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How To Turn a Wooden Scarf Ring and Pin Set

Originally written by Ed for Craftsy as “Turn a Wooden Scarf Ring and Pin Set For Christmas”> A gift made by hand is a gift from the heart. A turned scarf ring and pin set the ideal gift for a … Continue reading

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Spindle Turning Without a Copy Attachment

Originally written by Ed for Craftsy as “One and the Same: Spindle Turning Without a Copy Attachment” If Eli Wallach were a wood turner, his famous line would have been, “Copiers! We don’t need no stinkin’ copiers!” It seems that … Continue reading

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Mounting Work in a Chuck

Originally written by Ed for Craftsy as “Helpful Tips for mounting Work in a Chuck on a Lathe”. Chucks are one of the handiest ways of holding work on the lathe. There are a few types of chucks but the … Continue reading

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Pommel Cuts: How To

Originally written by Ed for Crafsty as “Pommel Cuts: The Shapes of Things to Come”. A pommel cut on a spindle is the transition between a straight-sided pommel (usually square) to the round or turned portion of the piece. The … Continue reading

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Bowl Turning Tips & Tricks

Originally written by Ed for Craftsy as “Bowl Turning Tips & Tricks” The title works for this one, so I kept it. Turning a bowl can be a challenge no matter what your level of expertise, but as long as you set … Continue reading

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Beyond ABC – Tips and Tricks

Originally written for Crafty’s website by Ed, titled “The ABCs of Woodturning: The Basics” ABC. What topic doesn’t have its “ABCs”? Following the A, B and C of woodturning basics will give you the ability to control any tool to … Continue reading

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Turning a Bowl with Feet

Originally written by Ed for Crafsty as “Turn Better Bowls: How to Make a Bowl with Legs” In my last post I pointed out a few design considerations for turned forms. One primary consideration was that bowls will appear much lighter … Continue reading

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Preparing Bowl Blanks

Originally written by Ed for Craftsy as “All About Turning Blanks: The Starting Point for Every Woodturning Project” Anything turned on a lathe started out as a “blank.” Turning blanks come in various forms, but either way you cut the … Continue reading

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A Small Woodturning Project

Originally written for Craftsy by Ed titled: A Small Woodturning Project you Can Whip Up This Weekend. When describing woodturning to someone “browsing around” for a new hobby, one of the first points I like to make is that it … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ed’s Woodturning

Welcome everyone. My Name is Ed Pretty. I have been a woodturner since the age of 9 when my father introduced me to the craft. I began to take the craft seriously at the age of 39 when a few of … Continue reading

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