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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 19 Woodturning Projects

  1. 1. Birdhouse (00:20:01)

    Dave creates a functional birdhouse from glued blanks of assorted woods.

  2. 2. Restoration Tips

    The experts from DIY Network's Restoration Realities offer tips and hands-on techniques that can help you with restoration projects.

  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. Designing a Wood Birdhouse (04:59)

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

  5. 5. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Platter (00:20:01)

    Dave demonstrates how to turn a practical platter out of poplar wood.

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Goblet With Captive Ring (00:20:00)

    Dave transforms a block of solid cherry into a goblet with a captive ring.

  10. 10. Turning a Metal Bowl (00:20:01)

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

  11. 11. Creating the Birdhouse Bottom (06:01)

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

  12. 12. How to Turn a Table Leg

    Use these step-by-step instructions to learn how to turn a table leg.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  13. 13. Completing the Birdhouse (04:15)

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  14. 14. Rolling Pin (00:20:00)

    Dave demos the method of turning a rolling pin from a block of glued woods.

  15. 15. Polychromatic Bowl (00:20:00)

    Turn a multicolored bowl from a blank that was glued from a blend of woods.

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