Woodturning is the craft or art of turning articles on a lathe, usually of wood but may utilise corian, acrylic, bone, horn or imitation ivory. A lathe is a machine which spins the material at speed enabling tools to be used to shape it. The lathe may be powered by electricity, a treadle, sprung pole or bungee elastic. The finished article is usually round, but may be elliptical or off-centre (eccentric).
A Philadelphia-based not-for-profit arts institution, gallery and resource center dedicated to the art and craft of lathe-turned objects.
Instructions and projects for beginner and intermediate, including sharpening, sanding system, making tools, preparing green wood, turning crotch wood, turning a hollow form, and using the hook tool.
Historic, non-motorized, wood lathes and related machines from ancient Egypt to the 19th century.
A rookie woodturner shares his enthusiasm and early efforts to help other beginners learn woodturning.
Wood craft filming and marketing service, mainly woodturning.
Lathes and jigs for creative woodturning.
How-to articles and links to artists, club websites and internet sources
Of fine turned wood from over 20 UK turners. Includes photos of the instant gallery at AWGB Seminar, Loughborough 2003 and 2005
A resource for woodturners, including an introduction to techniques, bibliography, glossary of terms, projects, gadgets, faqs, gallery, and a discourse on trees.
A site dedicated to the learning, sharing and advancement of the wood turning craft, includes blogs and pages about techniques used in his workshop. Also e-books for sale.
Museum site; the subjects explored are among those related to wood, including material esthetics, process and image, storytelling, design, and tree life. Features examples of the work of 42 woodturners.
Turning forum. Also access to contest entry and results.
Free AAW-sponsored space to discuss woodturning, and share ideas, techniques and resources. Also galleries, online videos, tips and techniques.
Showing a variety of designs that can be turned on a wood lathe, the designs are done using TurboCad 3D program,
A source for information, projects, community and vendors.
A reference source of relevant and useful information, with large directories of links. Page on timbers from A - Z.
Articles on many aspects of the art of woodturning by Steven D. Russell. Also includes DVDs and ebooks for sale.
The Toolpost site with helpful pages for beginners, on thread chasing and other technical matters.
Video snapshot of the largest gathering of woodturners from around the world. Includes links to other woodturning videos.
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