December 2017

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Woodturning Tip of the Day

Hot Sanding

If you fingers are getting hot when you're sanding, so is your wood. Hot sanding of your turning could cause micro-cracks in your wood, mostly on the end grain. Slow down your lathe, to 500 - 700 RPM for sanding and don't apply too much pressure. Let the sand paper work for you...

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Featured Turning Video

Log Bird Feeder
by Carl Jacobson

In this video, Carl hollows out the body of this bird feeder with a Forstner bit. Then he turns the top and base on the lathe. The project only took about 2 hours so this might be a fast Christmas gift if you're still looking for ideas.


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Featured Turning Project

Turning a Pentagon Bowl
by Colin Spencer

Most of us think round when we think bowls. Well, for Colin round is not always the answer. So, in this detailed photo tutorial, he shows us how he uses a template to create a 5-sided bowl blank. Then he shows us how to turn it without losing the shape!

This unique shape is very attractive and well worth considering if you want to make something different.

Colin makes this style of bowl in 4, 5 and 7 sides. To make it easier for you to do, Colin has provided a set of templates. You can find them here: 4, 5 and 7 sided bowl templates

Click here to get the project.

Featured Turning Article

Gouges 101
by Al Hockenbery

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