June 2018

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Woodturning Tip of the Day

Using Mineral Oil?

If you wouldn't put motor oil on the wood, why would you want to use Mineral Oil? They are the same thing. (This one always gets an argument!)

Editor's Note: Read the contents on any bottle of Mineral Oil if you don't believe Russ!

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Featured Turning Video

Ring Turned Flags
by Tod Raines

In this video, Todd shows us how to create ring turnings on the lathe. This technique refers to turning shapes in a ring form on the lathe and then cutting them out on a bandsaw. Todd uses flags as an example but we've also seen other shapes turned with this technique such as animals, human profiles and more...

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Featured Turning Project

Turning a Fishing Reel
by Mike Darlow

Mike Darlow has published a series of wonderful turning books. They are mostly educationally-based and are one of the best resources available for turners. In them, Mike shows how to make this fishing reel.

This fishing reel is a self-contained fishing setup so no pole is required. This would be wonderful for fishing in the local pond or stream. With its small size, it would work well as an in-car or in-backpack unit.

The project is well detailed and has good pictures of the turning so it should be easy to make this 4-piece fishing reel. We hope that you will give it a try!

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Featured Turning Article

How to photograph really glossy wood turnings
by John Lucas

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