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Author Archives: Ed Pretty
Vacuum Chucking on the Lathe
Originally written for Craftsy by Ed, titled: “Working Under Pressure: Vacuum Chucking on the Lathe.” Chucks are commonly regarded in the woodworking world as the go-to method of holding work on a lathe when creating a bowl or platter. Typically … Continue reading
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Creating Beautiful Art From Junk Wood
Originally written for Craftsy by Ed, titled “How to Make Amazing Scrap Art: Turning a Multi Axis Vessel” Typically things turned on a lathe are round because they are shaped while they rotate around a single center. While I always … Continue reading
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How do I sign into a demonstration?
It’s safe to say that all woodturning Interactive Remote Demonstrations (IRD) are carried out using Zoom “Meeting” or “Webinar” formats (see www.zoom.us). When presenting my demonstrations, I do so via Zoom in their Meeting format. When I schedule a Zoom … Continue reading
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Butterfly Crack Repair – IRD
This type of repair is also referred to as a “Dutchman”, “Bow Tie”, “Dovetail” or “Pewa”. The method demonstrated involves using a router to make both the recess and the patch but also includes an alternate method of creating patches … Continue reading
Replication Made Simple – IRD
This demo focuses on turning between centres, showing traditional techniques that make replication much easier than most turners believe. I presented this demo at the AAW 2018 symposium in Portland, Oregon. My woodturning roots are in spindle turning, learned from … Continue reading
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Colouring Wood – IRD
I’ve applied colour in various forms to my work since the early 1990’s. I discuss surface preparation, use of wood-compatible dyes, ebonizing, bleaching, ebonizing, fuming, liming – using both traditional lime wax and acrylic paint – and faux painting techniques. … Continue reading
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Beyond ABC – IRD
The focus of this demo is on improving tool control in bowl turning, however is relevant to most between-center techniques. In anything, I believe that to know the “how” you must understand the “why”. It is an in-depth explanation of … Continue reading
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Making handles for your turning tools 2
Here is the second in a three part series showing how to make inexpensive, high quality turning handles. Again, there are a few random tips unrelated to turning handles because the video is part of a “tips” presentation to the … Continue reading
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Making handles for your turning tools 1
It’s been a while since I have posted here but it’s so hard to turn and type at the same time. 🙂 I recently had been asked to produce a video on “tips and tricks” for one of r the … Continue reading
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Hollow Turning With a Twist.
I thought I would share a project I have been working on recently that is different than many and uses a hollowing technique I haven’t used until now. The size of this project is a bit nuts but the concept … Continue reading
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