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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. Sizing the Birdhouse Top (04:47)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 6. 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
  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. Natural-Edge Bowl (00:20:00)

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

  9. 9. Restoration Tips

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

  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Birdhouse (00:20:01)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dave Hout carves a perch and completes the birdhouse project.

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