Miscellaneous Topics

Articles that did not fit neatly into any of the other categories.


Wood Durability Guide: Timber Durability Chart & Database
By: Inwood Ltd
Wood Durability is an interesting concept to wood turners. Some of our turnings may be sensitive to durability issues or even used outdoors.

Inwood Ltd has created a timber database and has listed a wide range of woods (mostly European) with durability grades/ratings by wood type with images to match! You can check it out and learn about the woods that you may be using!


Signing your Woodturnings
By: Mike Vickery
Most of us realize the importance of signing our wood turnings. But we have all struggled finding a suitable way to do that. Many of us start with a sharpie-style pen but quickly determine that it's not very durable or very professional.

In this article, Mike takes about his learnings and provides the best answer yet...


Woodworking Piracy - and what you can do about it
By: Steve Ramsey
There are lots of people selling woodworking plans online but they are just copies (and often poor ones) of other people's work. Ted Woodworking Plans is one of these scams and this article talks about why not to use them or others like them.


Wood Dust health information
By: US Department of Labor - OSHA
This is the offical OSHA web page that talks about the dangers and standards around wood dust.


Muscle Memory and the Woodturner
By: Dick Sanford
A blog entry about muscle memory and reflection on woodturning as a lever.


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