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Tip on cutting diagonal saw kerfs in a turning blank using a band saw and V-block.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.4#3) pg. 8

Separating matching half-round turnings without sawing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 10

Technicolor turnings. Wood turning blanks are made by gluing together hundreds of small dowels that have been colored using aniline dyes. Describes how to dye the dowels, glue up a turning blank and furnishes tips on turning the blank and applying finish to the finished piece.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 32

Tip on fabricating a half-turnings blank which eliminates the need for cutting in half with a saw.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #72 Apr 1999 pg. 28

Sliding band saw jig for sawing the corners off square stock in preparation for turning on a lathe.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 21

How to locate the balance point of an irregular burl and attach it to a faceplate for turning.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 16

Technique for ripping square turning blanks into octagonal turning blanks using a table saw.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #88 Aug 2001 pg. 22

Tip on how to locate and prepare spalted wood for turning on a lathe.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1981 (v.4#9) pg. 61

How to cut bowl blanks from a log.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 15

A new approach to turning large bowls out of green wood. Involves roughing out the piece and allowing the blank to dry before finishing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 12

Inlaid turning. Inlay materials (wood, silver, ivory, etc.) into a turning blank to add an interesting decorative touch.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1990 (v.13#8) pg. 6

Tip on chucking really hard woods by gluing softwood blocks to each end.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 20

Split turnings. Using green logs to turn a camel-shaped rocking toy. Made from walnut branches, birch plywood and dowels. Tips on working with green wood included.
FINE WOODWORKING #2 Spring 1976 pg. 20

A master wood turner discusses the use of exotic woods in making bowls and trays.
FINE WOODWORKING #4 Fall 1976 pg. 28

Finding and using spalted wood for turning. Spalted wood is wood that has begun to absorb water and is being attacked by fungus. It is "rotten" wood which has interesting patterns that lend beauty to wood turnings.
FINE WOODWORKING #7 Summer 1977 pg. 50

Laminated turnings. How to lathe turn bowls from laminated rings or wedges. How to turn bottles from tall laminated staves.
FINE WOODWORKING #10 Spring 1978 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 4

How to prepare laminated blocks of various contrasting woods as the first step in turning decorative bowls.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 48

Tip: How to laminate 6-sided blanks for turning wooden bowls. The individual sides are themselves made up of laminated wood to produce a multi-color, repeating pattern effect in the finished bowl.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 14

Five basic spindle laminations used to make glued-up turning blocks to produce various patterns.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 52

Geometric turnings by John Barklow. Tips on making wood-and-veneer sandwiches that are segmented and glued into octagonal turning blanks.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 54

Inlaid turnings. How to decorate wood turnings with plugs of other colored woods.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 56, 57

Tip: Eliminate checking on green bowl blanks by storing them in your freezer.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 12

Tip: How to machine octagonal stock on a jointer prior to turning it on a lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 8

Tip: How to true the end of a turning square using a band saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 10

Harvesting burls. Where to look for burls, how to remove them, and how to store and dry them. Includes tips for turning burls on a lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 67

Gauge for marking a turning square to make an octagon. Works with various size squares and even with tapered stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 12

Tip: Use compression rings to securely hold laminated blanks for split turnings. This will prevent accidental separation during lathe turning.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 10

Making twelve-sided turning blanks on your table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 8

Tip: Old bowling pins are a good source of hard-maple for wood turning.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 8

Segmented turning. Create unique, swirling patterns in turned bowls by cutting wooden wedges and assembling them into circular blanks. The circles are cut into rings and assembled to form the turning blank.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 72

Tips on securing and preserving green turning blanks.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 24

Multiple-segment turnings. Designing with structure and color. How to layout and assemble segmented bowl turning blanks that combine wood of various color, shape, thickness, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 46

Tip on preserving green wood turning blanks without checking or cracking.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 20

Jig for safely band sawing a short section of log into a rough circular blank.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 16

Method for ripping short logs on a band saw to make bowl blanks.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 18

Quick method of marking the amount of corner stock to be removed from a spindle blank you want to turn on a lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 22

Jig for quickly locating and marking the center on square turning stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 20

Technique to avoid premature separation of the turning blank when making split turnings on a lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 26

Decorative wooden bowls are fabricated from blocks where dark wood has been laminated to a core of light wood prior to turning on a lathe.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1980 (v.69#4) pg. 36

The ABC's of turning layered veneers. Glue up turning blocks from sample packs of veneer. Plans for a salt shaker and pepper mill shown.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #526 Mar 1972 (v.68) pg. 132

