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How To : Turn Wooden Ear Plugs on a Lathe

I turned my first ear plug purely as a challenge when the question was asked on a turning forum and nobody could provide an answer. I didn't know much about them, only a general concept of the shape I was going after. This method does use a chuck, but I'll go over how to do i ...more

How To : Make a beer tap with a wood lathe

Watch as an expert woodworker demonstrates how to use a wood lathe in this free online video about making a beer tap. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a beer tap with a wood lathe. Make a beer tap with a wood lathe - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.c ...more

How To : Build a homemade lathe tool sharpener

When molding or carving pieces of wood using a lathe, it's important that you have the right tools for the job. This includes having your tools nice and sharp for when you need them. You can actually pay someone to do this, but how about you save some money? In this tutorial, ...more

How To : Make fingerboard wheels using a mini lathe

This video will show you how to create wheels for a fingerboard using a lathe. First, you should take a plastic tube and insert it into your lathe, using various drill pieces to cut down the plastic tube to the correct size. After this has been done, a drill which is attached ...more

How To : Cut beads and coves using your wood lathe

It's time to get down and dirty in this next tutorial. If you own a lathe, you may already know that there is a great selection of different styles that can be carved using the right carving tools. In this video, you'll be finding out how to cut beads and coves using your woo ...more

How To : Sharpen your lathe tools easily

When using a lathe, it's important to make sure that your tools are sharp enough to that you can get the best quality cut or groove for your project. A dull blade can result in a poor looking product and can hurt the way it looks. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to make ...more

How To : Use a lathe for woodworking project

In this series of woodworking videos, our home shop expert shows you how to create just such lids and in the process gives you professional tips on how to master the lathe. He also discusses how to sand and stain your lid and includes clips on the use of other workshop mainsta ...more

How To : Sharpen your lathe tools using some helpful tips

If you're looking for some more tips on how to sharpen your lathe chisels, you have come to the right place. In this video tutorial, you'll find out some other helpful tips for making sure your tools are nice and sharp for when you need to carve pieces of wood for any kind of ...more

How To : Pick the right lathes for turning big bowls

Barnum, a woodturning instructor at State University of New York in Purchase, shows off the powerful motors on these lathes, which offer high torque at low speeds -- ideal for turning big-diameter or off-balance work. He also demonstrates how the heft, speed control, and outbo ...more

How To : Use basic wood pen lathe tools

The great thing about woodworking is the ability to do whatever you want to something using various styles and tools. Whether you're making a bird house or a table, there are plenty of ways that this can be done. One tool that is handy when making legs for a table a lathe. No ...more

How To : Make a slimline pen using a lathe

If you're looking for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a slimline pen from scratch, you've come to the right place! In this nine part tutorial, you'll be taken through the process of how to make a slimline pen from scratch. There will be various tools that you will need ...more

How To : Use the Lathe Editor tool in Swift 3D v6

Learn to Use the Lathe Editor for lathe-machined objects in Swift 3D v6. A lathe machine operates by spinning an object really fast while it is held tightly at both ends. The lathe operator uses cutting tools and coolants on the side to shape the object. Whether you're new to ...more

How To : Build a beautiful cedar log bench using a chainsaw

For the normal woodworker at home, the table saw, router and lathe are the prime tools used for making fine furniture, but when you hit the outdoors, the backwoodsman's tool of trade is the chainsaw. Mastering furniture-making with a chainsaw is the key to being a great woodwo ...more

News : Deviously Clever Prison Contraband

We've featured Temporary Services before, but we thought they deserved a full spread. In this post, we've included some of their How-To drawings and examples of recreated prison art. Temporary Services is: "... a project in collaboration with Angelo, an incarcerated artist. ...more

How To : Make a wood ring

A wooden ring can be a beautiful, handcrafted item of jewelry, rare and unquiet. This excellent how to will show you the steps necessary to turn your own wooden ring on a lathe and then finish it for wearing. The wood used in this video is Cocobolo, a lovely hardwood that will ...more

How To : Begin woodturning

Woodturning is a process of creating wooden objects on a lathe. Learn how to start woodturning from a woodturning expert in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Begin woodturning. Begin woodturning - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvill ...more

How To : 3D model a mushroom cloud in 3D Studio MAX

The mushroom cloud is one of the iconic images of the 20th century, calling to mind destruction, progress, and arguably the single most important event of the century. This video will show you how to create a 3D model of one using 3D Studio MAX 4 or higher. This can then be us ...more

