Turning

Not every woodworker you meet hanging around the shop is a turner – but every woodworker worth his sawdust has a solid foundation in woodturning techniques. Here we’ve assembled everything you need to know to get started in turning, and eventually master the skill. Understand the fundamentals of woodturning tools; expand your repertoire with woodturning projects of all levels; create beautiful pieces on the lathe in your home, whether it’s a foot-pumped antique, or a 21st-century powerhouse.

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Turn a Roorkhee Leg with One Tool

I am the last person in the world who should teach wood turning. I stink at it. I’m slow. I don’t do it enough to become proficient at it. But even I can easily turn a leg for a Roorkhee chair using just one turning tool – a full-size Easy Rougher from Easy Wood...

Total Tool Mastery, Head to Toe

Many of us have a shop-full of tools and some of us are pretty darn good with them. But what could you make if you had just one tool? And what if you had to make a living using that tool? And what if that tool was one of the most basic hand-tools, no...

‘Easy Wood Tools’ Do Make Turning Easier

It is a darn good thing that Craig Jackson didn’t need any footwear during one fateful shopping trip in 2001. Jackson and his wife, Donna, had driven to Evansville, Ind., from their home in Owensboro, Ky., that day so Donna could go shopping for shoes. “I didn’t need any dang shoes,” Jackson says with...