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B01OUT - Hank B.Wood Turning (The Art of Woodworking)Time Life BooksThis book is a how to guide that explains the fundamentals of wood turning. From the decision to start, through setting up, safety, selecting tools, wood, and basic wood turning techniques. The authors have gone to great lengths to give the beginner, like me, sufficient information to get started. Even the spiral binding is a thoughtful touch that allows the pages to stay open, a real handy feature when you are trying to grind a bevel of turn your first square stick into a reasonably round piece of wood.
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B02The Fine Art Of Small-Scale WoodturningWilliam R. DuceYou don’t have to be an expert, but you do need the special skills you’ll learn here—everything from “the golden rules of woodturning” to making tools especially for small-scale work. The 12 projects include lace bobbins in African blackwood and prima vera; ornamented spinning tops in tulipwood; gleaming candleholders in figured maple; and more. Bonus: Artists’ gallery.
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B03OUT - Field - lost?Fundamentals of Wood TurningMike DarlowLavishly illustrated with over 400 photos, this is the ultimate introductory guide to the fine art of using the lathe to shape wood into boxes, bowls, toys, and other beautiful objects.
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B04Woodturning MethodsMike DarlowWoodturning is the art and craft of using a lathe to fashion raw wood into useful and decorative objects. This book looks at the tools and techniques needed to create a variety of effects including chucking, turning spindles and round objects, multi-axis turning, turning ellipses and rings, and drilling methods on the lathe.
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B05Turning Wooden Jewelry (Schiffer Book for Woodworkers)Judy DitmerNationally recognized woodturner Judy Ditmer shares her techniques for making beautiful, fanciful jewelry on the wood lathe. Beginning with the turning of tiny "bowls" by hand from a variety of wood, she then cuts and sands them into various shapes, producing graceful compound curved edges and surfaces. They are finished and assembled with findings, wires, and beads of silver, glass, or stone. The result is beautiful, unique jewelry. Judy takes the turner step-by-step through the process of creating this wearable art form. Each step is illustrated with a color photograph and captioned in a concise and informative way. Novice and experienced turners alike will enjoy and profit from her insights and secrets. An extensive gallery of finished works, touches upon the infinite varieties of forms and combinations this jewelry can take.
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B06Turned-Bowl DesignRichard RaffanThis text illustrates how to turn decorative and functional bowls with the minimum of tools. The text explains each process, and discusses advanced cuts, natural and bark edged bowls, dry and wet turning, power sanding and finishing.
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B07Creative WoodturningDale L. NishThe illustrations may be black and white but the explanations and the care with which they are presented make it a great book for beginners as well as experienced wood turners. All aspects of wood turning are introduced and carefully detailed with many illustrations and examples of work done by the author and other experts.
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B08Hand or Simple Turning: Principles and PracticeJohn Jacob HoltzapffelGreat Victorian classic offers full coverage of basic lathe techniques: history and development, special apparatus, softwood turning, hardwood turning, metal turning, more. Projects include billiard ball, egg cups, ash trays, vases, jardiniers, others. First inexpensive paperback reprint. "Required reading . . . very resourceful stuff."— Fine Woodworking. 771 figures. 22 plates.
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B09Contemporary American WoodworkersMichael A StoneThis delightful book gives a personal insight into the lives and careers of ten of America's most outstanding, influential, and sometimes controversial, furniture craftsmen and woodworkers. These artisans include Warton Esherick, George Nakashima, Tage Frid, Wendell Castle, and Jere Osgood, all of whom uniquely contributed to the revival of the American crafts movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Beautifully illustrated, this book entertains and informs decorative arts enthusiasts about the efforts used to create and execute innovative ideas.
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B10Turning Wood with Richard RaffanRichard RaffanTurning is a special brand of woodworking. Only a lathe and a few cutting tools are needed to shape pieces of wood into delicate pieces of sculpture or practical household objects. Considered the turning primer, Raffan's book covers all the basics, from tools to techniques. This edition incorporates new technologies.
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B11Wood for WoodturnersMark BakerAt last, a guide to wood created specifically for turners--one that will help them understand the raw material they work with and achieve their artistic vision. With beautiful close-up color photos that showcase every grain and figure, it describes in detail 50 of the important woods from around the world, from American Black Walnut to Macassar Ebony, along with sound practical information on their physical characteristics, working qualities, and availability. In addition, a further 100 woods--also illustrated for identification--receive briefer consideration. Attractive examples of finished work provide extra inspiration, and there's valuable advice on buying and seasoning lumber, and a handy guide to wood terminology.
