December 2017

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Woodturning Tip of the Day

Bowl depth

Problem: Knowing the depth of the inside of a bowl or vessel. My solution: Mount your 4 jaw chuck on the spindle. Place the end of your tailstock flush with the end of the bed. Rotate the quill as far into the tailstock as it will go. Measure from the ends of the jaws of the chuck to the tip of the quill. That dimension will never change, so you can use it to determine how much material is left at the base of your piece. I have a scale on my quill, so I rotated the quill until I had an easily-remembered dimension from the chuck to the zero reading on my quill.


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Featured Turning Video

Log Bird Feeder
by Carl Jacobson

In this video, Carl hollows out the body of this bird feeder with a Forstner bit. Then he turns the top and base on the lathe. The project only took about 2 hours so this might be a fast Christmas gift if you're still looking for ideas.

 

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Featured Turning Project

Turning a Pentagon Bowl
by Colin Spencer

Most of us think round when we think bowls. Well, for Colin round is not always the answer. So, in this detailed photo tutorial, he shows us how he uses a template to create a 5-sided bowl blank. Then he shows us how to turn it without losing the shape!

This unique shape is very attractive and well worth considering if you want to make something different.

Colin makes this style of bowl in 4, 5 and 7 sides. To make it easier for you to do, Colin has provided a set of templates. You can find them here: 4, 5 and 7 sided bowl templates

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Featured Turning Article

Gouges 101
by Al Hockenbery

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