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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...

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

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

  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

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

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

  5. 5. 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...

  6. 6. Barna Mill (01:36)

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

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

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

  8. 8. Midi Lathe (01:13)

    Delta's midsize lathe can handle just about any woodworking project.

  9. 9. Sizing the Birdhouse Top (04:47)

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

  10. 10. Shop Multipurpose Tool

    DIY Network shows how the homeowners and workshop enthusiasts can use the shop multi-tool. See how this multipurpose tool's attachments...

  11. 12. Designing a Wood Birdhouse (04:59)

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

  12. 13. Lighted Facemask

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

  13. 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.

  14. 15. Mini Lathe Up Close (00:02:38)

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

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