Betty Scarpino

  • Sharpening a Bowl Gouge

    Improving your turning skills involves spending time on your lathe, but sharp tools are also part of the equation. Here are some sharpening basics.

  • The Best One

    I was privileged to have an excellent instructor and wonderful gentleman teach me beginning woodworking some thirty-plus years ago. Dabney Doty was meticulous and thrifty, accounting for every scrap of wood in the University shop where he’d taught for who-knows-how-many years.

  • Back to School

    You are never too old to go back to school—woodworking school, that is.