Woodturning Resources


All About Tools & Lathes

7 Essential Turning Tools You Need

The basic woodturning tools, their uses, and the 7 tools you need.

How to Maintain Your Lathe

Keep your lathe in tip top shape with these 5 critical areas of maintenance.

Essential Turning Tips

5 Essential Wooturning Tips

Don't turn on the lathe without reading these woodturning tips from our shop to yours.

5 Sources for Free Wood

Score free wood from our top 5 sources.

Bowl Turning Techniques

Transform Logs to Bowls

A practical article demonstrating the steps to shaping logs into useable bowl blanks.

7 Ways Not to Turn a Bowl

There are lots of tips out there for bowl turning. Nick Cook takes a different approach.

The Basics of Bowl Design

Take your bowl turning to a new level with these design techniques.

Spindle Turning Techniques

7 Ways to Master Spindle Turning

7 indispensable spindle turning tips from professional woodworker Nick Cook.


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