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How To Make Decorative Bottle Stoppers

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

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Top 31 Lathes Projects

  1. 1. All About Wood (20:00)

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

  2. 2. How to Make a Bottle Stopper

    If you know how to turn wood on a lathe, you can have hours of fun in your workshop. Use a lathe or a mini-lathe to transform raw mater...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. 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:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. Turning a Metal Bowl (00:20:01)

    Dave demos the unique art of metal spinning on a wood lathe for this bowl.

  5. 5. Threaded Box (00:20:00)

    Learn how to turn a small box with a threaded lid on a mini-lathe.

  6. 6. Transformers (20:00)

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

  7. 7. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Barna Mill (01:36)

    Here's a look at the process of milling logs at Barna Mill.

  10. 10. Completing the Birdhouse (04:15)

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  11. 11. Powermatic 3520-B Lathe (02:39)

    If you are serious about wood turning; check out this machine!

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

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

  13. 14. Council Tool Form-a-Nator (03:32)

    We tour the Council Tool factory, where these sledgehammers are made.

  14. 15. Creating the Birdhouse Bottom (06:01)

    Dave Hout shows how to create the bottom of this simple birdhouse.

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