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B12The Craftsman WoodturnerPeter Child Revised by Roy ChildIt's the classic introduction to the art of woodturning, revised and updated, and stuffed with facts on fundamentals, tools, and techniques, and practical examples of projects! Lathes, chisels and gouges, bowl turning, flat work, turning between centers, drilling, chuck selections: you'll find them all here, with working methods fully illustrated. It will tell you the best size lathe for the object you're turning; which drills perform best for metalwork and other jobs; how to reverse rotation in the wood lathe; ways of polishing the finished item; and how to make the most of high-speed steel tools, grindstones, and bandsaws. Try your newly honed skills on 15 practical and ornamental projects. Make tool handles; goblets and egg cups; the ever-popular peppermill; an automatic tea dispenser; a cheese or chopping board--and one to serve the cheese on; table and standard lamp bases; jar lids; shallow dishes and fittings; round containers; hourglasses; and napkin rings. Adorn them with a variety of decorations, ranging from pretty vines to funny faces. Even work with laminated and checkerboard designs. Peter Child is one of the great masters of turning, and here's your chance to take his course! 256 pages, 184 b/w illus., 7 1/2 x 9 5/8.
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B13Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to TurningRichard RaffanTaunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning features step-by-step descriptions for an abundance of wood turning techniques, including both spindle and faceplate methods. Over 900 color photos accompany detailed, hands-on instructions for turning wood, including how to use lathes, turning tools and materials, chucks, as well as sharpening tools.
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B14Curators' Focus Turning in ContextThe Wood Turning CenterCurators' Focus: Turning in Context is an exhibition that presents the work of contemporary lathe-turning artists from around the world. It was curated by Maria van Kesteren, David Revere McFadden, Bruce Metcalf, and Mark Richard Leach and was organized around the four contexts of the physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual, as they relate to lathe turning.

The curators selected 51 works by 39 artists that they felt exemplify the lathe-turning field today and point to areas of future growth. This catalogue contains color photographs of all the artwork in the exhibition, along with the artists' statements and resumes. Also included are essays on the lathe-turning field by each of the four curaotrs and three experts.
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B15OUT - Ron B.WOOD Turning in North America Since 1980The Wood Turning Center and Yale UniversityThis survey exhibition and publication of modern American wood turning, a joint venture of the Wood Turning Center and the Yale University Art Gallery, is testimony to the belief that lathe art has come of age. As this book shows, pictures of lathe-turned objects are worth a thousand words.

The curatorial team's early discussions and selections were informed by the Wood Turning Center's library and achives. Reviewing 500 turned objects, selceted from over 20,000 slides, hundreds of artists' files, and original historical documents, led to many lively discussions. Artists' responses to the team's questionaire contributed tremendous information and insights. Trips to study institutional and private collections added unique perspecitve to the search for information and representative objects for the exhibition.

This catalogue contains full color images of the objects from the exhibit; descriptions of the artists work, processes, and inspirations; essays on the history of turning, focused on the last 100 years; and technical descriptions of working with wood as a material.
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B16The Art of the LathePatrick Spielman“Spielman, one of the best known and most prolific woodworking authors...has created what may be the finest general book available on lathe-turning....[The book] consists of three general sections: Lathes and their uses; how-to projects from a variety of artists featuring jewelry, bowls, a birdhouse, chess pieces, and a handheld mirror; and a gallery of exceptional turnings. The excellent photographs and illustrations will inspire.”—Library Journal
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B17Faceplate Turning Features Projects PracticeWoodturning MagazineTraditionally in the realm of bowls and platters, turners have transgressed old boundaries, and are creating natural-edged bowls, hollow forms both large and small, translucently thin vessels, even sculptures. This fascinating collection of projects showcases exciting new work, together with traditional styles and techniques. Spectacular photos of finished pieces are followed by detailed pictures of the masters in action, illustrating how readers can achieve the same results. Each chapter has plenty of photographs, callouts, and sidebars to keep the eye amused.
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B18Woodturning A Designer's NotebookRay KeyBook of 144 pages has 121 photos of finished projects & 181 closeup illustrations of techniques.
