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Popular Woodworking Magazine is teaming up with well-known PBS star Tim Yoder to launch a new online video show, filled with expert and friendly advice that will teach you everything from woodturning basics to advanced techniques. In each 30-minute episode, Tim will take you through the process of making beautiful woodturning projects, from wine stoppers and duck calls to platters and bowls. Along the way, you’ll learn Tim’s favorite turning tips as only he can tell them, and you’ll see reviews of the latest woodturning tools, lathes, chucks and accessories to help you grow your kit. Need help choosing woodturning supplies and wood for turning? Tim has advice for all of it!

Here are links to the episodes of “Popular Woodturning with Tim Yoder,” plus other articles about turning from our staff.

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Make a Tulipwood Salt Cellar

Next week on Woodturning with Tim Yoder, you’ll learn to make a salt cellar that features clever hidden hinges and a catch made from rare earth magnets. The project is made from a single blank of tulipwood that Tim shapes, then parts into two pieces and hollows to create the lid and base. The...

Turn a Roman Canteen

Tim offers a project that gives you a chance to practice rounding and hollowing in two dimensions. The project? A flask shaped like a Roman canteen that features a goncalo alves body with ebony accents on the sides and a cocobolo stopper. Making the project involves simple techniques but you do have to work...

Turn a Coffee Scoop

This time on Woodturning with Tim Yoder, you’ll learn how to make a two-piece coffee scoop that will look beautiful in your kitchen or in a gift basket for family or friends. Tim starts by laying out the parts, using a piece of curly maple for the bowl and walnut for the handle. After...

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Turning a Segmented Birdhouse

Need a quick project you can turn from some flat scraps of dimensioned lumber? This birdhouse is the answer. As Tim Yoder shows you in this week’s episode of Popular Woodturning, it’s easy to make this project from a glued-up blank. And with Tim’s innovative hollowing technique, you can create a birdhouse that’s 6 inches...

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A Twice-turned Bowl from Green Wood

This week on Woodturning with Tim Yoder, Tim demonstrates his two-stage process for turning a black walnut bowl from a chunk of green wood. Green wood is a pleasure to turn because the fibers cut easily due to the wood’s high moisture content. But if you try to turn a finished form, the green...

How to Make Wood Pendants on the Lathe

This week on Popular Woodturning, host Tim Yoder shows you how to turn beautiful figured-maple pendants and then dye them in a 5-step process to create unique jewelry. Tim says his friend and fellow turner Bruce Holden developed the process for creating these pendants. And as you’ll see, it’s a clever one. Tim starts...

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...