep finding articles on individual woodworking for turnings. What I didn't understand right away was production scale woodturning and how it is possible to churn out a large amount of product and make it look homemade. I wrote this blog post after researching the topic...
  7. Woodturning
    Hi, I'm just starting out wood-turning on a Clarke 20" wood lathe. One of the things i want to do is turn chess pieces from ebony/boxwood. Trying to decide on a set of chisels and i need some advice. There seems to be a huge price range out there and a lot of choise. I want some nice quality...
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  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    I built this for a church in El Segundo California. They bought a new standard electronic piano and wanted me to design and build something more fitting for their space. The look I was going for was the appearance of rain dancing off a pond. The wood discs are at different levels to allow sound...
  10. Woodturning
    The is the first thing I've ever turned. It's a variation of a slimline made from Tiger Wood. I used 2 coat's of Huts crystal friction coat as the finnish. Let me know what you think... I made a ton of mistakes (i'm guessing this is pretty standard for a first timer), but all in all...
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