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  • Reshaping the Skew Chisel

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    An alternate shape minimizes dig-ins. by Alan Lacer Years ago, an old professional spindle turner showed me a different way to sharpen a skew. When I tried it, I was sold. This modified grind is more versatile, friendlier and more responsive than a traditional...
  • French Polishing

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 2, 2009
    Six Easy Steps to a Beautiful Finish by Alan Lacer French polish adds extraordinary depth to gorgeous wood. This finish is perfect for bowls, vessels, lamps and other turnings that aren’t handled often or are exposed to moisture, alcohol or heat...
  • Tool News - General International Maxi-Lathe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 19, 2010
    General International just announced the new model 25-114M1 14” x 17” variable speed Maxi-Lathe VF. With a simple belt and pulley system that allows for 3 variable speed ranges: 250-800, 550-1700 and 1200-3600 RPM with electronic dial-in variable...
  • Woodworking Tool News - NOVA Teknatool Sweepstakes/Cruise

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 7, 2013
    NOVA Teknatool Sweepstakes/Cruise Win a woodturner's trip of a lifetime with NOVA. Once again NOVA is offering you the chance to win the cruise of a lifetime! Following the success of the last NOVA Woodturning Cruise Promotion, we are now looking...
  • Lathe for Bowl-Turners

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, July 15, 2010
    Oneway’s new 1224 lathe costs $1,850. That’s a lot of dough,but for the money, you get the stability and slow-speed power that’s necessary to turn large, heavy bowls. The 1224 weighs close to 300 lb.,has a 12-1/2-in. swing for bowls...
  • Tool News - The Mini Series from Easy Wood Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    Easy Wood Tools has just announced the new Mini Series, featuring the Ci2m Mini Rougher and the Ci3m Mini Finisher. The Mini Rougher uses the same square cutters as the original Ci2. It features a 3/8" x 4" tool bar, and is 16" in overall...
  • Tool News - General International 25-010 M1 Pen Turning Lathe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    General International 25-010 M1 Pen Turning Lathe Designed and built specifically for turning pens and other smaller hobby type projects. Quick lock control levers easily position tool rest. Extruded aluminum frame, head and tailstock Maximum distance...
  • Rockler Bottle Opener Turning Kit

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    Rockler Bottle Opener Turning Kit Rockler pops the top on new bottle opener kit. Chrome-plated hardware fits any size or style turned handle. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a new Pewter Bottle Opener designed to complement the artistry...