When I first started making these grinders, lighthouses were considered new technology in the maritime industry. If memory serves. Click on the thumbnail to see the plans, or hit the button below to get a pdf.
A close look at the new sharpening system from Vicmarc.
For more information: www.vicmarc.com
Here’s a little something I knocked together to combat the shavings that naturally accumulate in the course of a day. It’s proved so useful to me, I thought you might like to make one too. Click on the thumbnail for a preview. Read more
I demonstrate the ULTIMATE shavings sweeper, cheap and easy to make and ideal for cleaning up the woodturners workshop.
Pressure chambers are not the sort of things that anyone should make without knowing exactly what they are doing. Vacuum sucks everything in so any malfunction will result only in the collapse of the chamber and some wasted resin. A malfunction with a pressure chamber can result in a fatal explosion. Read more
Any woodturner should concern themselves with dust and do everything possible to prevent inhaling it. Respirators are one of the best way to achieve this and some come with the added protection of a facemask. The Trend Pro-shield has proven to be popular and I got the opportunity to put it through its paces. Apart from one concern regarding the weight of it I was impressed. Read more
It has been compared to Ebony and has been used for traditional purposes by the Solomon Islanders for many years. But is this exotic species suitable for wood turning? In this article, we test it on various projects – a bowl, a vase – to see what sort of tools, techniques and finishes produce the best results. How does it stack up against Aussie Redgum? Read on to find out more.