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Turning a woodworking hobby in to a profession

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

Find numerous downloadable woodturning project plans from $3 to $6 in the WOOD Store.

From sharpening bowl gouges to turning projects, view numerous free woodturning videos in this section.

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.

To get a piece of stock from square to round on a lathe, woodturners turn to gouges. Using one properly makes it a quick and easy tasks.

Follow along a Managing Editor Marlen Kemmet takes you through the paces for his award winning small-scale bowls and vessels.

Beware woodworkers, woodturning can be very addictive. Whether you're turning pens, bowls, or vessels, this is one activity many just cannot get enough of.

Learn more about several professional turners in our Gallery of Woodworking Greats.

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