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B19OUT - Condy GThe Art of Turned Bowls: Designing Spectacular Bowls with a World- Class TurnerRichard RaffanBowlWhen first published in 1987, The Art of Turned Bowls was a work ahead of its time. Now, considering the resurgence in popularity of this woodworking genre, the book is perfectly poised for rediscovery. Retooled with fresh full-color photographs of contemporary bowls featuring the work of award-winning turners from around the world, Richard Raffan's classic has been totally updated to meet the demands of today's turner. With a unique talent for making even the most abstract ideas accessible, the world's most admired turning teacher offers an invaluable wealth of design advice. Practical, informative, and undeniably inspiring, this new edition also expands its exploration of form and developing profiles. Along with a good lathe and a reliable set of tools, The Art of Turned Bowls belongs in the shop of every serious bowl turner.
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B20Turning Wood with Richard RaffanRichard RaffanTurning is a special brand of woodworking. Only a lathe and a few cutting tools are needed to shape pieces of wood into delicate pieces of sculpture or practical household objects. Considered the turning primer, Raffan's book covers all the basics, from tools to techniques. This edition incorporates new technologies.
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B21Beyond Boundaries: Wood Art for the 21st CenturyEmily ZilberBeyond Boundaries: Wood Art for the 21st Century is a special exhibit for SOFA CHICAGO organized under the auspices of Collectors of Wood Art. The show looks at select examples of how artists working in wood from across a diverse spectrum reconsider understood boundaries and contribute to an increasingly open artistic landscape. This exciting and expansive selection is a natural descendent of artistic boundary pushing in wood over the course of the twentieth-century. The first generation of trailblazers working in the 1940s and 1950s - Bob Stocksdale and James Prestini among them - broke with tradition by searching for beauty in both functional and sculptural forms. They placed priority on balanced simplicity and a direct experiencing of the material. As new techniques, shaping methods, and notions of scale were introduced in subsequent decades by artists like Edward Moulthrop and David Ellsworth, viewer and artists alike were encouraged to rethink how those notions of beauty and form might be expanded.
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Why Wood? Contemporary Practice in a Timeless Material
Jennifer-Navva MillikenThe practice of woodworking spans millennia of artistic endeavors and parallels the trajectory of human achievement. Wood continues to provide inspiration to emerging generations of makers across a spectrum of creative practices. And yet, as concern for the sustainability and conservation of our treasured natural resources intensifies, artists continue to explore the properties of this rarefying substance. Through contemporary works that push the boundaries of the material and mine its properties for inspiration, we encounter the eternal qualities of wood that perpetuate dialogues between makers and material.
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B23OUT - Ron PHow to price your work
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DVDsSTATUSTITLETURNER / AUTHORTOPICREVIEWS
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D01Allan Batty hand thread chaisingAllan Batty
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D02Elegant finial design Condy DrozdaCindy DrozdaFinial
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D03Turning boxes with Richard RaffanRichard RaffanBox
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D04Turning Projects with Richard RaffanRichard Raffan
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D05Bowl Turning with Dell StubbsDell StubbsBowl
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D06AAW Presents Skill Building projectsMark St. Leger
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D07Woodturning WizardryDavid SpringettI found this tape very interesting to watch. (Although the tape quality of this copy is only fair, though still perfectly watchable) If you have seen David Springett's book "Woodturning Wizardry" then you have seen the items he covers in this video. In this video he shows how to make the Lattice Pomander, the Spiked star in a sphere, and the Chinese Ball which is a ball within a ball within a ball. All of these projects are very involved and time consuming but very interesting as well. Even if you don't feel up to tackling one of these very involved projects, watching this video might just inspire you to use some of the techniques demonstrated to come up with your own ideas. David shows how he uses a special jig to turn the spheres first then how he uses hemispherical chucks to hold the spheres while turning these very nifty items. He also describes how to make the custom tools needed for these projects. If you have the time to put into it, I think these turning projects would be very fun and rewarding.
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D08AAW Presents Turn projects from scrap Robert RosandRobert RosandBowl
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D09Natural Lipped Bowl with Ken BullockKen BullockBowl
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D10Ken Bullock wood bowls on a budgetKen BullockBowl
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D11AAW Presents Rude OsolnikRude Osolnik
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D12Ellsworth Tips tapes 1Ellsworthsharpening gouges, faceplates, chucks, turning an open bowl, jam chucks, sanding
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D13Ellsworth Tips 3Ellsworthselecting mats, orienting grain, hollowing bowl, finishing bottom, sanding, finishing, polishing
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D14Wood turning, a Foundation CourseKeith Rowley
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D15Turning wood with Alan Holtham salt and Pepper MillAlan HolthamIf you've been considering buying one of those pepper mill kits but weren't sure exactly how to go about turning it then this is a good tape for you. Alan first explains the components of a pepper mill and some woods to avoid for use in this project. He explains how he uses an extra long blank so he can use the waste wood for friction chucks to complete the mill. Alan takes you through the project step by step and after watching this video you should be able to turn a pepper mill of your own. This is a good video for anyone thinking about turning their first pepper mill.
