Magnetic Homemade Steady Rest
This reader designed an impressive steady rest system for his lathe using magnets. And it can be modified to fit any lathe.
PROJECT: Turning a Funnel
Tim Heil of the American Association of Woodturners saw an opportunity in his kitchen and turned it into a very unique woodturning project.
VIDEO: Create Textured Surfaces on Woodturning Projects
Ernie Conover explains and demonstrates the process for adding unique textures to turning projects.
VIDEO: Rikon Lathe 70-3040 Overview
Chris Marshall takes a closer look at the expanding bed feature of the RIKON 70-3040 VSR Full-Size Lathe.
Turning a Hawaiian Bowl
Turned in endgrain orientation, many Hawaiian bowls feature an “island” of sapwood strategically located on their sides. Pat Kramer explains the process.
Working with Banksia Pods
Banksia pods offer a lot of natural texture and surfaces to work with, but there is no worry about grain direction, as with wood. Learn more from AAW’s Cindy Drozda.
VIDEO: Advice for Moving a Full-Sized Lathe
Ernie Conover gives his advice on how to safely move a heavy full-size lathe into your shop in this woodworking video and related article.
PROJECT: Mobile Lathe Stand
Give your mini lathe a solid foundation with this simple, weighted rolling base. It’s built from thrifty home center lumber.
Mobile Lathe Stand Accessories List
Here is a list of the accessories we used for the Mobile Lathe Stand project in the May/June 2020 issue of Woodworker’s Journal.
May/June 2020 What’s in Store Roundup
Take a closer look at the tools featured in the May/June 2020 What’s in Store, including offerings from Rockler and Powermatic.