How To : Woodturn a bowl

Woodturning uses a lathe to create wooden objects. Learn how to use woodturning to create a bowl from a woodturning expert in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Woodturn a bowl. Woodturn a bowl - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillag ...more

How To : Model with the NURBS tools in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorail presents an overview of C4D's various NURBS modeling features (including Hyper NURBS, Extrude NURBS, Lathe NURBS, Loft NURBS, Sweep NURBS and the Bezier NURBS tools). Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better ...more

How To : Woodturn skew and gouge cuts

Woodturning uses skew and gouges to create designs in wood on a lathe. Learn about making cuts with these tools from a woodturning expert in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Woodturn skew and gouge cuts. Woodturn skew and gouge cuts - Part 2 of 16. Click th ...more

How To : Cut a hollow vase with a scroll saw

In this two-part tutorial series from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good walks you through the process of creating a hollow vase entirely without a lathe. As always, the pattern is available, free of charge, through Steve's blog, scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com. Part 1 of 2 - H ...more

How To : Hollow out a wooden ball form with a hollowing rig

New to the lathe or simply interested in further developing your skill set? In this four-part tutorial, you'll learn how to create a hollowed-out ball form using a lathe and a captured hollowing rig. Part 1 of 4 - How to Hollow out a wooden ball form with a hollowing rig. Par ...more

How To : Woodturn a rough interior bowl

Woodturning is the process of creating items out of wood on a lathe. Learn how to rough out the interior of a bowl with expert woodturning tips in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 18 - How to Woodturn a rough interior bowl. Woodturn a rough interior bowl - Part 2 of 18 ...more

How To : Woodturn light pulls and key chains

Woodturning is creating items out of wood on a lathe. Learn how to create key chains and light pulls from a woodturning expert in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Woodturn light pulls and key chains. Woodturn light pulls and key chains - Part 2 of 16. Click ...more

How To : Finish and buff a woodturned bowl

What tools and materials do you need for turning a bowl on a lathe? Learn more about the equipment for woodturning in this free woodworking video from a wood shop expert. Part 1 of 16 - How to Finish and buff a woodturned bowl. Finish and buff a woodturned bowl - Part 2 of 16. ...more

How To : Make mosquito netting using a plastic bag

To make mosquito netting, using a plastic bag, you will need the following: a butane torch or a campfire, a lathe, thumbtacks, and a plastic bags. The holes need to be 2 mm or less. Heat up the lathe. Lay the plastic bag on a flat and protected surface. Run the heated lathe o ...more

How To : Mount & rough blanks for woodturning

Woodturning is a hobby that involves wooden items like bowls using various tools on a lathe. Learn about mounting and roughing blanks from a woodturning expert in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Mount & rough blanks for woodturning. Mount & rough blanks fo ...more

How To : Preparing a bowl blank for woodturning

Learn how to prepare a bowl blank for turning on the lathe in this free video series on woodturning techniques. Part 1 of 16 - How to Preparing a bowl blank for woodturning. Preparing a bowl blank for woodturning - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvilla ...more

How To : Cut a natural edge bowl with the Ci1 Easy Rougher

In this tutorial, you'll see how to rough out a natural edge bowl with a Ci1 Easy Rougher (using a suboptimal piece of wood). The wood used in the tutorial is "shinoki," which is a kind of oak, and the lathe is a Nova DVR 3000 wired for 200V. Watch this video to get started ro ...more

How To : Make Robinson Couplings for water rockets

Learn to make Robinson Couplings for water rockets with this video tutorial. For this project you need aluminum and a plastic bar. You need to make the inner coupling on the lathe. Machine the aluminum bar to the right size and then cut the thread. Then drill the coupling hole ...more

How To : Cut a rotor

Before cutting the rotors select a centering cone that fits about halfway through the center hole of hub-less rotor or bearing spacer to center the rotor to the spindle. After select two identical clamps that fit the rotor without interfering with the machined surfaces of the ...more

How To : Use Blender's curves tools

Blender’s curves tools are quite a powerful and convenient way to model all kind of things. Tubes, lathe-objects, logos, tentacles and much more. This tutorial shows you how to use the different types of curves, control-points and handles and how to use them. You will learn ho ...more

How To : Use wood and acrylic blanks for pen making

If you're thinking about what kind of project you can tackle with a lathe, ever thought about making a pen. You can make a great looking pen using many different kinds of wood. It all depends on what you want it to look like. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to use wood ...more

News : Man Builds Camera as Big as His Dog

Gil Adam, a student of Industrial Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, has created a 3:1 scale model of his favorite plastic camera, the Holga. While the camera is just a model (non-operational), it's pretty fun to see the oversized object next to ...more

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