At the Lathe

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At the Lathe: Round Bowl; Square Rim

‘Found-edge’ turnings offer unique edge shapes and a glimpse at wood origins. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 90-93 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now Square bowls – or perhaps more accurately, found-edge bowls – are one of my favorite variations on the general theme of natural-edge pieces. I started making these...

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At the Lathe: Tiny Goblets

Miniature turnings are perfect projects for trying out new techniques. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 82-84 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now These little goblets are fun and easy projects, though the ring(s) on the stem may make them a bit more challenging. Because they’re small and relatively quick to make,...

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At the Lathe: Turn a Natural-edge Bowl

Get clean cuts and a nice finish from a challenging piece of material. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 90-94 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now A natural-edge bowl is one of the iconic forms of modern woodturning, and it is still a great way to show off a beautiful piece of...

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At the Lathe: Lathe Tool Holder

Convenient tool storage for efficient turning. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 84-85 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now Like many people, when I began turning, my biggest concern was trying to understand and remember the many things I had to do all at once just to achieve the most basic results....

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At the Lathe: Spindle Ornaments

A painted finish is easy to apply when using a lathe. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 35-37 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now In spring, a young man’s fancy may turn to thoughts of love, but in autumn, a woodturner’s fancy turns to thoughts of gifts that can be made on...

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At the Lathe: Sharpening for Woodturners

Turning tools come in many shapes. Here’s how to keep those shapes sharp. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 97-99 From the November 2004 issue #144 Buy this issue now Many years ago, I was cooking with a friend who was home visiting his parents during a college break. He struggled with a dull knife until...

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At the Lathe: Bottle Stoppers

A simple lesson in spindle turning. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 42-44 These bottle stoppers are great projects for beginners and more advanced turners alike. Their relative ease of turning makes them a manageable project for beginners; for more advanced turners that simplicity offers the opportunity to focus on design. And they make nice gifts...