Are all wood lathes created equal?

Whether you’re wanting to design bowls, spindles, bottle stoppers, table legs, bats or a range of other items, having a quality lathe is a smart investment in how quickly and flawlessly you finish you finish your wood turning project. What’s the difference between a high quality wood lathe or a budget alternative? If you’ve ever [...]

By |2021-11-06T18:03:07+01:00April 29th, 2017|Categories: Woodworking|Tags: |2 Comments

Types of chisels

A chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge of blade on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material such as wood, stone, or metal by hand, struck with a mallet. The handle and blade of some types of chisels are made of metal or of wood with a sharp edge [...]

By |2020-06-19T18:47:18+01:00July 29th, 2015|Categories: Woodworking|Tags: , |9 Comments

Getting Started in Woodturning

Getting Started in Woodturning: 18 Practical Projects & Expert Advice on Safety, Tools & Techniques book was written by woodturners for woodturners, and edited by John Kelsey. The book features, on 224 pages, beneficial information and shop-tested insights to help learners expand their journey into the art and craft of woodturning. The book covers every aspect of [...]

By |2022-10-02T08:00:03+01:00March 10th, 2015|Categories: Woodworking|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Woodturning tools

Woodturning is a wonderful pastime, one of life’s pleasures and not to be missed. The turner magically and effortlessly shapes a rough piece of wood into a useful and attractive object in a matter of seconds. Woodturning is great fun and easier than it looks. It comes close to being the ideal hobby and if [...]

By |2022-10-01T17:00:01+01:00February 19th, 2015|Categories: Woodworking|Tags: |12 Comments

DIY mini lathe

Woodworking lathes are almost inevitable in woodworking, woodturning and in making furniture. Lathes consist of an adjustable horizontal metal rail - the tool rest - between the material and the operator accommodates the positioning of shaping tools, which are usually hand-held. With wood, it is common practice to press and slide sandpaper against the still-spinning [...]

By |2022-09-30T19:15:08+01:00December 16th, 2014|Categories: DIY projects|Tags: , |1 Comment