Mark ( on December 18th, 2011

I’ve created a 4 part video series of myself turning a hollow form using green Cherry wood.  The videos show the complete process starting with a rough chunk of green Cherry, roughing it out, finalizing the outside shape and hollowing the inside.  Click on each video below to view.

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Mark ( on May 11th, 2010

Once again, it’s Woodworkers Safety Week for 2010.  Because there is a lot of content about safety with other power tools and hand tools, I thought I’d cover safety with another tool in the shop that can sometimes be underestimated with respect to its potential dangers. So, in this post I’ll discuss the safety at […]

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Mark ( on July 13th, 2008

I don’t consider myself an accomplished turner…yet. Though, I’m working on it! I like to turn and the relative instant gratification that turning projects can offer. I had not turned anything in a while but, recently I spied a small off-cut of Walnut in the shop that was left over from the sofa table project. […]

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Mark ( on December 4th, 2007

After roughing out the legs on the band saw, the next step in the process was to turn and shaping the feet and to smooth the faces of the legs so that they could be marked out for shaping. This past weekend I worked on these steps. The feet were turned on a my lathe […]

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