Determining Safe Lathe Speeds

At what speed should I run my lathe? Have you ever found yourself asking that question? If so, you are not alone! Deciding how fast...

Repairing Sanding Disc Holders

For those of us who power sand it is inevitable that we'll throw a disc when sanding and run the holder into the work,...

Threading Wood and Acrylics

Many of the project kits we sell feature threaded hardware, which allows you quickly remove the blank before washing. In this video we'll show you how...

Turning a Crushgrind Mill

Crushgrind Mills are one of our most popular kitchenware projects.  They allow you to grind pepper, salt and dry spices.  You can adjust the...

Turning an Insert-Style Game Call

Insert-Style Game Calls are used by many of today’s professional guides and serious hunters. They’re functional, durable and can be turned in a variety...

Turning a Salt Canister

Note: The piece shown in this Inspiration Series video was made from Cottonwood and finished with beeswax. One of my favorite turning projects is a small...

Turning a Capsule Box

Inspired by Ray Key's most popular box style, the beauty of the Capsule Box lies in it's simplicity and the way it feels in...

Turning a Natural Edge Bowl

Note: The piece shown in this Inspiration Series video was made of Silver Maple. A natural edge bowl is one where the rim of the...

The Capsule Box with Ray Key

One of Ray Key's most popular boxes is the capsule box, shown in the video. The step-by-step sequence of turning a capsule box shows...

The Basic Box with Ray Key

Ray covers selection of stock, safety, tool modification, chucking options, sanding and finishing.  Also included is Key's method of re-chucking and finishing the base. Click...