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What is Bowl Turning?

Bowl turning is the process of using special tools to mould and cut shapes onto the wood. The process involves using a wood lathe that performs ideal operations such as turning, cutting, drilling, and sanding. The craft of bowl turning is referred to as turnery, whereas the worker operating the bowl gouge is known as a turner. This …

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3 Best Midi Wood Lathe

I love using Midi lathes since there offer adequate motor power in the right size and a comfortable price range. According to my research and finding, 40% of full size and mini lathes uses Midi lathes as their main wood lathe. The market is full of Midi lathes. The only thing you need to do is to select …

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3 Best Wood Lathe Chuck

Merely put, a wood lathe chuck is a handy tool that clasps a workpiece as you work on it. Nonetheless, chucks are available in different sizes and shapes, making the holding task daunting as you have to deal with various designs, such as bowls and eggcups. Understanding the best wood lathe chuck based on your workpiece and …

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4 Wood Lathe Project Ideas

Wood lathes are woodworking tools used to shape wood into desirable shapes and angles. Such tools help the user shave, groove, and cut pieces into the chosen shape and design. I you are a creative mom like me, who values customised gifts or interior décor, then a wood lathe can easily become your favourite tool yet. You could …

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How To Use A Metal Lathe

Are you worried about how you will set up and use a metal lathe? Then this guide is for you. Using a metal lathe if you are a beginner can be overwhelming. The procedure entails familiarizing with the lathe features as well as clearing yourself from any potential hazard. When I bought my first metal lathe for my home …

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How To Sharpen Lathe Tools

Sharpening your lathe tools is perhaps one of the most challenging tasks when getting into the woodturning business. Anyone who has used a lathe for a week or more understands the importance of regular sharpening of the chisels and other lathe tools. Personally, I am new to woodturning (see what the 3 best lathes are for turning …

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What Is An Engine Lathe?

 Also termed a reproductive machine, an engine lathe is a horizontally-shaped machine often used to cut wood or metal. It’s mainly used to remove unwanted materials leaving behind a perfectly curved workpiece. In this post, you’ll learn what an engine lathe is and how it works. Read on to understand the essential parts of an engine lathe and …

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What Is A Lathe?

A lathe is a vital machining tool used in the manufacturing industry to shape wood and metal.  Among other functions of the lathe include turning and facing operations, knurling and support cutting. Many people use lathes to turn bowls and if that interests you see the best bowl turning lathes here. The lathe machine works by rotating …

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