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How to Turn a Natural-Edge Bowl

Master wood turner Lowell Converse demonstrates how to turn a natural edge bowl on a lathe to make a stunning piece of art.

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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. Use a Brake Lathe to Smooth Brake Rotors

    Smoothing brake rotors can be a DIY job. Automotive repair instructor Claude Whitaker demonstrates the use of a brake lathe to smooth b...

  2. 2. How to use a Lathe

    For cutting, shaping and shearing wood, a lathe can't be beat. Lathes are used to create cylinders and round furniture legs and also to...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. Sizing the Birdhouse Top (04:47)

    The top of the birdhouse takes shape as it is hollowed out on the lathe.

  4. 4. Easy Wood Lathe Techniques (06:49)

    Improve your wood turning with these simple tips for using your lathe.

  5. 5. Grizzly Hobby Lathe (01:08)

    The Grizzly Hobby Lathe can turn a power drill into a mini lathe.

  6. 6. Designing a Wood Birdhouse (04:59)

    Combine the wonders of nature with woodturning by building a wonderful birdhouse

  7. 7. Transformers (20:00)

    Chris Grundy checks out tools that transform shapes according to the job.

  8. 8. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

    Host David Thiel and master wood turner Lowell Converse demonstrate the proper technique for sharpening knives used with the lathe.

  9. 9. Mini Lathe Up Close (00:02:38)

    See a 12" mini lathe in action in this extreme close-up view.

  10. 10. How to Make a Desktop Clock

    Lathe users find the tool useful in making bowls, furniture and parts for furniture. But the lathe can also be used to make intricate c...

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How To Make Decorative Bottle Stoppers

    Learn how to make beautiful bottle stoppers using this woodworker's lathe technique.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 12. All About Wood (20:00)

    In this episode, host Chris Grundy checks out lathes, saws and sanders.

  13. 13. Turned Wood Bowl - Part 1 (03:26)

    Dave Hout explains the lathe & basic tools for beginning wood turning.

  14. 14. Multi-Tool Basics

    A multi-tool may be the answer for your small shop problem. Here, DIY Network experts explain how a multi-tool works.

  15. 15. Lighted Facemask

    DIY shares how efficient a lighted facemask can be compared to other types of face protection.

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