I like to use Morse Taper drills in the tailstock of my lathe to drill holes.
Updated: 4/18/2021. The selection of Morse Taper drills on Ebay has sort of dried up.
Reasonably priced imported MT drills are sold by Victor Machinery (www.victornet.com)
You should also check out my “Cheap Big Drills” bog entry.
Ebay is a good place to purchase large Morse Taper drills cheap.
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Click here for the PDF demo handout.
Turning new Antique Candlesticks is a great way to improve your spindle turning skills and use up scraps of wood.
I call them “antiques” because I use up old scraps of wood with cracks and knots. Then I use Milk Paint to give them that antique look and feel.
Please contact me if you would like me to do this demo for your club or symposium.
I found a C-Line Sheet Protector at a local craft store that I really like.
It works good for protecting my reference papers while turning. The Neon Orange color makes it easy to find. It is made of tough clear plastic with a nice grommet that allows me to hang it up.
They are made by C-Line.com. Style #43912 Workshop Ticket Holder.
You can get them on Amazon. Around $4 each. Or 25 for $26. Search for C-Line 43912
I have been watching “Craft In America” TV series on PBS.
I really liked the “Forge” episode. The Silversmith and Metal Sculpture were interesting. http://www.craftinamerica.org/tvseries/story_2252.php
I also liked the Potters on the “Crossroads” episode. http://www.craftinamerica.org/tvseries/story_2224.php
Often things done by potters are easy to translate into Woodturning.
Currently they are rerunning the Craft in America series on WLIW21 Create TV channel in New York area. http://www.createtv.com/CreateProgram.nsf/vProgramsByNOLA/CRIA?OpenDocument&tabnum=3&Start=#
I often find something of value in each episode. But, no episode is a complete winner.