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A Disk Sander For The Lathe

A Disk Sander For The Lathe

Now here’s a great project if you have a lathe (and if you don’t have a lathe here’s another reason to get one!). It’s a variable speed disk sander attachment that you can easily make in an afternoon. I don’t use a disk sander all that often but it’s certainly nice to have access to […]

How To Make A Priddle Vaporizer 1000

As you may have noticed I use a fair amount of pyrography on some of my turned pieces. This is possible largely in part to, what I call, the Priddle Vaporizer 1000 that I built a couple of years ago. The Priddle Vaporizer 1000 is made from a 10 amp battery charger and based on […]

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How To Make A Longworth Chuck

Need an easy way to finish the bottom of your woodturnings? Tired of continually screwing in and unscrewing the screws of your Cole jaws? Hate having to heat the glue gun up again? If so, then you need to make a Longworth chuck! The Longworth chuck was developed in the late 1980′s by Leslie Douglas […]

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Gouge Handle With Solid Brass Ferrule

Here’s a new tool handle that I recently made for a woodturning bowl gouge. Now, I know that a tool handle isn’t all that interesting but what I want to show you is actually the brass ferrule that I used. The ferrule is basically used on tools like chisels and gouges to stop the wood […]

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How To Make A Spindle Steady Rest

For a recent woodturning project I required a spindle steady rest. I couldn’t find anything locally that would fit my lathe and the ones I found for sale elsewhere were lathe specific or way above what I was willing to pay so I decided to build my own. Boy, was I glad that I did […]

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How To Make A Zero Clearance Insert

Well, I couldn’t ignore it any longer. I had to make a new zero clearance insert, or throat plate as it is also called, for my table saw. My old one was worn so bad that it no longer offered the safety and esthetic benefits that a zero clearance insert offers. If you are not […]

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A Beautiful Beeswax Finish For Cheap

I recently made my own beeswax finish that incorporated beeswax and mineral oil. This was a very straight forward process that created a quality product at a very, very low cost. I purchased the mineral oil at the grocery store in the pharmacy section and I got the beeswax from a local honey maker. The […]

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A Marking Knife And Scraper Burnisher

Here’s a couple of tool handles that I recently turned. One was for a marking knife and the other was for a scraper burnisher. Several months ago I ordered the hardware kits for these tools from Czeck Edge Hand Tools. Shortly after ordering I realized a mistake in my shipping info and sent them off […]

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