April 2018

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Woodturning Tip of the Day

CA Finish

To create a CA Finish, I turn my lathe down to about 300-500 RPM, take a small piece of a plastic bag, put a few drops of CA on it and lightly rub the underneath of the turning as the lathe is running. Doing it this way, I can see just how much CA I am applying and how even it is spreading. You want a very thin coat.

Let the CA glue dry and then spray it with accelerator. Then sand lightly to make the finish smooth. I like to apply 3 coats with sanding after each one.

Make sure you cover the bed of your lathe with newspaper and WEAR Safety Glasses... you don't want that stuff in your eyes!


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Featured Turning Video

Understanding Woodturning Catches
by Richard Raffan

In this educational video, Richard Raffan explains how catches occur. He covers the skew, bowl gouge, spindle gouge and skew. Learning how a catch happens will help you to avoid them. Avoiding catches is one of the best ways to be safe and be a better turner.

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Featured Turning Project

Mother's Day Handprints with a Turned Wood Frame
by Matthew Wilson

This is a wonderful project both for the kids that make the hand prints and for the recipient that will treasure these memories forever.

Matthew turned these wood frames from re-claimed wood (2" x 8" stock) and used a standard mix of Plaster of Paris for the hand print medium.

Any mother would be thrilled to have one of these!

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Featured Turning Article

Marbling Turnings
by Mary - Celine Thouin

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