Crown Verses Sorby Spiraling & Texturing Tool

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Meta Description: Carl likes the Crown Spiraling tool better than the Sorby. Why? Wheel comparison chart. How to add a knob to improve the Crown or Sorby tool.
“Crown Spiraling and Texturing Tool”http://www.crownhandtools.ltd.uk/page121.html verses “Sorby Spiraling and Texturing Tool” https://www.robert-sorby.co.uk/b320-spiralling-tool The Sorby “Spiraling and Texturing Tool (System)” has been around for along time. Last year I discovered that Crown also makes a “Spiraling and Texturing Tool (System)”. Note: On line dictionaries seem to think that spelling “spiraling” or “spiralling” is ok. One or … Continue reading Crown Verses Sorby Spiraling & Texturing Tool

Burnishing Tool for Wood Lathe

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Meta Description: Carl uses a home made burnisher to burnish the textures that he creates with his Sorby Spiraling and Texture Tool. Making a burnisher is easy and cheap.
I like to burnish the textures that I create with my Sorby Spiraling and Texture Tool. The burnishing step smooths the texture, pushes down any burrs that sticking up, etc. It makes things look better. Note: You should also check out my “Crown Verses Sorby Spiraling & Texturing Tool” blog entry.

Use Blog Search Box

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Meta Description: Carl' recommends using the "Search Box" on his blog or "All Posts by Category" blog page to find things on his blog or Google.
Use the search box under the green magnifying glass to find things on my blog. See photo above. The search function is powered by WordPress and is pretty damn good and fast! Here is an example of the results of a search for “spiraling tool“. Use All Posts by Category You can also go to … Continue reading Use Blog Search Box

Live Demos at 2022 Totally Turning

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Meta Description: Carl will be demonstrating live at 2022 Totally Turning Symposium in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 & 27, 2022.
I will be demonstrating live at 2022 Totally Turning symposium in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 & 27, 2022. Click here for demos handout with tools and paint information in PDF (266K).

1st Plate on New Powermatic 2014 Lathe

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Meta Description: The first thing Carl turned on his new Powermatic 2014 Lathe was a plate. It was a pleasure. Step by step photos.
The first thing Carl turned on his new Powermatic 2014 Lathe was a plate. It was a pleasure. Step by step photos.

Carl’s Artwork – Fall 2020

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Meta Description: Photos of artwork made by Carl in the Fall of 2020. Star Bowls, Maple Leaf Plate & Sunset Wide Rim Bowl.
Some of the artwork that I have made in the last couple of weeks.