Are all wood lathes created equal?

Whether you’re wanting to design bowls, spindles, bottle stoppers, table legs, bats or a range of other items, having a quality lathe is a smart investment in how quickly and flawlessly you finish you finish your wood turning project. What’s the difference between a high quality wood lathe or a budget alternative? If you’ve ever [...]

Types of chisels

A chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge of blade on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material such as wood, stone, or metal by hand, struck with a mallet. The handle and blade of some types of chisels are made of metal or of wood with a sharp edge [...]

Getting Started in Woodturning

Getting Started in Woodturning: 18 Practical Projects & Expert Advice on Safety, Tools & Techniques book was written by woodturners for woodturners, and edited by John Kelsey. The book features, on 224 pages, beneficial information and shop-tested insights to help learners expand their journey into the art and craft of woodturning. The book covers every aspect of [...]

Woodturning tools

Woodturning is a wonderful pastime, one of life’s pleasures and not to be missed. The turner magically and effortlessly shapes a rough piece of wood into a useful and attractive object in a matter of seconds. Woodturning is great fun and easier than it looks. It comes close to being the ideal hobby and if [...]

DIY mini lathe

Woodworking lathes are almost inevitable in woodworking, woodturning and in making furniture. Lathes consist of an adjustable horizontal metal rail - the tool rest - between the material and the operator accommodates the positioning of shaping tools, which are usually hand-held. With wood, it is common practice to press and slide sandpaper against the still-spinning [...]