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Starter Set of Traditional Spindle Turning Tools
By Paul Mayer on January 24, 2022

Contrary to the title of this blog, I think actual starter sets of spindle-turning tools are a terrible idea. If you go that route you will end up...

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Turning a Snowman Bottle Opener
By Paul Mayer on December 29, 2021

Sometimes I like to find a project that is whimsical and well-suited for mass production. This snowman bottle opener hits both of those marks. It...

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Turning a Winged Bowl in Red Mallee Burl Cap
By Paul Mayer on December 13, 2021

Late night shopping in the burl section on Ebay can be an expensive folly for a woodworker. When I found a spectacular Australian Red Mallee burl...

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Turning a “Monster Mesquite” Live Edge Bowl
By Paul Mayer on November 29, 2021

Living up in Minnesota, I have rarely seen mesquite wood, much less had any to work with in my shop. Ever since watching Norm Abram build his...

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Five Pen Turning Tips From Brandon Branch
By Paul Mayer on November 15, 2021

Turning pens is a favorite pursuit of many craftsmen for a number of reasons:

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Turn a Large Natural Edge Bowl
By George Vondriska on November 3, 2021

Bowl turning is fun and, here’s a warning, very addictive. Here are some tips that’ll help you turn a large natural edge bowl on your lathe. Check...

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Treating Combat Stress with Woodturning
By Paul Mayer on October 25, 2021

All of us who partake in the hobby or profession of woodturning know that there is an undeniable element of relaxation that goes along with it. ...

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Turning a Large Cherry Burl
By Paul Mayer on September 13, 2021

Woodturners have a powerful craving for beautiful burls. We can’t walk through the forest, or heck, even drive down the road without being...

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Turn a Mallet on a Midi Lathe
By Willie Sandry on September 6, 2021

Getting into wood turning doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. Consider turning a few mallets in different sizes and weights for chisel...

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Turn a Unique Grill Scraper
By Paul Mayer on August 23, 2021

I find that many of my woodworking project ideas are related to food and cooking; cutting boards, bread slicing guides, bottle openers, etc. In...

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