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Feature Mondays - A Truly Ancient Craft

In August 2012 I was invited to China to represent the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) at ......

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The Skew Chisel

The skew chisel is a versatile and invaluable tool for any turner, and is almost exclusively used wh......

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Jet 3520B Heavy Duty Woodturning Lathe

Based on the lathe designed by Rude Osolnik, the Jet 3520B is the European version of the very popul......

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Weekend Projects - Arched laminated clock

Einstein once remarked that he had put a clock in every corner of the universe. This project is not ......

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Weekend Projects - Tips for turning a milking stool

This project shows how to make a simple three-legged stool in beech (Fagus sylvatica). This stool ca......

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Perfect Hollow Form - Part 1

The first thing I do each day before I start turning is a bit of lathe maintenance. I polish up the ......

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Wivamac DV6000 Lathe

From the very first time I used a WivaMac, some years ago, I thought they were nicely made, no-nonse......

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Weekend Projects - Offcentre Bowl

I have made offcentre bowls for many years. This design is just one of many variations that are poss......

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Headstocks

The headstock is the primary working element of the lathe. Put simply, it is a frame or casting whic......

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The Parting Tool

The second tool in the basic tool set is the parting tool. It is manufactured in many forms, but whe......