Another functional item that few of us think about as turners is knives. Most knife handles are wood. And being wood, they can be turned. So, this section is dedicated to using a turned knife instead of a solely carved or sanded one!
|Turn a Carving Knife Set|
By: Dennis Daudelin
In this project, Dennis shows us how he makes a kitchen carving set using a knife and fork set. Dennis uses mahogany and then later cherry to make these kitchen tools. This could be a real nice addition to your kitchen or could make wonderful gift for family or special occasions like weddings.
|Turned Handle Bread Knife|
By: Joe Herrmann
In this photo tutorial, Joe Herrmann, the editor of the wonderful magazine named, Woodturning Design, shows us how he makes a bread knife with a turned handle. The bread knife has a bow design to hold the knife blade at both ends. This is a very functional project and one that would be great around the house!
|Jazzing Up a Hobby Knife|
By: Kurt Hertzog
This project is another great example on how to take an object from our normal day-to-day use and to turn it into a turning project. To me, anything is better with a wooden handle. And even better when I can do it myself!!
This project is also a wonderful learning experience! Not only do you turn the handle, you get to work with grain matching, mounting accuracy, making your own "custom home made" mounting system and even to thinking about the process flow to get the steps of the project in the right order!
I've now purchased all the local knives that I can find which enables me to send one of these to my father for Father's Day, and gives me a head start on my Christmas list already!!
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Customized Electric Branding Iron
On Sale for only $99.99
List price: $119.99
This customized, 110V electric branding iron will let you imprint your woodturnings in way that will never fade away. You will be able to order from fifteen different standard-size design choices, enter your custom text and proof the final design. The delivery of your custom burning head will take 2 - 3 weeks.
Rockler Mini Carbide Pen Turning Tools
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This three piece set has comfortable rubber handles which provide excellent control and reduce fatigue—replaceable carbide tips require no sharpening. The 3-piece sets comes with diamond, square and round carbide tipped tools.
Bar Tool Turning Kits
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Everything you need to turn out cocktails that friends will rave about—includes all five of their Bar Tool Turning Kits in one cost-saving package. Includes: bottle opener, double jigger, muddler bar, bar spoon, cocktail strainer and 5 threaded inserts.
Pen Press/Drilling Jig
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List Price: $99.99
Drill and assemble your pens perfectly with flush fittings and a smoothly-operating mechanism! This dual-purpose jig takes care of both prep work and assembly. It holds your blank firmly in position for drilling, creating a precise, perfectly centered hole the entire length of the pen. Later, it smoothly presses your parts together without any bowing or misalignment. Notched jaws automatically center the blank for drilling, while two countersunk holes center the parts during assembly. Large clamping wheel provides slow, controlled pressure so you'll never crack a casing again.
Trend® Air Circulating Airshield Pro
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List Price: $399.99
Protect your lungs, face and eyes during virtually any woodworking task with the air-circulating Trend® Airshield Pro. Its built-in fan circulates filtered air to prevent fogging, provide cooling and protect users from dust particulates down to 0.6 microns in size at a 98% efficiency rate. This model also meets ANSI Z87+ standards for eye-protection. It features an improved headband with a ratchet suspension and pivoting nape back strap for enhanced comfort, fit and durability. The nickel metal hydride battery allows for up to eight hours of operation on a full charge, twice the length of previous models. Includes a charger, airflow indicator and pre-installed plastic film overlay to prevent buildup of sap after heavy turning jobs, and to prevent scratching.
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