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Turn a Votive Candle Holder

On this week’s show, Tim Yoder shows you how to make an attractive votive candle holder out of Brazilian bloodwood. Like all our Tim Yoder episodes, this video will be available free for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks, we will make the episode available for purchase. With its rich, dark-red color and tight grain,...

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...

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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...