Woodturning Techniques

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Priti Goodall  |  Sep 20, 2011  |  0 comments
Les turns the inside of the bowl and then uses the arbitech saw and blowtorch to add the same finish as the outside of the bowl before spraying the finish with a lacquer.
Priti Goodall  |  Sep 19, 2011  |  0 comments
Les sands down the rough edges before staining the bowl with some coloured spirits.
The Woodworker  |  Sep 17, 2011  |  0 comments
The final episode sees Les demonstrate several techniques on how to turn the centre of the bowl before fielding a few Q&As from the audience.
Alan Holtham  |  Mar 24, 2008  |  0 comments
  It’s a bit obvious, but the fi rst thing a woodturner needs is a lathe. It’s actually the world’s oldest ‘power tool’ – see the panel (left) for a bit of history. As you begin to investigate what’s available, you’ll soon discover that there’s a bewildering choice of models, with very different specifi cations and prices, and it’s very easy to become confused about exactly what…

Alan Holtham  |  Mar 23, 2008  |  0 comments
If you’re a confused newcomer to woodturning, the sheer variety and cost of the necessary tools may all seem a little off-putting, particularly if you’ve shelled out most of your budget on the lathe itself. However, don’t let this dishearten you. As with a lot of hobbies, woodturning can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it, and you can actually turn quite advanced work with no more than a basic toolkit Five or…

Alan Holtham  |  Mar 22, 2008  |  0 comments
Once you’ve bought your lathe and some basic tools, the next consideration is how you are going to grip the work securely enough to allow it to be turned safely. In fact, holding the work is more than half the battle in woodturning, and with experience you’ll soon develop a range of different strategies to suit the item being made and your particular way of working

Holding spindles is relatively easy, as these are just held…

Ralph Harvey  |  Feb 23, 2008  |  0 comments

1. To turn the ball you will need a piece of timber the size of the required ball plus 2mm X diameter plus 20 – 30mm. (picture 76) & a template to the required radius of the ball