Small Woodturning: Tools For The Little Things In Life
While a lot of the trends in woodturning move toward larger items, many woodturners are making smaller items. The satisfaction of making good, clean cuts in smaller spaces can be helped with appropriate tools. Of course the lathe concerned is the first item to be looked at.Woodworking – Build Your Own Structure
Woodworking is a crafty job of imagination, planning, detailing, precision and presentation. A well prepared wood structure could be extremely appealing, strong and be constructed in a considerably short time. Simple woodwork, such as building sheds, arbors, gazebos in the garden, can be done by almost anyone and can be quite interesting and entertaining. To undertake this task, one must first arrange all the resources, which includes, having a well designed work shop, conditioned work tools, safety gear and of course, the raw material.Woodturners Think Globally And Go Locally
Think global and go local is a phrase that is often used by people considering the food they buy but it also one that can and often does work of woodturners as well. What we put on a wood lathe can travel a short distance from home or come literally from around the world. In addition it may be from endangered areas or from sustainable forests.Woodworking And The Wood Lathe: Finding Wood Turning Projects That Suit You
While the nature of the wood lathe forces roundness into virtually all woodturning projects, as with most other types of woodworking, it is easy to fall into the rut of making the same thing over and over with little variation. New projects are needed to break the cycle and generate new interest in the craft. Fortunately, these are extremely varied and easy to find.Woodturning: Bowl Blanks and the Chainsaw
One thing that bowl turners quickly learn is the high cost of bowl blanks and the limits on available sizes. While the answer is also quickly learned, namely cutting one’s own blanks, the question remains as to how to do so. That answer is generally found int he use of a chainsaw and in making a couple of cuts, one of which is seldom done except by woodturners.