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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 19 Woodturning Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. 4. 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.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 5. Platter (00:20:01)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

  9. 9. Candlesticks (00:20:01)

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

  10. 10. Lathe: Sharpening Knives

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

  11. 11. Restoration Tips

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

  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. Birdhouse (00:20:01)

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

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

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

  15. 15. Goblet With Captive Ring (00:20:00)

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

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