November 2018

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Woodturning Tip of the Day

Filling complicated grain patterns

Repairing a small flaw or void in a complex grain pattern, like curly maple or a burl, can be very difficult. Use regular crayons in the appropriate colors, mixing and matching as necessary. You can melt the primary color into the void, scrape it flat with a razor blade, then scrape away the secondary color areas as needed, adding other colors of crayon. This surface will accept shellac and some other finishes. The crayon can be melted with a heat gun or open flame.

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Featured Turning Video

Making a Giant Pepper Mill
by Le PicBois

When a regular turned peppermill is just not the statement that you want to make, you could always make a HUGE SEGMENTED PEPPERMILL, check out how to do it in this video!

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Featured Turning Project

Turn your own Napkin Rings and Stand
by Paul Ross

These napkin rings and stand make an attractive table piece. They also fit nicely together for easy storage when not in use.

Depending on the look you want, you can do the entire set out of one type of wood, or use two contrasting woods. Paul chose to use walnut for the rings and stem, and boxwood (from France) for the stem's cap.

This is a relatively easy project requiring mostly spindle work, with some faceplate work for the base. 

Wouldn't these napkins rings and stand look good on your Thanksgiving Day dinner table?

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Featured Turning Article

Thin Stem Turning
by Alan Carter

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