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xx   LATHE

Tool making. Advice from Jerry Glaser on the design, steels, handles, etc. which contribute to a successful wood-turning tool.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Mar 1990 (v.4#3) pg. 12

Tip on adding bird shot to the handles of lathe tools to help eliminate vibration.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Dec 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 19

Tool handles and toolrest to make for hollow turning.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Mar 1991 (v.6#1) pg. 8

How to master wood turning using a skew. Includes advice on sharpening and making various cuts (planing, V, shoulder, pommels, peeling, coves, rolling, rough-grain.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 4

The spindle gouge. The tool of choice for turning beads and coves on the lathe. Includes instructions for turning both coves and beads, and for sharpening the spindle gouge.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.5#1) pg. 34

Skew-chisel basics. How to choose, sharpen and use a skew-chisel in wood turning.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1989 (v.5#6) pg. 25

Turning a chess set. Shop-built formed cutters make quick work of turning duplicate pieces.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #16 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 18

Reduce the amount of whip and chatter when turning long, thin spindles by using a hand plane instead of a skew chisel.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #21 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 10

Tip on making lathe tools from thick old files.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #23 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 6

Shop-made lathe turning tools are made from Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, and cement nails. Also describes how to make a custom-ground parting tool.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #36 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 41

Tip on marking your turning tools so that you know the orientation of the cutting edge when turning the inside of a hollow vessel.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 30

Tip on turning an old, dull file into a scraper for lathe work.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 32
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 18

Shop-made parting tool is created from an old leaf spring.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 32

Deep hollowing lathe tools. A guide to systems for turning deep, thin-walled vessels.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #72 Apr 1999 pg. 58

Tools and basic cuts to use when turning wood spindles.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 16

Wood turning your own lathe chisel tool handles is good practice for spindle turning.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 14

Mastering the skew chisel.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 10

Mastering the spindle gouge.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1990 (v.13#10) pg. 7

The bowl gouge. Tips on selecting and using the long-and-strong "bowl gouge" to turn the outside of wooden bowls.
FINE WOODWORKING #5 Winter 1976 pg. 55

Spindle turning. How to sharpen and use both roughing-down gouges and coving gouges.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 60

Tip: Use a metal pipe cut in half lengthwise as a holder for sandpaper or steel wool which you are using to finish round items on your lathe. It will keep your hands out of the way.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 17

Turning hollow bowls requires total concentration and some of the special bent tools and techniques described in this article. Includes tips on turning rotten wood to produce bowls with decorative openings incurred in the block of rotten wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #16 May-Jun 1979 pg. 62

Tips from the wood turning conference held in Newton, PA in June 1979. Includes a faceplate and a ring clamp assembly for bowl turning, spindle held stock, compression-held stock, multiple turning tools, homemade lathe chisels, a step-tapered male chuck and other tips.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 72

Decorate wood turnings with fine black (scorched) rings by using this gadget (a piece of iron wire fitted with two handles).
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 16

The taming of the skew. How to grind, sharpen and use the skew chisel in wood turning.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 10

Turning tools that cut. Excerpts from a Swedish book on the "cutting method" of wood turning. Looks at suggested shapes for tool rest and tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 92

Bent bowl gouges. How to forge bent gouges, excellent for finishing bowl insides, from straight long-and-strong gouges.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 95

Tip: How to regrind a parting tool to make it cut cleaner and faster.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 10

This homemade lathe tool is handy for making scraping cuts on beads.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 12

Sizing tool for cutting 0.5" dowel stems on lathe-turned wooden knobs.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 8

Comments on caring for high-speed steel turning tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 18

Steel pipe makes a better handle for high-speed steel bowl gouges. How to fabricate them.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 14

Make special tools for applying "chatterwork" to decorative turnings from thin stainless-steel knives.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 14

Gouges for the lathe. Selecting and sharpening spindle, bowl, and roughing-out gouges.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 6

Wood turning lesson #12. A look at the basic wood turning tools and how to keep them sharpened.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 30

Wood turning lesson #13. Using tungsten carbide tipped lathe chisels. How to make a set of your own chisels from metal turning lathe bits set into a special handle.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 30

Turning tool for making loose rings on the stem of a goblet.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 9

Make a scraping tool for your lathe from an old file.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 202

Miniature lathe tools made from cut nails and pieces of dowel. Also describes a wooden jig to convert a hand-held power tool, like a hand grinder, into a small wood lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1978 (v.149#2) pg. 122

How to use your wood lathe like an expert. Basic lathe parts. Basic lathe chisels. How to sharpen turning tools
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1978 (v.150#1) pg. 96

