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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. Creating the Birdhouse Bottom (06:01)

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

  2. 2. Natural-Edge Bowl (00:20:00)

    This wood turned bowl has a smooth surface and a natural edge texture.

  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. Restoration Tips

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

  5. 5. Platter (00:20:01)

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

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Candlesticks (00:20:01)

    Dave shows how to turn two elegant staggered-height wood candlesticks.

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

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

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