Tip: How to do the split turning process. How to fasten the two pieces of wood together so that they can be easily separated later.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 4

Wood turning lesson. Part 6. How to get more wood for your money. Instead of discarding the corners of bowl blocks, make candle holders. Do a rough cutout of the inside of the bowl with plug cutters and save the plugs for other uses. Use laminated blanks for bowls, instead of solid ones.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 31

Tip: How to make an oval shaped wooden bowl by laminating together oval shaped "rings" about 1/2" thick which have been preshaped with a jigsaw (both inside and out).
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 4

How to locate the center of a spindle blank and correctly seat the spur center.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 39

Surprising effects with this new and different way to glue up stock for wood turning. Laminations of light and dark wood are cut into blocks which are again laminated to form the turning blocks.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 36

How to glue up turning squares to get a continuous checkerboard pattern.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 76

10 secrets from a master woodcrafter. Includes 4 clamping ideas and a jig for your table saw to locate the centers of wood stock for lathe turnings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1983 (v.159#3) pg. 106

Bowl blanks and burls for wood turners. Tips on what is available and how it's sold.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 56

How to harvest your own bowl blanks from fallen trees and stumps.
WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 44

Basic stave-bowl construction. Create beautifully figured bowls with this centuries-old technique. How to fabricate the blank and turn the bowl on a lathe.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 30
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #28 Apr 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 10
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 12

Technique for making stack-laminated bowls.
WOOD MAGAZINE #28 Apr 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 26
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #31 Oct 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 12
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 15

Tips on using hide glue (without paper insert) when making two half-round turnings. The glue can be easily dissolved with water for separation.
WOOD MAGAZINE #91 Oct 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 30

Technique for mounting split stock to turn on a lathe.
WOOD MAGAZINE #109 Nov 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 37

Technique for making and mounting small turning squares.
WOOD MAGAZINE #112 Feb 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 32

Drill press jig for making holes in small turning blanks, like the bodies of wooden pens.
WOOD MAGAZINE #123 Apr 2000 (v.17#3) pg. 32

Guide to sizing up staves and segments. Understanding the mathematics involved when fabricating staved cylinders or segmented rings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #126 Sep 2000 (v.17#6) pg. 16

Jig for using a band saw to cut the corners off a turning square prior to mounting on a lathe.
WOOD MAGAZINE #149 Jun-Jul 2003 (v.20#3) pg. 19

How to convert a 4"x4" turning square into a hexagonal shape using your table saw.
WOODSMITH #16 Jul 1981 pg. 8
Added Info WOODSMITH #18 Nov 1981 pg. 3

Using stave construction to build wood turning blanks for cylinders. Wood cylinders are found in such projects as canisters. How to mount the blank on a lathe and turn both inside and outside.
WOODSMITH #25 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 8, 10
Added Info WOODSMITH #27 May-Jun 1983 pg. 3

Tip: Using a band saw to locate the center on spindle turning stock.
WOODSMITH #26 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 3

How to square-up a rough-cut turning square on a table saw.
WOODSMITH #43 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 19

Tip for marking a circle on the rough side of a piece of wood (such as a half log) before band sawing.
WOODTURNING #22 May 1994 pg. 73

Tip describes a way of using up scraps by gluing them to make larger diameter turning blanks.
WOODTURNING #41 Apr 1996 pg. 76

An explanation of how to use paper joints in wood turning (a way of attaching a sacrificial piece of waste wood to a work piece).
WOODTURNING #43 Jun 1996 pg. 65

How to laminate metal into wood-turning blanks prior to turning.
WOODTURNING #47 Nov 1996 pg. 51

Round the block. New series on blockwork (laminating strips together to form a turning blank). Part 1. Constructing a block press. Making two small striped dishes.
WOODTURNING #56 Oct 1997 pg. 44

Round the block. New series on blockwork (laminating strips together to form a turning blank). Part 2. How to add plug inserts (usually of contrasting wood) to a blockwork piece. Ideal when making cutting boards, decorative plaques, etc.
WOODTURNING #57 Nov 1997 pg. 22

Round the block. New series on blockwork (laminating wood to form a turning blank). Part 3. Construction of a larger blockwork press. Preparing and turning a dish blank with a chevron pattern.
WOODTURNING #59 Jan 1998 pg. 63

Round the block. New series on blockwork (laminating wood to form a turning blank). Part 4. How to turn a simple box and make decorative box lids from thin strips of timber.
WOODTURNING #60 Feb 1998 pg. 53

