2019 Woodturning Symposium Guide

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See the 2020 Symposium Schedule HERE. The 2019 Woodturning Symposium Guide is a catalog of all this year’s woodturning gatherings throughout the United States and some international events as well, complete with links. Besides knowing where to go, in this article, I will help you get ready and make the most of the symposium(s) you […]

Vari-Grind Jig Setup Oneway Wolverine Sharpening System

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Vari-Grind jig setup is easy and straightforward, but a couple key factors must be addressed before sharpening a bowl gouge. When the Vari-Grind Jig Setup arrives, it is not ready to immediately use. A properly adjusted base needs to be created. This base may be portable or fixed to a work surface. Why Vari-Grind You […]

My Favorite Food Safe Wood Finish – Waterproof Almost

Food Safe Wood Finish Tried and True Linseed Oil and Bees Wax

Ah, My Favorite Food Safe Wood Finish? There are several criteria to meet for something to become a favorite. For a wood bowl finish, I believe it needs to naturally look good, protect the wood bowl, be food-safe, non-toxic, water-resistant, ready-to-go, and easy to apply. Wow, if that’s not a tall order for a wood […]

Jet 1221vs Lathe Review for Wood Bowl Turning

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The Jet 1221vs lathe (vs stands for variable speed) fills a much-needed gap between small not-so-powerful and more expensive large wood bowl turning lathes. This lathe is an ideal wood lathe for the beginner to advanced wood bowl turner working with pieces up to 12 inches in diameter. Jet 1221vs Lathe Specifications Max Swing or […]