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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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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...

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...

Two New Takes on Old Technology

To wrap up my new product coverage of AWFS, I’d like to talk about two new takes on technology that’s been around for years. The first is an instant glue that could be a godsend for production woodworkers and a nice innovation for us home shop craftsmen as well. An Instant...

Woodturning Basics – 5 Dos and 2 Don’ts

That’s me in the above photo, practicing my woodturning basics with the help of a friend and his lathe. It’s amazing how much you can learn about turning in just a few hours. That’s part of the fun of it. Working in a circle rather than a square seems to lend...

The Art of Woodturning

Shown above is “Sunset,” an intricate segmented bowl by Hal Metlitzky. When I learned woodturning in the mid-1990s, my goal was simply to make bowls and platters with fair curves, pleasing shapes and thin, uniform walls. If the wood figure popped, all the better. This was woodturning as a craft. And...

Meet Turner (and Publisher) Steve Shanesy

Long-time subscribers are familiar with Steve Shanesy’s work. While he was editor of Popular Woodworking, Steve built everything from a George Nakashima-inspired table to a steel-stringed guitar, not to mention the saw blade box and outfeed tables we still use on our table saw. Steve had always done turning for furniture...