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D161996 AAW Symposium
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D171997 AAW Symposium
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D181998 AAW Symposium 1 - Techniques Vol 1This tape has a taste of some of the techniques from several well-known turners that were demonstrated at the 1998 AAW National Symposium. There is about 20 minutes each from Trent Bosch, Ron Fleming, and Richard Raffin. And 10 minutes each from Sigi Angerer, and J. Paul Fennel.
Trent Bosch starts with a demo on turning his "vessel within a vessel". He shows how to turn the vessel, and how to turn the insert that is inserted into the vessel. Also he shows his boiling and bending technique as well.
Next is Sigi Anderer. He demonstrates a technique called angular spinning (turning on a drum). This is a process of turning several spindles all at once, and all the same.
Third up is Ron Fleming. He shows how he creates intricate carvings on his turnings. He shows and demos the tools he uses.
After Ron is J. Paul Fennel. He shows some good ideas for making your own tools for turning. He also shows how he uses fiber optics for hollowing.
Finally Richard Raffin demonstrates turning lidded boxes. He shows his technique for getting the perfect fitting lid.
There are also little peeks at the symposium through-out this tape as well. I like this tape because it has several well known turners all on one tape.
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D19Brent Bosch vessels of IllusionBrent BoschVesselsThe tape has good info from start to finish. Trent goes from cutting the wood at the woodpile with his chainsaw to preparing the blank in the shop with the bandsaw. If you've seen his vessels of illusion it is very interesting to see how they are produced. He shows how to create the outside shape using a deep fluted bowl gouge, and also the techniques he uses to hollow the inside with different hollowing tools. After finishing all the hollowing Trent shows how he finishes shaping the outside using various power carving and grinding tools. After that he shows how he makes the insert that goes inside the hollow to create his "Vessel of Illusion", and how he gets it inside.
I like this tape a lot. It inspires you to try different things to create new shapes with your turnings. A good watch!
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D20Mike Mahoney from the tree to the tableMike Mahoney
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D21Basic Box Ray KeysRay KeysBox
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D22Ellsworth Tools for hollow turningEllsworthThis Tape is called "Tools for Hollowing". I think a more fitting name would be "Hollow Turning with David Ellsworth". David does show how he makes the tools he uses for hollowing including turning and mounting the handle, and making a ferrule of nylon cord. But after creating the tools he goes on to showing in great detail his methods of hollowing. He even goes as far as cutting a section out of the turning so you could see into the form as he hollows. For anyone who wants to see how one of the true masters creates his hollow forms, this is a great tape.
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D23Capsule box Ray KeysRay KeysBox
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D241999 AAW Symposium techniques V 1
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D251998 AAW Symposium 2J Richer
J Mascall
R Munro
M Curtis
E Conover
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D26Fundamentals of sharpeningBonnie Klein
John Jordon
Bill Johnston
Alan Lacer
SharpeningThis tape covers the ins and outs of keeping your tools sharp as told by four very well known professional turners. Bonnie Klein, John Jordon, Bill Johnston, and Alan Lacer tell and demo their methods of keeping their tools at their sharpest.
Bonnie Klein starts by taking you from dressing the grinding wheel to taking a new spindle gouge and putting a good grind on it using a grinding jig, and also free hand. She also covers scrapers and the chatter tool.
John Jordan shows how to put a good side grind on a bowl gouge, shaping free hand and also using a jig.
Bill Johnston shows his method of balancing his grinding wheels to get a smooth grind, and also shows the home made jigs he uses to grind scraper bits like those typically used in hollowing tools.
Finally Alan Lacer shows his methods of grinding and honing to get a very sharp tool. He covers dressing the wheel, sharpening the skew, roughing gouge and detail gouge.
This tape is full of great info for grinding and sharpening. A lot of great tips from some of the best turners out there.
