There are many material that can be turned other than wood.
By: Sy Plonsky
In this short article, Sy explains how he turns palm which is really a grass and not a tree.
|Turning Alternative Materials|
By: Paul Ross
Your lathe will turn things other than wood. In this article, Paul shows us some alternative materials that he's tried on his lathe including butternuts and alternative ivory. He shows how to attach them to the lathe and then how to turn them.
|Casting your own turning blank|
By: Ben Shipman
This is a great demonstration presentation on how to make castings which can lead to very interesting turning blanks. There are great photos of turnings that used very different ingredients. It's very stimulating and hopefully will help you out.
|Turning Palm Nuts|
By: Angelo Iafrate
Angelo Iafrate is a past president of the AAW. He's famous for turning pens and alternative materials, mostly palm nuts. He did a symposium presentation at the Guild of NH Woodworkers and Granite State Woodturners in May 2009. This video was made of that presentation. It is not "studio" quality, it's just the output of the single camera that was used to display the presentation to the participants.
This video is 1 hour 31 minutes long and is packed with a huge amount of valuable information on palm nuts and is a good video on how to turn palm nuts.
|Turning Tagua Nuts|
By: W. J. Hayes
This is an excellent step-by-step tutorial on how to turn tagua nuts on the lathe. It has great close-up pictures to show you each step.
|Turning nuts in my old age|
By: Ron Allen
In this short article, Ron tells us about some different kinds of nuts that can be turned on a lathe. He also has a nice picture of each in raw and turned shapes.
By: Bonnie Klein
Bonnie Klein turns a lot of acrylic. She's conducted demonstrations of turning acrylic at many of the turning symposiums. This article is a short summary of the knowledge she has learned about turning acrylic and she even provides the two best sources. If you're looking to turn acrylic, you need to read this article first!
|Turning Bone (Bovine Ivory)|
By: Bonnie Klein
Bonnie has turned a lot of bone and shares some tips on what she has learned. If you have an interest in turning something different, bone might be the answer! Get a leg up using Bonnie's tips!
|Working with Corian|
By: Kurt Hertzog
In this article, Kurt talks all about corian and how to use it. And this learning is great because it can also apply to most any solid surface material. If you have the desire to try something new, Corian might fit the bill...
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