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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.
Listing of Hundreds of Timbers and their Toxicity -
Have a look for the timbers you have in your pile
More information and worth a read.
A guide to appropriate angles and shapes to use when sharpening woodturning tools, plus a handy template
Toxic Timbers by Gary Bidgood
Know if the timber is toxic before you