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Wax and Buffing

Most liquid waxes can be applied by hand or sprayed. Large turnings and carved areas are good candid......

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Using Gilt Cream and Liming Wax

At times, the use of colour on turned work is a hot bed of contention at grass roots level, with som......

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Oil Finishes Pt 3

Last month I gave the first part of test results on oil finishes and listed the manufacturer/ stocki......

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All About Pen Making

The last several years have seen a tremendous explosion in the quantity, quality and types of pen ki......

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Stoppered Hollow Form

Tools used: Swan-neck hollowing tool, straight hollowing tool, 12mm (1/2in) spindle gouge, 6mm (1/4i......

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Weekend Projects - Ash bowls

While my wife and I were on holiday in Dorset on the south coast of England, in June 2009, I heard a......

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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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Three Spindle Tazza

I sat down with sketch pad and pencil and came up with the design for this tazza where three finely ......

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Oil Finishes Pt 2

Next to wax, oil finishes are the easiest to apply. But there's more to applying an oil finish t......

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Basic Finishing Guide

This article is aimed at those new to woodturning but I feel sure there is something here for turner......