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Episode 2 – Purpleheart Doorstops

This week on Woodturning with Tim Yoder, you get to share in the excitement as Tim welcomes a new lathe to his shop! As he sets up the machine, Tim discusses what to look for when you’re in the market for a heavy-duty lathe and how to position it in your shop for optimum...

Premiere Full Episode – Woodturning with Tim Yoder

Woodturning with Tim Yoder is presented by Popular Woodworking Magazine. New full episodes are available every other week on our woodturning homepage, and remain free for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks, we will make the videos available for purchase. In the first episode of the new show Woodturning with Tim Yoder, host Tim Yoder...

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Tim Yoder Launches Popular Woodturning Show (In His Own Words)

When Kevin Ireland (the publisher of “Popular Woodworking Magazine” & “American Woodworker”) asked me to write a blog about our new show Woodturning with Tim Yoder, I winced a little. After all, I am a talker – not a writer. The thought of putting pen to paper or keyboard to computer freezes my brain....

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Working in the Round

As we continue to explore customized storage solutions from the workshop, a fun way to make an interesting container is to turn one. If you have (or have access to) a lathe and a little bit of turning experience you can quickly turn a nice lidded box. A round box? I’m a fan of...

AW Extra 12/12/13 – Reshaping the Skew Chisel

Reshaping the Skew Chisel An alternate shape minimizes dig-ins. By Alan Lacer Years ago, an old professional spindle turner showed me a different way to sharpen a skew. When I tried it, I was sold. This modified grind is more versatile, friendlier and more responsive than a traditional grind. Used correctly, a modified skew...

AW Extra 10/24/13 – Turning Bocce Balls

Turning Bocce Balls By Alan Lacer Freehand turning of a near perfect wooden sphere without flat spots or bumps is a wonderful challenge for a turner.Whether it’s for croquet, furniture drawer knobs or simply as a decorative object, the wooden sphere is a wonderful exercise in developing a form, tool control and understanding grain...

AW Extra 10/17/13 – Turning Table Legs

Turning Table Legs By Alan Lacer Turning four table legs that match may sound impossible, but it’s not. With these tried and true tips, and a little practice, you can successfully turn even the largest legs. And these same techniques apply when you’re copying a broken chair spindle or producing a set of balusters....