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Tips for better spindle turning

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.

This adaptable home for frequently used tools creates a handsome display.

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.

When it comes to financing his education, this 13-year-old has the write stuff.

For turning project plans for your shop, visit the Turning Projects section within the WOOD Store.

Doug Magrath is a one-man business and a model for transforming a hobby into a money making venture.

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