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.
Brian Simmons, WOOD’s turning expert for over a decade, loves woodturning so much he even plans vacations around it!
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?
The multiple work-holding options provided by a four-jaw lathe chuck (sometimes called a scroll chuck) make many turning operations so much easier than using a faceplate. Once you have one, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.
If you'd like to try your hand at woodturning, a mini-lathe proves the perfect solution.