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Beginners Guides

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Getting Started with Turning Holding Work on the Lathe

Holding work securely when turning is vital for two reasons: safety and quality - the more securely ......

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The Perfect Kit

I bought my basic toolkit in 1969 and still use some of those tools today, the moral of that story b......

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Measuring and Marking

The old adage of 'measure twice, cut once' is very sensible, and almost all my students have......

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Cutting To Length

It's time to start cutting some timber. Good, I hear you say, but why are we getting all this co......

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Planing Cutting and Drilling

Last month we made a bench hook in order to hold timber steady while we cut it to length. I made cer......

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Chisels and Basic Joints

We have already looked at timber, its characteristics, its cost, how to order it and cut it to lengt......

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Screws and Glues

In the last few articles we have looked at tools, timber and some basic joints. This month I want to......

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Drills and Drilling

Most people don't think a lot about drilling. Forget the puns about it being a boring subject, p......

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Getting Started with Turning - Using Bowl Turning Tools

So far in our basic turning series, we've shown you the tools you'll need, how to hold the w......

 

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