Quick, off the top of your head. You need a drill bit that is a little bigger than 3/4″. What size do you need? 49/64″ Right?
Continue reading 64ths of an Inch Ruler / Table
I just had 2 big White Pine trees removed in my back side yard by Osorio Tree Service. The owner is interested in Woodturning. He took away the crappy pine logs and gave me a couple of nice maple logs. Continue reading Maple Log Delivery 12/2022
It is getting cold. Time to think about a new Woodturning Mug for Christmas.
Continue reading Woodturning Mugs
Woodturners in the US often have to deal with Millimetres. Bowl gouges made in Europe are often 12mm
rather than 1/2″. Etc.
I often see Woodturners get all twisted up by 1″ = 25.4mm. My advice is to forget about the 0.4mm!
Continue reading Carl’s “MM to Inches” for Woodturners
Turning Smocks & Low Cost Alternatives
Over the years I have owned a number of different turning smocks. Here are MY thoughts.
Sooner or later every turner decides they need a turning smock. Because, sooner or later nature calls and you just don’t have time to shed all the wood chips, etc. She who must be obeyed, has a no wood chips in the house policy!
In A Nutshell
I like the AAW Turning Smock best. I absolutely HATE the blue color. The dark grey one is not a whole lot better. But, I have found the lightweight, short sleeve and roomy design works best. It is easy to get on and off. It easily sheds wood chips. Continue reading Turning Smocks & Low Cost Alternatives
A few years ago I realized I needed to improve my hand strength if I wanted to be a better turner. Thus, I purchased a set of “Zon Resistance Strength Hand Grips” from Amazon for $7. I use them in the morning while I am riding my exercise bike. They give my hands a good work out. I like em. They have improved my turning.
When I was a kid my uncle had a set of these that you needed to be Superman to use. They were made for weight lifting, etc. The Zon ones I have are good for mere mortals. The resistance is enough, but not to much.