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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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How to Induce Spalting in Wood
By Paul Mayer on August 9, 2021

Spalted wood can produce beautiful turned projects because it adds a bit of flair to a piece of wood that might otherwise be rather drab. Spalting...

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Turning and Laser Engraving A Large, 19" Serving Tray
By Paul Mayer on July 12, 2021

The reason that I love owning a massive lathe with a large swing capacity is that it gives me the ability to turn large, gnarly chunks of wood...

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Pen Turning Basics
By George Vondriska on June 16, 2021

Turning pens on your lathe is a blast, and offers some great advantages:

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DIY Summertime Beer Tote
By Paul Mayer on June 14, 2021

As we move into the summer months, my project ideas seem to gravitate to projects which support warm weather activities. My friend Dave likes to...

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Turn a Magnetic Bottle Opener Without a Hardware Kit
By Paul Mayer on May 31, 2021

Here’s a bottle opener with a unique design that you can quickly produce in quantities. The cute little opener costs virtually nothing to make,...

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Make a Wooden Spatula
By George Vondriska on March 3, 2021

Here’s a great gift you can make on your lathe. The handle of this spatula is turned, and the end is shaped using the bandsaw and sanding. Make...

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