Make your own barrel shaped coin bank on the lathe using these free step-by-step instructions.
Learn to turn a basic but beautiful bowl using the video and step by step pictures and instructions at the link.
Turn your own custom cabinet knobs using this free tutorial as a guide.
Learn the basics of spiral work and make an elegant candlestick in the process. A lathe, a few hand tools and some basic geometry are all you will need.
Follow along at the link and discover how easy it is to produce a beautiful and functional pedestal bowl on the lathe.
This segmented bowl project is meant for at least intermediate woodturners. Follow along through the pictures and instructions to create your own segmented bowl.
Recently I was asked to explain how to turn a natural edged, end grain bowl. That is, a bowl with the grain running parallel to the lathe bed and the edge of the log left as the bowl edge. If you want a smooth edged bowl, just turn the piece round as you start. It will make sense as we go.
Not surprisingly, a natural edged bowl starts with a log. Here is a fairly dry piece of cherry, complete with a radial split along which I plan to cut, leaving me with two half logs to choose from for bowls.