How-to Videos

How to turn a unique Mortar and Pestle

posted 28 Oct 2012, 07:38 by Daniel Garner   [ updated 28 Oct 2012, 07:55 ]

Ken Garner has produced another article demonstrating how to make this unique Mortar and Pestle! See it below.

It is possible to full screen view the article in the gadget below, or download it by clicking here.

How to centre the steady rest on your lathe

posted 9 Oct 2012, 10:56 by Daniel Garner   [ updated 9 Oct 2012, 10:56 ]

Since all lathes are different you may have to raise your steady rest to the correct height. This is easily done and the video shows you how.

This video also shows the GM5-400 steady rest in action.

The Story Of Turning a Wooden Jar

posted 5 Oct 2012, 05:33 by Daniel Garner   [ updated 5 Oct 2012, 06:53 ]

Ken Garner has written an article:

You can see the article below or download it by clicking here (right click, save as).

Turning a broom handle using two steady rests

posted 11 Aug 2012, 03:27 by Daniel Garner   [ updated 5 Oct 2012, 06:53 ]

Broom handles are actually made of beech hardwood, which turns very well indeed. Additionally, they are readily available and cheap!

You could chop the handle into small pieces and turn, or you could turn something very long and impressive. For the latter, you need two steady rests...

...see how easy it is in the video.

How to turn the underside of a wooden bowl

posted 9 Aug 2012, 13:11 by Daniel Garner   [ updated 5 Oct 2012, 06:54 ]

Normally one turns a mortice or a tenon on their stock, then uses a chuck to hold the stock on the lathe. Consequently, the mortice or tenon is left unfinished.

This video shows how you can flip around the bowl, and turn the base. The method is to use a 'Longsworth' chuck... 

How to turn a very long wooden pole or spindle

posted 9 Aug 2012, 12:24 by Daniel Garner   [ updated 5 Oct 2012, 06:54 ]

Sometimes your stock is too long for your lathe, i.e. the tailstock cannot hold it.

Or, the piece can be held by the tailstock, but it vibrates too much for you to turn it properly.

In both situations, a steady rest solves the problem.

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