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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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Top 19 Woodturning Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Completing the Birdhouse (04:15)

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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. Sizing the Birdhouse Top (04:47)

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

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

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

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Birdhouse (00:20:01)

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

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