Archive for the ‘Tools and Jigs’ Category


Woodturning Finishes & DIY Finish Accessories

May also be viewed via YouTube, Vimeo and FaceBook – But best Right Here. It’s time for me to upgrade my wood finish containers. I typically use walnut oil or a mix of beeswax and mineral for projects needing to be food safe. Otherwise, for large projects, I use walnut oil or lacquer or the […]

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Shop Built Eccentric Chuck From PVC Fitting

May also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. But why not stay right here! This is the first revision to the infinite axis chuck. It adds a bolt to handle bottle stoppers and other handles. It also has more resistance to unexpected rotation. It is the first major upgrade for the old egg chuck. […]

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DIY Hollow Form Tools From Old ‘Alan’ Wrenches

May also be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo — But best right here! I’m planning to create a small hollow form for my local club’s current challenge. However, my current tools are large and would require a larger hole than I want to leave. So, I’m grinding two old Allen wrenches to provide one straight […]

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To Sit Or To Stand At the Lathe That Is The Question

May also be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo – but best right here. Many viewers noticed that I was sitting on a tall stool while turning last week’s project. Some needed help due to disabilities. In this video, let’s discuss this issue and explore alternatives. Please add your experiences and suggestions. Good turning.

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Molly Winton Demonstrates Wood Burn Basket Weave Brand

May also be viewed on YouTube – But please stay here if you can! For this video, I have a special guest, Molly Winton. I recently attended one of her workshops where she taught pyrography or woodburning. She was a great teacher and gave me the bug — I have to incorporate wood burning into […]

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DIY Pyrography Pen And Tip For My Woodburning

May also be viewed on YouTube – But Better Here! There’s still time to enter this year’s Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. See this year’s challenge playlist here for all ornament video submissions. We appreciate all skill levels and all types of Christmas ornaments.   As promised, this is my build video for my DIY or […]

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Home Made Vaporizer for “Pyrography”/Woodburning

May also be viewed on YouTube – but better here! There’s still time to enter this year’s Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge. Follow this link for details and and this separate link for this year’s challenge playlist for all ornament video submissions. We appreciate all skill levels and all types of Christmas ornaments. As promised, this […]

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Woodturning Tool Review: Buffing System Update

May also be viewed on YouTube. After I reviewed my Beall buffing system, I received several great suggestions mainly to take it apart and mounts the buffing wheels directly to my lathe. Since the triple buff system has some utility as is, I decided to keep it as is but purchase three new buff wheels […]

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Woodturning Bandsaw Jig Keeps Fingers For Another Day

May also be viewed via YouTube. In last week’s video, I showed a bandsaw jig that I used to safely saw a vase. At first, I thought that it was too simple to do a video on but then I reconsidered due to how dangerous a bandsaw can be. So for a bit of bandsaw […]

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Woodturning Tool Review: Beall Buffing System

Video may also be viewed on YouTube. In this video, I review my experience with the Beall Buffing System to help you avoid my purchasing mistake. I like the results but feel my initial configuration was a mistake. Here’s what I would recommend: Hold Fast Long Buffing Adapter – ~$31.50 Beall 4″ Bowl Buff 3 […]

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