Tip: Use a Surform tool to rough-round stock on a lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 98

Six lathe chisels you can make from worn files.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1982 (v.157#2) pg. 104

Turning tools. A wood turner's guide to gouges, chisels and scrapers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1988 (v.165#9) pg. 87

Sharpening, burnishing, and using lathe scrapers.
SHOPNOTES #38 Mar 1998 (v.7) pg. 10

Using the skew chisel turning tool.
SHOPNOTES #44 Mar 1999 (v.8) pg. 10

Spindle turning tools. Chart reviews the 3 basic styles (gouge, skew chisel, parting tool).
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 79

Turning tools. What to know before you buy.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 58

Tip suggests color coding turning tool handles.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 21

Turned wooden handle for a gouge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 88

A beginner's primer on turning tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #59 Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 62

Small tools for tiny turnings. How to make them yourself from Allen wrenches that have been equipped with wooden handles.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 10

Tip to avoid making nicks in a lathe tool rest involves the rounding over of the sharp square edges found on some lathe tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #82 Oct 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 32

Tip on using gouge and scraper tools at the correct angle to prevent catching and gouging of the wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #90 Sep 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 33

Tip describes how to turn Allen wrenches into small turning tools for hollowing-out.
WOOD MAGAZINE #107 Aug 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 27

German hoop turners' tools. How specialist tools are used to cut hoops from wet end grain. The profile of the hoop is normally the profile of an animal. The hoops are then sliced into pieces and the resulting blank is carved to complete the animal figure.
WOODTURNING #16 Oct 1993 pg. 51

Suggestions for the first three wood turning tools a beginner should acquire and master.
WOODTURNING #18 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 70

Using the skew chisel. Part 1. Chisel geometry, the cutting edge, and the planing cut.
WOODTURNING #23 Jun 1994 pg. 62
Added Info WOODTURNING #27 Nov 1994 pg. 4

Using the skew chisel. Part 2. V-cutting, bead rolling and deepening cuts.
WOODTURNING #24 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 62

Tips on making lathe tools from files.
WOODTURNING #25 Sep 1994 pg. 16

Make small, offset lathe tools from Grade 8 high carbon steel bolts.
WOODTURNING #25 Sep 1994 pg. 72

Tip on grinding your own HSS (high-speed steel) lathe gouges using a portable drill and a small circular grindstone.
WOODTURNING #25 Sep 1994 pg. 73

Tip on making miniature turning tools from flat drill bits equipped with a handle and ground to shape.
WOODTURNING #26 Oct 1994 pg. 72

Tips on making your own oval skew chisels and shaped scrapers from chrome vanadium spanners (wrenches).
WOODTURNING #27 Nov 1994 pg. 72

Tools for the thrifty. How to save money on good high-speed tools by making your own from square low-carbon "key stock", silver solder and a shop-made handle.
WOODTURNING #30 Mar 1995 pg. 66

Tip on selecting and using the ring tool.
WOODTURNING #36 Oct 1995 pg. 70

Getting started in wood turning. Part 6. How to hold tools correctly and where to position the cutting edge when turning a cylinder. Instructions for making a chisel handle (Part 1).
WOODTURNING #38 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 68

Tip on making and using a triangular point turning tool from round high-speed steel.
WOODTURNING #39 Feb 1996 pg. 18

Getting started in wood turning. Part 7. Instructions for making a chisel handle (Part 2). Discusses the optimum cutting angle, shaping the waist and parting off.
WOODTURNING #39 Feb 1996 pg. 67

A look at turning tools, the theory behind their design, their maintenance and at sharpening and bevel angles.
WOODTURNING #46 Oct 1996 pg. 66

Tool truths. Part 1. A guide to the wood turning tools for bowl and spindle turning.
WOODTURNING #47 Nov 1996 pg. 63

Tool truths. Part 3. All about the roughing gouge. Includes instructions on how to turn a wooden mallet.
WOODTURNING #49 Feb 1997 pg. 67

Tip shows a method for turning wooden balls which utilizes a sharpened steel tube as the lathe tool.
WOODTURNING #50 Mar 1997 pg. 4

Tool truths. Part 4. Using a beading and parting tool.
WOODTURNING #50 Mar 1997 pg. 63

Tool truths. Part 5. How to use spindle gouges.
WOODTURNING #51 Apr 1997 pg. 63

Tips on improving grip and control of turning tool handles.
WOODTURNING #51 Apr 1997 pg. 77

Using the round point tool (three point tool).
WOODTURNING #52 May 1997 pg. 38, 41

