April 2019

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Featured Turning Video

Turning a Half-Twist Bowl
by Brian Horais

In this featured video, Brian Horais shows us how to use multi-axis turning techniques to turn a bowl that has a twisted top and a round bottom. This is an amazing technique that he has developed and is now teaching others. Brian is also featured in More Woodturning Magazine's Meet the Turner profile this month (April 2019). If you're already a subscriber, you'll get to learn more about Brian. If you're not yet a subscriber, maybe now is the time (www.morewoodturningmagazine.com).

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Featured Turning Project

Making an Antique-style Baby Rattle
by Fred Holder

In this project, the late Fred Holder was inspired by a movie to replicate a baby rattle. It had an antique look and after turning, Fred coated it with a non-toxic walnut oil finish.

One of the best features of this tutorial is that Fred shows and explains how to turn captive rings. This technique works well here but can also be used on almost any type of spindle that you might be turning.

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Featured Turning Article

MDF Rose Engine Construction Instructions
by Jon Magill

Jon Magill wrote this article for those people who have been initially intrigued with ornamental turning and want to give it a try but found the barriers to getting started too intimidating. It presents a very simple design for a rose engine lathe which is capable of doing high quality work, yet is easy to build in a home workshop

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See Mike Stafford's tutorial

How to Turn a Burl Cap on Multiple Centers

In this month's editon of

More Woodturning Magazine

"Red Mallee Triple" by Mike Stafford

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Great Bargains
(ends April 25, 2019)


Square Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool

On Sale for only $49.99

Save $30.00

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.

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Starter Pen Turning Kit

On Sale for only $59.99

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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.

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Rockler Four-Piece Cheese Knife Turning Kit

7/8" On Sale for only $29.99

1 1/4" On Sale for only $39.99

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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.

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GVS Elipse P100 Half Mask Respirator with 2 Bonus Filters, Small/Medium

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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.

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Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat

For only $32.74

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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.

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4-Piece Safety Kit

For only $19.99

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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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