There are as many approaches to setting up the woodturning shop.
By: Robert J. Settich
In this article, Robert describes the different types of heat that you can use in your shop and covers all the details on how to make a good decision. He also covers the regional costs by fuel type to allow you to make a good decision.
|Mobile Lathe Cabinet|
By: Jay Bates
In this article, Jay works with his new friend, Matt, to build a bench to hold his new Jet mini-lathe. This bench works well for the lathe and also the extension.
In a follow-up article, Jay installs some drawers and removes the extension so that he can mount his sharpening grinder. This is a good follow-up article:
This article is sure to give you lots of great ideas if you're needing a new lathe stand or just a new workshop cabinet.
|Add a Lathe Extension Bed|
By: Dick Webber
Sometimes you just need a bit more room around your lathe. Dick Webber decided to add a fold down table to his lathe to solve this problem. Read the article to see how easy it would be to add to your lathe.
|Planning your first Workshop|
By: Stephen S. Johnson
In this article, Stephen explains some things to think about as you start to plan your first workshop. These items may stimulate your thoughts and may help you avoid a few mistakes. Really a great article for that new crafts person!
|Safety Sawing Horse|
By: John Lannom
When your sawing logs and turning blanks out of trees, you need to focus on safety and find a way to make the work easier. A saw horse is always a great way to hold the wood while you chain saw it. This is an easy to build saw horse make with easily available dimensional lumber that can be found at any big box store. If you're cutting logs without a saw horse, you need to check this out!
|LED Gooseneck Lamp Adaptation|
By: Ralph Rumery
Warning: IKEA Hack!!
In this photo article, Ralph tells us how he wanted to overcome problems with his existing lighting for his lathe. He describes how he uses a $9.99 Ikea lamp, removes the weighted base and turns a new magnetic base for it.
This is a project that most all turners can make without difficulty. If you're needing more directly focused light at your lathe, this is the solution for you!
|Adding more light to your shop (inexpensively)|
By: Alan Zenreich
In this article, Alan tells us how he uses some of those new LED task lights to provide some additional light to his work shop. This article may give you some ideas on how to do this in your own shop making it easier and safer to work in your shop!
|Using Magnets in the Shop|
By: Jim Pugh
In this article, Jim shows us all the different places that he uses magnets to hold things in his shop.
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Square Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool
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List price: $79.99
This Square Carbide Mini Turning Tool from Rockler features a replaceable and rotatable cutter that eliminates the hassle and downtime of sharpening. Simply rotate the carbide cutter for a fresh, sharp edge, and replace it once all available edges have grown dull. The solid carbide cutter also stays sharp for longer when compared with steel, giving you a much longer useful life. Shaft features a flattened back for stability when using the tool rest. The handles are made of solid ash encased with a thick, molded rubber end for an enhanced grip and reduced fatigue.
Starter Pen Turning Kit
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List Price: $69.99
This kit contains all the essential tooling you need to start turning custom pens. It includes three pen blank species (bloodwood, bubinga and olivewood), three gold-plated Slimline Twist Pen Hardware Kits, a 7mm mandrel with knurled nut and #2 Morse Taper, 7mm bushings, a 7mm Brad Point Drill Bit, a 1 oz. bottle of CA Glue, a Pen Mill Kit for truing up all mating surfaces and a storage case with 28 adjustable compartments. The Pen Mill includes four pilot shaft sizes for a wide range of pen types.
Rockler Four-Piece Cheese Knife Turning Kit
7/8" On Sale for only $29.99
1 1/4" On Sale for only $39.99
List Price: $39.99
The cheese cutters are made from food-grade 304 stainless steel and attached to the handles which you turn. The kit includes 1/4-20 threaded inserts. The cheese cutters themselves are dishwasher safe; the handles are easily removed for this purpose.
GVS Elipse P100 Half Mask Respirator with 2 Bonus Filters, Small/Medium
For only $25.99
List Price: $37.98
These Elipse P100 Half-Mask Respirators from GVS are designed to protect against dust particles, metal fumes, mists, oil and water vapors, and even some micro-organisms. Each mask includes two low-profile filters, which permit a wide field of view, and won't interfere with safety glasses and sanding shields. The filters are easily interchangeable, and replacement filters are readily available.
Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat
For only $32.74
List Price: $46.44
Shell offers built-in chin protection and extended top-of-head coverage. Highly adjustable headgear tilts visor nearer or farther from face depending on preference and application. Comfortable cell foam on back of headgear. Breathable, removable, washable headband. Comfortably worn with most goggles and respirators.
4-Piece Safety Kit
For only $19.99
List Price: $34.99
Push stick with ergonomic handle has embedded magnet for easy storage on your saw. Ideal for table saw and router table use. Angled push blocks feature ultra-grippy Bench Cookie pad material. They are great for jointer and router table applications. Table featherboard assists in holding stock against the fence while sawing or routing and helps to reduce kickback. It fits standard 3/4" x 3/8" miter slots found on table saws and router tables, and features expandable miter track bars for maximum holding power.
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