|Wood Moisture Training Center|
By: Eric Wagner
In this series of training articles and videos, Wagner Meters helps woodworkers to learn about moisture, how to measure it and what you can do so that it doesn't create problems for you. The articles are not necessarily focused on wood turning but there is plenty to learn here.
|Stabilzing Wood: An Alchemist's Guide|
By: Don McIvor
In the AAW Reprint, Don explains how you can do your own wood stabilizing. This process used to be only done by large companies with specialized resources but it can now be done on a smaller scale. Don even tells us how to build and use our own vacuum chamber. If you've ever wondered how to do this or wanted to try it on your own, this is the place to start.
|Salvaging Florida's Hardwood Treasure|
By: Don McIvor
In this AAW reprint, Don talks to Pete Richardson, the owner of Viable Lumber (near Tampa, FL). Pete is trying to intercept trees that are headed to landfills so that they can be salvaged and used by woodworkers. He also talked to Bradenton sawyer, Steve Parker, about his business of cutting trees into turning blanks, You can see and purchase turning blanks online from Steve's website by clicking here.
|Safety Saw Horse|
By: John Lannom
In this article, John describes his saw horse to us. Then he provides a set of plans on how to make it. Having a saw horse is very helpful when you're chainsawing logs for turning blanks.
|Seasoning Your Own Wood Turning Blanks From Fallen Tree Limbs|
By: Dr Qui
In this article, we learn one way to process tree branches so that we can dry them for use as wood turning blanks.
|From Trees to Turning Blanks|
By: Wood Magazine
In this article, we learn how to mill trees into usable wood turning blanks. This is an important skill for most wood turners to learn. And once you learn this skill, you can refine the process and even produce lumber on your band saw.
|What Does 4/4 Mean In Lumber?|
By: Mark Stephens
Mark explains to us what fractional lumber dimensions mean. And then he explains what rough sawn wood versus surfaced wood means. This is an excellent article to better understand how wood is sold and how to ask what you want.
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Square Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool
On Sale for only $49.99
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
On Sale for only $59.99
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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