Workshop tips

Here are some workshop tips that may be of interest to woodturners:

Starting out in woodturning - the four things that you will need

Choosing a lathe - a checklist that may help you compare machines and pick the best buy
Setting up a turning workshop - what you will need for the perfect workspace
Tapping a thread - cutting a thread in metal is an almost essential workshop skill
Turning metal in the wood lathe - brass, aluminium and steel can be turned freehand
Turning wood on a metal lathe – not ideal, but this has some advantages
Copy turning - tips on making duplicates freehand
Hardening and tempering tool steel – a valuable skill if you want to make your own turning tools

Making a long tool rest – a double-stemmed rest and holder made of wood

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