Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodturning - woodworking - featured Fri, 3 Jul 2015 20:25:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Sanding Cord - for Wood Turners
DIY Sanding Cord - for Wood Turners - More DIY How To Projects]]> SlickSqueegie I was making some very small dollhouse furniture on the lathe and was having trouble sanding tight small grooves. They make sanding cord for this but I figured out a great alternative.This is so simple and works very well for the intended purpose. Grab some fabric backed sandpaper Any fabric back...
By: SlickSqueegie

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 29 May 2015 17:15:04 PDT
Big Bowl Turning: Stacked Ring Lamination
Big Bowl Turning: Stacked Ring Lamination - More DIY How To Projects]]> ThisWoodwork Inspired by some bowls I had seen, made by Michael Mode, a little while ago I decided to jump straight in at the deep end and make this 500mm (19.5") bowl, using the surprisingly simple technique, stacked-ring lamination. I used my lathe to smooth out the layers, but they could have be power-sanded ...
By: ThisWoodwork

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:52:23 PST
Football Bowl
Football Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> Simon Beggs Wood Turning This is my football shaped bowl. Its a simple project for the lathe that just has that added creativity.What you need- timber (2 pieces of good timber + 1 waste block)- brass rods (mine came from hooks)- epoxy glue- pva glue- wood lathe- saw (I used a band saw however hand saws also work)- clamps- a...
By: Simon Beggs Wood Turning

Continue Reading »]]>
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:31:11 PST
Giant wooden Lego men
Giant wooden Lego men - More DIY How To Projects]]> Simon Beggs Wood Turning These are some giant Lego men that I have made. They have all the movements, clips and operations that a standard Lego man has. They are to scale (1 : 6.25). The timbers I have use are Huon pine, Australian red cedar and American walnut. More works @
By: Simon Beggs Wood Turning

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:51:39 PST
Firewood to Natural Edge Bowl
Firewood to Natural Edge Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> hank4444 So for this project I used a piece of firewood that had the fewest cracks in it from my pile outside. You want to make sure your wood is dry or else it will split and crack once you turn it. Video of finished product: Any sort ...
By: hank4444

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 8 Nov 2014 15:29:27 PST
Turning a Segmented Bowl
Turning a Segmented Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> r-philp This is my instructable for turning a segmented wooden bowl. I made this one with salvaged wood from old projects and furniture. It uses cherry and maple for the contrast, but you can use almost any hardwoods. I've found that it helps to pick ones of similar hardness. When you sand them, one won...
By: r-philp

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 1 Jun 2014 19:01:53 PDT
Blue Jean Bracelet
Blue Jean Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 I made this from a recycled part of old blue jeans.These jeans of mine had seen better days, but with a little epoxy and a quick turn on the lathe, I transform them into something unique!I originally sprayed it with lacquer, but it just wasn't right. So I sanded it off and left it unfinished. The pa...
By: kludge77

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 30 May 2014 19:53:26 PDT
Steampunk Desk Lamp kludge77 Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed... I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fitti...
By: kludge77

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 4 May 2014 20:13:44 PDT
Make a Yoda desk ornament kludge77 I turn a Star Wars candy dispenser into a sage desk ornament. Master Yoda's wisdom should not be discarded so readily.. The wood is claro walnut with a wipe on poly finish.
By: kludge77

Continue Reading »]]>
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:18:54 PDT
Pencil Spin Top kludge77 This is a piece of sycamore turned to a top shape. You then insert a pencil and spin it up. I used 1/4 copper collars to give the pencil a tight grip. It draws cool circles and shortening or lengthening the pencil will give it different paths as it alters the center of gravity.
By: kludge77

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:52:47 PDT
Tippie Top: This might be the most fun thing I've ever made kludge77 This was turned on my lathe from a small piece of claro walnut I had in the shop. It was originally from a bag of firewood I bought.   I turned it in about 15 minutes, but it took anther 30 minutes to get the shape right for it to flip over on it's head.
By: kludge77

Continue Reading »]]>
Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:06:50 PDT
Making Buffing Wheels for Wood turning
Making Buffing Wheels for Wood turning - More DIY How To Projects]]> killimangnome If you enjoy woodworking, you know how important finishing your project is. If you are a wood turner in particular, you probably have seen the buffing systems on the market. If you have seen them, you also have probably seen how expensive they are. Because of this, I decided to make my own wheels, w...
By: killimangnome

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:59:29 PDT
From Blank to Bowl
From Blank to Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> frankenboom Wooden bowls are beautiful and easy to make because they come straight from a log. There isn't any cutting or gluing, so the natural beauty of the wood can shine. Once you figure out how to use the lathe tools properly, it's really satisfying to watch the shavings pile up by your feet. First, you ne...
By: frankenboom

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 4 Jun 2012 14:43:47 PDT
Multi-Axis Turned Wood Canteen
Multi-Axis Turned Wood Canteen - More DIY How To Projects]]> Scotttland   Multi-axis, or 'eccentric' wood turning is the turning of parts in two or more phases, set at different axis.  The different axis can be parallel, angular, or at 90 degrees.  In most cases, this will mean turning a piece of wood in a very lopsided way, with the center of gravity offset from the ax...
By: Scotttland

Continue Reading »]]>
Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:46:47 PST
Guide to Turning Acrylic Pens (Video Guide)
Guide to Turning Acrylic Pens (Video Guide) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Wi11 I've seen a few Instructables as well as videos from all over the internet on how to turn wooden pens, but not very many on turning acrylic. Since acrylic is very different than wood to turn, it took me a while to come up with a good method. However now, after some experimenting, I've come up with a...
By: Wi11

Continue Reading »]]>
Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:12:23 PDT
Recycling Old timbers (reciclando maderas viejas)
Recycling Old timbers (reciclando maderas viejas) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimar2000 Please, help me correct the English translation Hace dos años, más o menos, debido a una vieja gotera, me vi obligado a reemplazar el machimbre del techo del garage. Como resultado obtuve algunas decenas de maderas de pino en buen estado, de 1 cm de espesor por 9 de ancho, y de largo variable. En c...
By: rimar2000

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 3 Dec 2010 10:59:32 PST
Cheap Woodturning
Cheap Woodturning - More DIY How To Projects]]> merijnvw If you need to make small wooden 3D objects with one symmetry axis, like knobs on drawers, and you don't have a professional lathe, then I'll show you a technique how you can still make them. I'll also show an easy trick to make all of the objects the same shape, that's useful if you're making a clo...
By: merijnvw

Continue Reading »]]>
Sat, 11 Jul 2009 11:46:21 PDT
Wood Shop Projects MadMechanicMike Here are just a few things I have made over the past 4 years in my woods class at school. A lot of the projects were made in under 2 hours. Unfortunately, our school uses very old machines that don't work so well so I spend most of my time on the lathe. Since its the end of school for me (graduation...
By: MadMechanicMike

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 2 May 2008 19:45:46 PDT
My first woodturning project(s) Patrik So I took this weekend woodturning class at The Crucible in West Oakland, and here's what I made. This is actually my very first woodworking project ever. Needless to say, I'm quite happy with the results.(The Crucible is a really cool place, by the way - they do lots of classes for youth and adults...
By: Patrik

Continue Reading »]]>
Fri, 2 May 2008 14:44:19 PDT