The American Association of Woodturners sends out a weekly newsletter to it’s members. Here is a sampling of what is in the current newsletter. TURNINGS OF THE WEEK ARTICLES OF THE WEEK TIPS OF THE WEEK
OK turners, don’t know if any of you have tried this, but apparently you can turn melted crayons.
So here’s a video from Eric Goertz from Wildwood Designs, also know as The Bangle Guy. In this video Eric covers some technical topics to help you make sure that your lathe is running properly.
Bob Bezanson of the Woodturners of SW MO demonstrates turning custom tool handles while adding a brass plumbing fixture turned down as the ferrule. He also offers several tips and tricks along with the demo. Downloadable PDF’s are available on their club website with sources and further instructions. www.woodturnersofswmo.org
There have been many manual powered lathe designs in history, such as the well known pole lathe. There are also treadle lathes such as the one built by Chris. Check out this video: