Turn a beautiful bird feeder on your lathe using these free instructions. Be sure to follow through to page 2 for turning the bowl.
This nutcracker was made with the use of a lathe and at the link are free downloadable templates. Also follow along with the step-by-step photos.
I will explain the basic steps of building a turned birdhouse. Once you understand the process, try designing and building your own birdhouse.
This clock starts as a turning. After you turn a laminated blank to the profile shown you will saw it in half, then in quarters. You will end up with four clock bodies.
Create tool handles fit for a craftsmans tools by gluing blocks of scrap wood and turning them on the lathe.
With its tapered inner walls and expansion slots, this shop-made compression chuck will hold round pieces for finish-turning or drilling.
Our house is like a cabin in the woods. We are in a commercial district on the edge of town and ten minutes from the malls, but the deer come through the back yard and there is a ruffed grouse who thinks he owns the place, especially a few female ruffed grouse. My wife decided, and rightly so, that plastic planters are out of place here so I decided to turn a couple of wooden flower pots.