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Wood Toy News - Newsletter of toymakingplans.com. Mostly pushing their own plans but has some interesting articles, jigs, etc. Worth a look come Country Hope and Christmas time.
Turning Tops - AAW FUNdamentals publication on tops
Tips for Demonstrating - some very useful tipswhich should be followed when doing public demos.
Celtic Knot Pen - creating and turning a Celtic knot pen blank
Making Unique Pens - a Power Point presentation by Kurt Hertzog. This is a great source of information and inspiration for pen makers
Checker and Curve Technique - Shows the construction of a hollow vessel with a checker and curve pattern
Cynthia Gibson Pyrography - Kobeshi Dolls, very talented lady.
Caring for your Lathe. An article on lathe maintenance.
Sharpening Turning Tools - Comprehensive AAW FUNdamentals publication on all facets of tool sharpening
Vacuum chucking - Comprehensive article and instructions for building a vacuum chucking system.
Bowl Gouges - a comprehensive article on bowl gouges by the 'inventor' of the superflute, Roy Child.
Shadow Sphere Jig - a link to David Reed Smith's website describing a jig to turn accurate spheres using a shadow while turning.
Blast It! - Handout from sand blasting demo by Tony Smith.
Glue Testing - By Fine Woodworking. A comprehenive test of various wood glues using various woods and joint qualities. Some surprising results
Livos Brochure - Inside of the Livos Brochure
Livos Products - Angela Peruzzi's presentation on Livos products
Food Safe Finishes - AAW Article
Arty-Crafty Woodturning - Jenny Startbuck's site (Link). Has some excellent info on decorating pieces, stains and dyes, piercing, inlay, etc.
Be aware of the issues around wood dust and your lungs.
Have a look for the timbers you have in your pile
More information and worth a read.
Toxic Timbers by Gary Bidgood
Know if the timber is toxic before you