Even if you use the lathe only occasionally, you can quickly and easily learn to turn out shapely spindles -- anything turned between centers -- with these essential guidelines to lead you.
When first introduced, four-jaw chucks were viewed by many as a luxury just for professional turners. But they offer so many advantages that anyone from novice level on up would benefit from owning one.
This quick-to-make project slides between the rails in the lathe bed (known as the ways) and cradles turning tools within arm's reach.
Build this simple press to glue up a stack of bowl blanks or other laminations where you need greater reach than allowed by the throats of most clamps.
Wood shaving and lathes go hand in hand, but your turning tools don't need to be part of the mess with this "off-the-shelf" solution.
Love spending hours at the lathe spinning raw wood into beautiful projects? Here are a few reader submitted tricks to help you turn even better.