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.
When you’re ready to step up from a benchtop lathe, these full-size machines have all the power, capacity, and features you’ll likely ever need.
Brian Simmons, WOOD’s turning expert for over a decade, loves woodturning so much he even plans vacations around it!
The ideal lathe should have loads of low-end torque, a sturdy tailstock and tool rest that stay locked, and easy speed changes.
Interested in spindle turning? Then come along and discover the keys to effectively sharpening and using the indispensable skew chisel.
Want to turn a bowl? You’ll need a bowl gouge to shape both the interior and exterior. We’ll show you how to sharpen and use this versatile tool for roughing and finishing cuts.
Before I turn a few vases from some prized—and pricey—wood, I’d like to experiment with designs on prototypes. Can I turn these prototypes from less-expensive, glued-up MDF?