Toxic Woods

This list is a compilation of woods that may cause a mild to severe allergic reaction depending on the individual. Toxic woods are not...

Woodturning Tool Selection Guide

With the large number of tools available today, choosing the right tools may seem difficult. The information in this Tool Selection Guide is here...

Determining Safe Wood Lathe Speeds

Using the correct lathe speed should allow the blanks to be turned with little or no vibration, allowing the tools to produce a clean...

Woodturning Safety 101

WARNING : Woodturning is a potentially dangerous activity. Improper use of tools and/or equipment, products or materials as well as not following recommended safety guidelines...

Turning a Bullet Box

The Bullet Box is an intermediate project that is fun and makes a great conversation piece. Before you begin, print the .308 Rifle Cartridge Diagram for...

Fountain Pen Care

Fountain pens are a delicate writing instrument that can bring years of enjoyment when properly used and maintained. Below are helpful tips on using,...

Turning a Honey Dipper

This simple yet functional woodturning project is easy to turn and is also easy on the budget. A simple idea that can be turned...

Turning a Square Sided Bottle Stopper

Learn how to turn a bottle stopper with square sides using standard bottle stopper kits. Prepare the blank Choose a suitable hardwood blank that is 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"...

Spindle Roughing Gouge Safety

Spindle Roughing Gouges are designed to take square spindle stock down to round and should never be used for roughing bowls. Using a roughing...