What is a WoodTurning Lathe?

Wood turning is the art of shaping a rotating piece of wood by the application of sharp tools. The machine that holds and rotates the wood is a lathe. The wood turning lathe is a simple workshop tool that can greatly expand your woodworking horizon. If you want to...
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Sharpening Tools in WoodTurning Lathe

Grinder Once some tools have been acquired they must be sharpened correctly. To do this a grinder will be required. All that most amateurs need is a relatively cheap machine with two 6in. wheels, a coarse and a fine. At the time of writing new...
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Tools Used in WoodTurning Lathe

The range of woodturning tools on the market today is enormous. Ashley Iles, for example, produce 350 different woodturning tools. These are all standard tools made in a range of sizes in carbon steel or high speed steel. In addition a number of manufacturers are...
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Workshop and Equipment used in WoodTurning Lathe

The workshop The first thing anybody taking up woodturning must contemplate is where they are going to put their lathe and other equipment. This obviously depends on the size and amount of the equipment and the working space required. But there are other considerations. The...
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Learning to Turn in WoodTurning Lathe

The Art of Woodturning Woodturning is an art not a science. Each skilled practitioner has his own particular way of doing things. The reason for this is that wood unlike, say, metal or plastic, is not an homogeneous substance. No two pieces of wood are...
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