Woodturning Monthly

Chris MarshallThe breadth of what can be turned on a lathe continues to surprise me, especially when it’s something I just haven’t considered before. I expect to find delicate finials, elaborate spindles and one-of-a-kind platters or bowls. We’ve all seen plenty of pepper mills, baseball bats and lidded boxes coming from fellow turners’ lathes. But a funnel? That’s a new one! And why not, after all? As Tim Heil points out in this issue’s “Turn a Beautiful and Functional Funnel” article, a funnel is just a spindle with a really big opening on one end and a hole in the other. While it’s a workaday, commonplace item in the kitchen or garage, if you’re a turner, you can create one that turns “ordinary” into extraordinary. Have you ever, in your life, had a conversation with someone about a funnel, of all things? Probably not. But take one of these on as your next project, and I’ll bet that conversation happens sooner than you think.

Chris Marshall, Woodworker’s Journal

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