Vacuum chucking is becoming more common. From home built systems to more expensive commercial systems, they all have some common issues. One of those is getting a good seal between the chuck and the bowl.
The editor of the Segmented Woodturners newsletter recently tested out a new rubber chuck gasket specifically made for the OneWay™ [...]
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The Segmented Woodturners virtual chapter of the AAW has released the July Club Summary. Here are some of the goings on:
June was membership month and although over 700 people have paid to become members, only 260 have renewed so far. In [...]
Don Nelsen has been involved in both the power tool and the abrasives business for all of his 40 year career in the industry. While going to school in the 60’s Don worked variously as an auto bodyman, a welder, an auto painter and a tool operator among other things. Starting in Jan. of 1972 [...]
The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Arrowmont is currently known for its one and two week workshops, which attract students from all over the world. Along with traditional handicrafts such as weaving and basketry, the school’s curriculum has expanded to include courses on metalworking, ceramics, jewelry making, painting, photography, drawing, book [...]
I have posted here about this year’s symposiums, including the AAW 25th Anniversary symposium held last month, the Woodturners of Olympia symposium featuring Mike Mahoney and Stephen Hatcher this month, the Great Falls Woodturners symposium featuring Jimmy Clewes in September, and the Yellowstone Woodturners symposium featuring Stuart Batty in October. Here are a couple more [...]
The Northeast Florida Woodturners Association (Jaxturners) have posted video of their latest meeting demonstration on YouTube. This month Ed Malesky demonstrates how to turn several different types of candlesticks including a pedestal, weighted base, colonial and bottle stopper.
You can watch the latest videos on the Jaxturners YouTube Channel.
Sunday, July 17th 2:00pm
It is that time of year again. The sun is out. The weather is beautiful. (Well today anyway.) And, it is PICNIC AND WOOD AUCTION TIME.
This year we have a new venue (fancy word for place). The picnic will be held at the North Lake Improvement Club. It is [...]
There are four woodturning magazines I am aware of: Fred Holder’s More Woodturning, Woodturning Design, The AAW’s American Woodturner and Woodturning out of the U.K.
Woodturning has several tutorials for different types of turning, tools, materials and interviews with Woodturners. They have been running a series on basic use of various woodturning tools so [...]