At the Lathe: How to Pursue an Ideal Form

Seek perfection, and you may attain excellence. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 96-98 From the October 2005 issue #150 Buy this issue now Once I complimented a student new to turning on the pleasing shape [...]

At the Lathe: Solid Roots for Good Design

The first step to a pleasing form is knowing your possibilities and limitations. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 90-93 From the August 2005 issue #149 Buy this issue now Whether or not you know it, every [...]

At the Lathe: Turn Your First Bowl

Taking the time to learn a few basic cuts and moves will help you succeed. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 77-79 From the June 2005 issue #148 Buy this issue now Bowl turning was my first love in [...]

At the Lathe: Choosing Your Chucks

There are hundreds of chucks. Here’s a quick look at the four most common styles. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 92-94 From the February 2005 issue #146 Buy this issue now One of the most important [...]

At the Lathe: Turn a Custom Tool Handle

An elegant grip that perfectly fits your hand can enhance your tool-using experience. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 19-22 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now There are at least two reasons [...]

At the Lathe: From Wood Chunk to Chuck

The best way to process logs into blanks and avert future headaches. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 81-83 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now Ideally, your turning wood comes to you in one of [...]

At the Lathe: Preparing Green Wood

Here’s how to take your stock from logs to lathe. By Judy Ditmer Pages: 88-91 From the  February 2006 issue #153 Buy this issue now Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I was sitting in my [...]

Mini Lathes

We found 3 great machines priced from $225 to $1,550. By Judy Ditmer & Kara Gebhart Pages: 76-79 From the December 2004 issue #145 Buy this issue now Mini lathes, which used to be a tool for [...]

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