Buying A Wood Lathe — 5 Things You Need To Know

Buying a wood lathe 5 things to know

Buying a wood lathe for the first time can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article, I will share with you some things people rarely discuss, but are very important in your wood lathe decision-making process. Many of the points in this article are never spoken about. Without this knowledge, you […]

Wood Lathe Tool Rest (Height, Adjust, Maintain)

Wood Lathe Tool Rest Height Adjust Guide

Probably the most touched, but least talked about part of the entire wood lathe is the tool rest. The wood lathe tool rest is the critical anchoring point for all our tool contact while turning. Without the rock-solid support of a well-designed wood lathe tool rest, we would not be able to create what we […]

5 Worst Tenon Shape Wood Bowl (foot, spigot, attach)

5 Worst Tenon Shape Wood Bowls Main Image

The form and design of a wood bowl tenon shape are critical to creating a secure and stable connection to the four-jaw chuck. How do I make a wood bowl tenon or foot? There are many ways to make the tenon or spigot on a wood bowl incorrectly. It’s essential to know how the tenon […]

7 Valuable Glenn Lucas Gems – Wood Bowl Turning Wisdom

Glenn Lucas Wood Bowl Turning TIps

Glenn Lucas is a genuine wood bowl turning professional. And it seems when he isn’t turning bowls, he’s teaching people the skills needed to perfect the craft. From his home in Ireland, Glenn conducts woodturning workshops. And between turning and teaching, he travels the world sharing his skills everywhere he goes, with his camera in […]

13 Ways To Ruin A Woodturned Bowl

13 Ways To Ruin A Woodturned Bowl

13 Ways To Ruin A Woodturned Bowl is a tongue in cheek way of looking at what we really need to do to make a well-turned bowl. It’s important to know that during the wood bowl turning and learning process, which is never ending, there will be mistakes, and some bowls will turn out less […]

Finishing Cut – Wood Bowl Turning Beyond the Basics

Finishing Cut Wood Bowl Main Image

The finishing cut or pass on a wood bowl turning might seem similar to the rest of the cuts, but there is a difference. What is a wood bowl turning finishing cut? The final cutting pass that defines the surface of a wood bowl being turned is the finishing cut. However, the finishing pass on […]

Wall Thickness Woes – Bowl Turning Techniques

Wall Thickness Woes Wood Bowl Technique

Wall thickness of wood turned bowls can be a challenging aspect to master. Of all the different components of wood bowl turning, wall thickness seems to be sited the most as a significant hurdle to overcome. In this article, we will look at why wall thickness might vary, why it matters, how to measure wall […]

7 Valuable David Ellsworth Wood Bowl Turning Insights

David Ellsworth 7 lessons learned

David Ellsworth is a true master when it comes to woodturning. I mean that not in the off-the-cuff overused sense of the term “he’s a master,” but in the actual definition. A master dedicates himself to the craft not just for the results but for the process, the practice, and the spiritual aliveness that occurs […]

5 Top Reasons Nasty Catches Happen While Turning Wood Bowls

Nasty Catches Wood Bowl Turning Main Image

Nasty catches have happened to all of us, especially when first starting out in woodturning. But what causes those discouraging catches in the first place? There you are, minding your own business enjoying your time turning at the lathe and Boom – a catch! It almost has the same effect as an aggressive dog lunging […]

7 Secrets from My Woodturning Mentor – Danny Hoffman

Woodturning Wood Bowl Mentor Secrets

Do you have a woodturning mentor? Most new endeavors can benefit from a mentor, someone to oversee and guide the way, but this might not be obvious at first. New participants to woodturning particularly, unlike most other hobbies or sports for that matter, gain valuable knowledge from a mentor’s vision, a woodturning mentor. Starting Down […]