Tips & Techniques

Founded 1989

A proud chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

Founded 1986

Upcoming dates:

July 21, 2018
Regular meeting with demo by John Lea.

Check out the announcements  - which includes: July Newsletter, wig stand/Beads of courage info and volunteer schedule.

Tips and Techniques

Please submit YOUR tips and articles to us for inclusion on this page.

Snap Lid box

Sharpening 1

Sharpening 2

Lathe Speed

Airshield Battery Pack

Acorn Ornaments

Basic Hook Tool

Begining Hollow Form

Threaded Inserts

Using Green Wood

Turn an Ornament (Video)

Doughnut Chuck

Gallery Finish

Waterlox Finish

Abrasive Grading


Boil Wood

A Simple Kiln

Finishing for Woodturners

Honey Dipper


Steady Rest

Rice Bowl and Chop Sticks

Turning Tool Storage

Basic Pen Turning

Homemade Friction Polish

New to Woodturning?

What is CBN?

Ten Principles of Clean Cutting

Darryl Stephison -- Woodturning Tips and Tricks

Brian Clifford -- Introduction To Woodturning
A 71-page eBook.

Rudy Lopez -- ABC-XYZ of Bowl Turning

Rudy Lopez -- Bowl Gouge Grinder Setup Jig

Rudy Lopez -- Wing Bowl

Rudy Lopez -- Thin Stem Goblet From A Limb

Rudy Lopez -- Square To Round

Rudy Lopez -- Negative Rake Scraper Jig and Info

Rudy Lopez -- End Grain Vase From A Log

Rudy Lopez -- Resources for Turning Tools

Rudy Lopez's Self Powered Rotary Sander

Make Your Own Woodturning Tool Rack

Links to More Tips and Techniques

Tips for Better Bandsawing -- from Fine Woodworking

10 Tips for Super Strong Glue Joints -- from Workbench Magazine

Meeting Handouts

Jason Clark
Grain Orientation

Jason Clark
Buiding a vacuum chuck on a budget

Jason Clark
Multi Axis turning

Jason Clark
Shop made jigs for turning

Dale Gillaspy
Surface Enhancement

Steve Christensen
Inside-Out turning

Ken Northern
Vacuum Stabilizing For Turning

joHannes Michelsen
Steps to a Turned Wood Hat

Ken Walston
How To Do A Basket-Weave Platter

Mike Lucckino
Spindle Turning Handouts

Ken Waller
Bracelet and PepperMill

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