Tool truths. Part 6. Using the skew chisel.
WOODTURNING #52 May 1997 pg. 63

Tip on reshaping a skew scraper so that the pointed corner won't dig into the wood and one tool can do the job of two.
WOODTURNING #52 May 1997 pg. 76

Using the Skewchigouge turning tool.
WOODTURNING #53 Jun 1997 pg. 51

Tool truths. Part 7. Mastering the skew chisel.
WOODTURNING #53 Jun 1997 pg. 63

Tool truths. Part 8. Turning coves and beads with a skew chisel.
WOODTURNING #54 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 63

Tool truths. Part 9. How to cut deep narrow coves with a skew chisel.
WOODTURNING #55 Sep 1997 pg. 63

Shear scrapers. How to use these tools to give your wood turning a quality finish. Part 1.
WOODTURNING #55 Sep 1997 pg. 68

Shear scrapers. How to use these tools to give your wood turning a quality finish. Part 2.
WOODTURNING #56 Oct 1997 pg. 69

Ring tool made from a box wrench.
WOODTURNING #56 Oct 1997 pg. 76

Tip on making lathe tools by brazing high speed steel (HSS) hacksaw blades onto a suitable piece of carbon steel.
WOODTURNING #56 Oct 1997 pg. 77

Tool truths. Part 11. Using an axe as a turning tool. Selecting and using parting tools.
WOODTURNING #57 Nov 1997 pg. 59

A look at the uses of fingernail profiles on wood turning gouges.
WOODTURNING #58 Dec 1997 pg. 43

Using the captive ring tool to turn wooden rings. Tips on both the tool and the technique. Part 1.
WOODTURNING #59 Jan 1998 pg. 71

Making your own handles for lathe turning tools.
WOODTURNING #59 Jan 1998 pg. 75

Make a handle for small turning tools from a pad keyhole saw handle.
WOODTURNING #59 Jan 1998 pg. 76

Using the captive ring tool to turn wooden rings. Tips on both the tool and the technique. Part 2.
WOODTURNING #60 Feb 1998 pg. 69

Tip on keeping a fluted parting tool from damaging the tool rest.
WOODTURNING #61 Mar 1998 pg. 77

Make a hand guard which installs on the shaft of the Robert Sorby texturing and spiralling tool.
WOODTURNING #62 Apr 1998 pg. 76

How to use the spindle roughing gouge designed by Reg Sherwin. Part 1.
WOODTURNING #64 Jun 1998 pg. 73

How to use the spindle roughing gouge designed by Reg Sherwin. Part 2. Shearing cuts.
WOODTURNING #65 Jul 1998 pg. 79

Tip on making an improved shear scraper by regrinding a shallow gouge or spindle gouge.
WOODTURNING #71 Jan 1999 pg. 5

Semi-shear beading tool. How to fabricate and use a pre-shaped beading tool for shear scraping.
WOODTURNING #71 Jan 1999 pg. 64

Small bench hook is used to quickly set the required projection distance when using Robert Sorby's 445 Fingernail Profiling Jig.
WOODTURNING #71 Jan 1999 pg. 83

Tip on marking the ferrule on a lathe tool to assist both sharpening and use.
WOODTURNING #78 Aug 1999 pg. 69

Pattern for 3-ft. long turning tools with replaceable cutting tips. Designed for someone with little upper-body strength.
WOODTURNING #80 Oct 1999 pg. 80

Technique for securing tool blades when fitting a handle to a parting tool or similar chisel.
WOODTURNING #82 Dec 1999 pg. 90

Tip on making inexpensive lathe scrapers for repetitive turning jobs.
WOODWORK #6 Summer 1990 pg. 20

Tip on using a block plane for finish-turning of a cylinder or tapered surface in a lathe.
WOODWORK #20 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 16

Custom ground lathe parting tool is used for rolling beads, cutting grooves, and general smoothing.
WOODWORK #36 Dec 1995 pg. 68

Wood turning aids. No. 3. The Buckingham skew.
WOODWORKER #1018 Sep 1978 (v.82) pg. 394

Wood turning aids. Part 5. Test of high-speed steel (HSS) turning tools.
WOODWORKER #1036 Mar 1980 (v.84) pg. 153

A look at the special turning tools used for exotic hardwoods. These tools are known as "blunt nosed" tools.
WOODWORKER #1040 Jul 1980 (v.84) pg. 454

Turning wooden bowls on a lathe. Tips on selecting and using bowl gouges.
WOODWORKER #1050 May 1981 (v.85) pg. 303

