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Laser Quest

Laser Quest

Making use of the clever Simon Hope laser kit hollowing system, Les Thorne turns a vase in English yew before adding texture to the outside and an ebony insert to create contrast

Brown Burr Oak Bowl – Man V Bowl

Brown Burr Oak Bowl – Man V Bowl

Les Thorne decides to do battle with a piece of brown burr oak and the end result is certainly striking, not to mention functional

Hats Off!

Hats Off!

Calling upon past experiences and demonstrations at clubs, Andrew Hall shares the secrets behind the making of one of his small signature turned hats

Pens – Thinking Outside the Boxiness

Pens – Thinking Outside the Boxiness

James Trimble suggests some great tips for turning pens and takes you through the process of turning your own nonconformist version

Large vase on a small lathe

Large vase on a small lathe

Owning a small lathe doesn’t have to limit the size of project you turn. Here, Les Thorne offers a clever solutiopn that will allow you to make a large vase in two parts.

Get Woodworking Live Part 1-Basic Woodturning

Get Woodworking Live Part 1-Basic Woodturning

Watch Part one of Les Thorne's woodturning demonstration recorded at Get Woodworking Live

Get Woodworking Live Part 2, Basic Woodturning

Get Woodworking Live Part 2, Basic Woodturning

Les Thorne creates a chucking point and shapes the outside of the bowl using pull and push cuts before cleaning up the finish.

Get Woodworking Live Part 3-Basic Woodturning

Get Woodworking Live Part 3-Basic Woodturning

Les Thorne works the finish with an arbitech saw before lightly burning the surface of the bowl and sanding off.

Get Woodworking Live Part 4-Basic Woodturning

Get Woodworking Live Part 4-Basic Woodturning

Les Thorne turns the inside of the bowl and then uses the arbitech saw and blowtorch to add the same finish as the outside of the bowl before spraying the finish with a lacquer.

Get Woodworking Live Part 5- Simple Woodturning

Get Woodworking Live Part 5- Simple Woodturning

Les Thorne sands down the rough edges before staining the bowl with some coloured spirits.

Get Woodworking Live Part 6- Simple Woodturning

Get Woodworking Live Part 6- Simple Woodturning

The final episode sees Les Thorne demonstrate several techniques on how to turn the centre of the bowl before fielding a few Q&As from the audience.

Making a flower lattice

Making a flower lattice

Ralph Harvey demonstrates how to make a flower lattice with the aid of a jig

Turning for beginners, Part 1

Turning for beginners, Part 1

Fancy trying your hand at woodturning, but don’t know where to start? Alan Holtham will show you the way in this brand new series. Here’s part 1…

Turning for beginners, Part 2

Turning for beginners, Part 2

In this 2nd installment of Turning for beginners, Alan Holtham looks at what tools you'll need to to get on the road to turning success! Subscribers Only

Turning for beginners, Part 3

Turning for beginners, Part 3

Alan continues his turning series by looking at how best to hold the work

Making a lattice guide - Part 1&2

Making a lattice guide - Part 1&2

Here's Ralph Harvey's tutorial on making a lattice guide
(as formated in the forum by Sparky!)

Top 5 Woodturning

Turning for beginners, Part 1

Fancy trying your hand at woodturning, but don’t know where to start? Alan Holtham will show you the way in this brand new series. Here’s part 1…

Turning for beginners, Part 2

In this 2nd installment of Turning for beginners, Alan Holtham looks at what tools you'll need to to get on the road to turning success!

Making a lattice guide - Part 1&2

Here's Ralph Harvey's tutorial on making a lattice guide
(as formated in the forum by Sparky!)

Turning for beginners, Part 3

Alan continues his turning series by looking at how best to hold the work

Making a flower lattice

Ralph Harvey demonstrates how to make a flower lattice with the aid of a jig

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