Round the block. New series on blockwork (laminating wood to form a turning blank). Part 5. (1) Vertical press for clamping segmented rings together to form a turning blank. (2) Turning a ring bowl and miniature vase with bolection ring.
WOODTURNING #62 Apr 1998 pg. 39

Round the block. New series on blockwork (laminating wood to form a turning blank). Part 6. Star plate for beginners.
WOODTURNING #63 May 1998 pg. 63

Round the block. New series on blockwork (laminating wood to form a turning blank). Part 7. How to make a bowl from 16 segments.
WOODTURNING #64 Jun 1998 pg. 47

Round the block. New series on blockwork (laminating wood to form a turning blank). Part 8. Three bud vases demonstrate blocking which has been turned between centers.
WOODTURNING #65 Jul 1998 pg. 41

Spotlight on spalting. Causes of wood spalting and advice on turning objects using spalted wood.
WOODTURNING #66 Aug 1998 pg. 12

Disk sander jig for making the uniformly-sized segments needed to assemble laminated polygon turning blanks.
WOODTURNING #76 Jun 1999 pg. 81

Jig for holding wedges of wood in alignment when gluing up segments for a hollow cylinder.
WOODWORK #23 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 16

Scrap wood projects. How to make laminated turning blanks to produce multicolor designs.
WOODWORK #23 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 72

Thickness gluing. Prepare laminated turning stock (up to 2.75" square) from two pieces of 5/4 or 6/4 lumber which have tight gluelines without any gaps. The secret is the use of relieved tongue and groove joints in the middle.
WOODWORK #30 Dec 1994 pg. 54

Tip: An inproved technique for locating the exact center of a turning square.
WOODWORKER #1065 Aug 1982 (v.86) pg. 531

Coopering on the lathe. How to turn wooden bowls, vases, etc. from blanks which are coopered (made up barrel-fashion from beveled pieces).
WOODWORKER #1091 Oct 1984 (v.88) pg. 668

Suggestions on alternative, less-expensive sources for wood blanks suitable for turning large bowls.
WOODWORKER #1117 Dec 1986 (v.90#12) pg. 1070

Joined turning blanks. Making up wood turning blanks from inexpensive wood, such as pine, and turning distinctive bowls from them.
WOODWORKER Apr 1988 (v.92#4) pg. 314

Table tells you the length of each segment required to produce a segmented turning blank of a given diameter. Table covers 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, and 24 segment blanks.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 781

Template for preparing square section timber to be gripped in a three-jawed self-centering chuck (as found on most metal lathes).
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 145

Tip on selecting glues for laminating wood-turning blanks.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 735

Tip on using a glue gun to join bowl-turning blanks to a scrap piece of wood.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 740

Jig for locating the balance point (center) of irregular turning blanks.
WOODWORKER Dec 1992 (v.96#12) pg. 55

Technique for holding split turnings together using screws rather than glue and paper.
WOODWORKER Jun 1993 (v.97#6) pg. 29

A turner's jig for square legs. Method for reducing the number of glue lines when it becomes necessary to increase the cross section of a spindle turning by gluing on additional wood.
WOODWORKER Jun 1993 (v.97#6) pg. 62

Tip: Make split turnings by cutting apart the squared wood stock before turning.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 14

Turn a "basket weave" pattern bowl or flowerpot. Blank is made by stacking and laminating octagonal frames and then turning on a faceplate.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 9

Making quartered turnings on a lathe. How to prepare the turning blank so that it can be separated later, turn the cylinder, split the blank, and remove the excess glue.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 20

Segmented rings. An introduction to the technique of joining ring segments to make turning blanks for large containers. Also known as stave construction when used for coopered barrels. Looks at the basic joinery involved in making a multi-sided object from straight sections of wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.12#5) pg. 17
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 6

Corrugated fasteners hold together two pieces of wood for lathe turning. Removing the fasteners forms split turnings.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1968 (v.24#5) pg. 33

How to create blanks for bowls from wood scraps glued to size. Bottom is cut as a 6, 8 or 10-sided blank and sides are glued on. Includes two graphs, one for calculating single side length in inches vs. the total diameter, and the other to compute wedge angle vs. number of sides. Bowls are finished by turning them on a lathe.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1974 (v.30#3) pg. 50
Correction WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1974 (v.30#6) pg. 4

Band saw V-block fixture speeds preparation of turning blocks.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 22

Rules for working safely on the lathe. Gluing up stock for turning.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1987 (v.43#6) pg. 54

Tip on marking the center of square stock for the lathe and making grooves for the headstock spur drive at the same time using a band saw.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1990 (v.46#1) pg. 11
Added Info WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1990 (v.46#2) pg. 5