Woodturning

https://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/lbz23n0w52?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Turned with Traditional and Modern Carbide Tools The first step to turning a Shaker Peg is to create a story stick so you can quickly layout all the transition points. If possible have 3…

Federal Classic Design with a Contemporary Feel This Sheraton bedside table is my original design, but I borrow elements heavily from the 18th century Sheraton style. The legs especially speak to that period. However in…

  Did You Know the Block Plane is a Turning Tool? First let me say that mastery (even competence) of the skew chisel will allow you to wonderful things on the lathe. Using a block…

  My first project at a lathe was more than 10 years ago. But it wasn't until a few years ago that I started to realize just how much turning had taught me about working…

  Let's get out of the dusty and dark woodshop and soak up some sun and fresh air. The weather in my neck of the woods is simply gorgeous right now and I'm excited to…

Turning the Column This is the central element to the whole table and getting this shape just right is what it is all about. In this video I will show you how this process can…

 This wraps up the treadle lathe build. This time I create the spindle pulley and add the belt to get the whole thing running. Now is the time to start the real testing and after…

 This is the biggie. Time to install all the hardware and get the spindle and wheel spinning. This is actually a bit of a cliffhanger video really because I leave you all with a functioning…

 This time I focus on the tailstock and the tool rest. Both of them work great on my pole lathe but I wanted to up the ante and add a little bit more versatility and…

 In this part I build the flywheel. Making a wheel sounds pretty straightforward but as usual I'm going to complicate it by laminating together 3 layers to make the wheel more stable over time. I…

 This time I mill all the lumber and cut all the joinery for the basic body of the lathe. As mentioned in the outset of this video it is a good idea to have the…

 In this first part of our treadle lathe (or flywheel lathe or continuous motion lathe) build, I'm going to share some of the many designs that I have been mulling over for several years and…

This is the last "official" part of the Spring Pole lathe. I'm leaving it open ended like this because I know that I will probably make a few improvements in the coming months. After I…

  The rounder plane is an odd little tool with such a specific use that you might think you don't need to build one. That may be true, but I think the process of building…

Making the Spring Pole This time I make the spring pole and install the "drive train". While you can go to any hardware store and buy a rake handle that will work very nicely, I…

Building the Lathe Body It is time to move off the drawing board and on to actual woodworking. This time I will build the body and bed rails for the lathe and lock it all…

This time I focus on the tailstock or poppet/puppet, installing the live centers, and making the tool rest. There are a lot of different ways to build these and you can also shape them to…

A Tale of Two Lathes I was a little doubtful about a pole lathe being that effective when compared to a flywheel lathe, but I thought I should build one so I could speak from…

Bowl with a Chuck The process for turning a bowl on the treadle lathe is pretty much the same as would be done on a modern, electric lathe. Since the design of this lathe is…

Bowl Turning Like None Other When you think of faceplate turning most people's thoughts go immediately to bowls. In this video I will turn a bowl on the spring pole lathe. A spring pole turned…

Turning and Carving, Perfect Together This project is an excellent first step into faceplate work. It will challenge you with dealing with changing grain direction and shaping details in multiple planes. But it does not…

  Faceplate turning opens up a whole new realm of woodturning. It will require some aids to hold the work piece, a lot of patience, and some creativity. This lesson focuses on the basics of…

  The Joint Stool leg is the final spindle project because it combines all of the techniques we have talked about into one project. Forming the pommels is nothing more than a precisely positioned V…

  Turning your own drawer or door knobs adds a real custom look to any piece of furniture because you can match or contrast the wood species and shape it to precisely meet your vision.…