Tips on making lathe cutting tools from old files.
WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 400, 401

How to make your own chisels for turning miniatures. Made from nails and disposable razor handles.
WOODWORKER #1081 Dec 1983 (v.87) pg. 772

Ring gouge. Tips on selection, use and sharpening of the ring gouge, a new concept in wood turning tools.
WOODWORKER #1095 Feb 1985 (v.89) pg. 125

Roughing tool and finishing tool designs for turning ebony, African blackwood and lignum vitae, plus tips on turning.
WOODWORKER #1097 Apr 1985 (v.89) pg. 249

Turning tools. A test of some major wood turning tools.
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 583

Unusual turning tools and techniques for producing a circular wooden box that opens up to reveal two stacked "trays". The trays feature unique handles (stalks) which emerge from the middle of each tray.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 382

Infinitely adjustable dowel sizer. Convert an adjustable spanner (wrench) into a tool for turning dowels of various sizes.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 582

Homemade tool for cutting 12 evenly spaced grooves in a small spindle.
WOODWORKER Nov 1987 (v.91#11) pg. 1003

Reshape a skew gouge to cut the most difficult grain and knots in spindle turning.
WOODWORKER Jun 1988 (v.92#6) pg. 529

Make a handy cutter and guide for marking out spiral twists for lathe turnings.
WOODWORKER Aug 1988 (v.92#8) pg. 717
Added Info WOODWORKER Nov 1988 (v.92#11) pg. 1001

Variation of a square-ended scraper makes turning the insides of straight-sided bowls both quick and clean.
WOODWORKER Jun 1989 (v.93#6) pg. 552

Gadget for holding lathe tools with one hand is ideally suited for a handicapped woodworker.
WOODWORKER Dec 1989 (v.93#12) pg. 1165

Tip on making a narrow parting tool from a broken hacksaw blade.
WOODWORKER Feb 1990 (v.94#2) pg. 162

Scraper for uniform radii uses replaceable steel washers as the cutting tip.
WOODWORKER Mar 1990 (v.94#3) pg. 277

Tip on converting a closed-end box wrench into a ring gouge.
WOODWORKER Apr 1990 (v.94#4) pg. 343

Shaping the edge. How to make the many special profile cutting tools required in ornamental turning.
WOODWORKER Aug 1990 (v.94#8) pg. 800

Handling without charge. Home-made skews and gouges for turning miniatures. Adding handles to blades.
WOODWORKER Sep 1990 (v.94#9) pg. 864

Tool for turning spheres is made from tubular silver steel.
WOODWORKER Sep 1991 (v.95#9) pg. 945

Making and using special tools for turning wheels and loose rings.
WOODWORKER Jun 1992 (v.96#6) pg. 36

Gripping lathe tools. A comparison of the various recommended methods.
WOODWORKER Dec 1993 (v.97#12) pg. 85

An in-depth appraisal of the various methods for hand-gripping lathe-turning tools.
WOODWORKER Jan 1994 (v.98#1) pg. 77

Using the tied-underhand grip which enables the left hand to exercise greater control of lathe turning tool movements.
WOODWORKER Jan 1995 (v.99#1) pg. 78

Tip describes how to temper screwdrivers and bench chisels to make them usable as turning tools.
WOODWORKER Jul 1995 (v.99#7) pg. 80

Making tool hooks for hollowing out the inside of small vessels.
WOODWORKING #22 May 1991 pg. 42

Start turning. Part 2. A simple spindle. Shaping the handle for a turning tool.

Start turning. Part 4. The selection and maintenance of lathe tools.

Shop-built turning tool with a circular cutting edge will not dig into the work piece and has double the cutting life. A good alternative to the gouge.
WOODWORKING TODAY #23 Jul 1991 pg. 49

A large, strong gouge for deep turning is made by fitting a piece of steel pipe with a handle. High-speed steel gouge blades are held securely by the pipe for turning.
WOODWORKING TODAY #26 Nov 1991 pg. 6

A look at some special wood-turning chisels that can be made from imported carpenter's chisels. Designed especially to deal with making duplicate turnings with complex profiles that repeat large concave and convex areas.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1975 (v.31#3) pg. 61

See-through rack for wood chisels and lathe chisels is made from wood and clear plastic.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 107

Rotating stand stores lathe chisels.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 129

Tool box for lathe chisels. Chisels fit in half round cutouts on angled surface. Drawer holds calipers, spare centers, etc.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1982 (v.38#2) pg. 70

Your first lathe tools. A look at the four basic chisels you need to start doing wood turning.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1987 (v.43#5) pg. 64