Tag Archives: Carl’s Articles

Carl’s Magazine Articles

Use Metalworking Steel Wool

Photo: Use Metalworking Steel Wool (metal_steel_wood_00)

Here is my “Use Synthetic Metalworking Steel Wool ” tip that appeared in the “Tips” section on page 20 of the AAW February 2024 “American Woodturner” Journal. Or click here for PDF. Continue reading Use Metalworking Steel Wool

Corner Code Your Sandpaper

Photo: Corner Code Your Sandpaper (code_sand_paper_00)

Here is my “Corner-code Your Sandpaper” tip that appeared in the “Tips” section on page 19 of the AAW February 2024 “American Woodturner” Journal. Or click here for PDF. Continue reading Corner Code Your Sandpaper

Color Code Your Faceplate Screws

Photo: Color Code Your Screws (code_screws_00)

Here is my “Color-coding Identifies Screws” tip that appeared in the “Tips” section on page 14 of the AAW December 2023 “American Woodturner” Journal. Or click here for PDF. Continue reading Color Code Your Faceplate Screws

Rotating T-Square

Rotating T-Square

Here is a pointer to my “Shopmade Rotating T-Square” article that appeared on page 35 of the AAW June 2023 “American Woodturner” Journal.
Continue reading Rotating T-Square

Mallet and Awl Marking Kit

Photo: Mallet and Awl Marking Hit

Here is my “Mallet and Awl Marking Kit” tip that appeared in the “Tips” section on page 17 of the AAW February 2023 “American Woodturner” Journal. Continue reading Mallet and Awl Marking Kit

Carl’s Slip On Custom Centering Cones

Photo: Carl's Slip On Custom Centering Cones (slip_on_cones_blue)

Click here for a black & white PRINTABLE version of the above blueprint.

Photo: AAW Journal Slip On Cones

Updated: 2/26/2024. This idea was published as “Shopmade Slip-On Centering Cones” on pages 27 to 31 of the AAW February 2024 “American Woodturner” Journal. Click here for page 27 to 31 PDF.

I now use my "slip on" custom UHMW cones rather than the "threaded" custom cones featured in my 2007 AAW Journal "Custom Centering Cones" article.

Some times you look backwards and realize you had "blinders" on. In 2007 I was replacing the Oneway thread on aluminum cones with my own cones made out of UHMW plastic. Oneway threaded on there aluminum cones thus I thought I needed to thread on my cones. It took years, but I have seen the light.

Slip on cones are better! They are easier to make and they are easier to use. Why? Because, they just slip on! When you press them up against something with tail stock pressure they will stay in place on there own. You don't need to waste time threading them on. Continue reading Carl’s Slip On Custom Centering Cones