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D27Son of skew Alan LacerAlan Lacer
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D28PSI Hand-Crafted Pens - The BasicsPensA beginner's guide to Pen turning on the lathe
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D29Segmented vessels cassinger templateSegment
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D30Practice of Wood Turning with Mike Darlow Disk1Mike DarlowThis tape is very extensive and very long as well. Close to 3 hours. It starts with a section on the design of a bowl. Mike talks about 5 guidelines he uses to design a bowl. He also talks about different base or foot designs. There is a lot of verbal instruction through-out the tape. He talks about the different types of wood and different kinds of figure in wood. He talks about seasoning and the problems of cracking and warping during seasoning. Then he goes on to talk about chucking equipment, and different chucking procedures. During all this there is lots of instruction while demonstrating the things he talks about. Mike turns a bowl start to finish and is very detailed on different cuts and how to make them, showing you how as he goes. He includes finishing, and reversing the bowl to finish the bottom.
The is a lengthy tape but well worth a look. Set aside a few hours and a big bag of popcorn for this one. There is a lot of good info to take in.
In this video Mike shows some faceplate turning. He first talks about preparing the blanks for the lathe. He also describes chucking methods, such as screw chucks and faceplates. Mike turns a small base of sorts using a ½ inch spindle gouge and shows how to use a pencil gauge to create a pre-determined shape. He shows how to use the gouge to create coves, radiuses, and ogee shapes.
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D31Practice of Wood Turning with Mike Darlow Disk2Mike Darlow
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D32Snap lid Box Jeff LevineJeff LevineBox
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D33Binh Pho thin wall turningBinh Pho
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D34Binh Pho Surface DesignBinh Pho
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D35Projects 4 Everyone 1Nick CookIn this video Nick goes through the steps to produce seven different turning projects. He first talks about how to prepare the blanks for turning spindles. He goes on to show how to cut beads, coves, and "V" cuts using both the ½ inch spindle gouge and also using the skew.
The projects he describes are how to make a honey dipper, baby rattle, rolling pin, spinning top, tagua nut vessel, and lastly a wine stopper.
I thought this was a pretty good video. Nick showed all the steps to produce all these projects, but I feel he could have gone into a little more detail on how he made some of the cuts to produce all the different items.
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D36Projects 4 Everyone 2 Nick CookNick CookIn this video Nick goes through the steps to produce three different faceplate turning projects. He first talks about preparing the blanks for the lathe, and mounting the blanks. The projects that he describes are how to make a plate, a simple bowl, and a natural edge bowl.
I thought this was a good video. Nick showed all the steps to produce all these projects, but I feel, as I did of his other projects video, that he could have gone into a little more detail on how he made some of the cuts to produce all the different items.
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D37Luke Man ARTLuke ManThis is the video of Luke Mann doing a demo for A.R.T. of his square edge bowls. He creates one of these unique bowls for us start to finish, fielding questions from our members all along the way. Luke made this an interesting demo.
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D38Turning pens and other small Projects - Marshfield 2004Pen
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D39AAW presents a turning tradition Myron CurtisMyron Curtis
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D402002 AAW Symposium 1
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D412002 AAW Symposium 2
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D422002 AAW Symposium gallery and critique
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D43AAW magazine vol 1 to vol 8 (1993)
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D44AAW magazine vol 9 to vo116 (2001)
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D45Chris Scott basic off center turningChris ScottOff center
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D46Turning outside the box with Beth IrelandBeth Ireland
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D47Wood turning, Getting Started Right with Alan LacerAlan Lacer
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D48Frank Klausz Dovetail a drawerFrank KlauszDovetail
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D49Making Rustic Furniture/ reclaiming Planes/ Picture frames
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D50Hosaluk Program ART June 2006Michael HosalukPhotos only, no movies
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D51John Jordan aesthetics and properties of wood disk 1John Jordan
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D52John Jordan aesthetics and properties of wood disk 2John Jordan
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D53Skew Chisel, Sweet Side/ Dark Side
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D54One Tool Wonder Pinkerton AcademyGraham OakesBowl gouge
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D55Slim Line Pen Russ FairfiledRuss FairfieldPen
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D56Ray Husky a turning traditionRay HuskyInlay
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D57Metal Inlay Techniques Ted SokolowskiTed SokolowskiInlay
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The Art of Hosaluk in Wood Turning Two Disk Set - disk 1
Michael Hosaluk
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The Art of Hosaluk in Wood Turning Two Disk Set - disk 2
Michael Hosaluk
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D59Turning around the World Jimmy Clewes V1Jimmy Clewesspoon, beer bowl
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D60Turning around the World Jimmy Clewes V2Jimmy Clewesceltic sheild (featuring pole lathe), spurtle
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D61Turning around the World Jimmy Clewes V3Jimmy Clewesbangle, closed bowl
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