Different Types of Wood Lathe Chucks

Different types and models of wood lathe chucks.

A visual assessment of the wood lathe would reveal one of its more essential components—the wood lathe chuck. The wood lathe chuck, of course, is a crucial tool when you are engaging in woodturning. It is a specialized clamp designed for turning wood, and it holds the project in place while it rotates. Moreover, it … Read more

Best Wood Lathe Chucks for Bowl Turning

Wood lathe jaw grip and chuck plate.

The lathe chuck is an indispensable component of wood lathes because it holds firmly one side of the wood piece without the need for screws to enable you to hallow or turn the other side. It may come in the forms of a simple jam-fit or friction-fit chuck or a modern multi-purpose scroll chuck. It … Read more

Best Full Size Wood Lathe Machines

Different types and model of top full-sized commercial wood lathe machines.

I think it would be good to look for a full-size wood lathes If you want to raise your woodturning activities a notch higher and maybe monetize your wood lathe projects. Of course, they are more often utilized at mill houses, potter shops, and trade schools. They are suitable for architectural turning and for actualizing … Read more

Best Wood Lathes for Turning Bowls

Choosing the suitable wood lathe machine for turning wooden bowls.

You might have seen an experienced woodturner transformed a raw block of wood into a magnificent bowl, and I am pretty sure that you were amazed by the skill of that woodturner. Well, the sight of him—woodturning—might have taken you aback likewise, thinking that woodturning is difficult. But woodturning, as a form of woodworking, is … Read more

Best Wood Lathes for Beginners

Beginner woodworker learn how to use basic wood lathe in workshop.

Do you spend time figuring out how those overwrought and elaborate wooden legs, columns, bangles, pots, goblets, plates, and other decorative wooden figurines were crafted? I guess you do, and you’re not alone in doing so, for even I and those countless wooden art lovers have also been perplexed and bemused by elaborately designed wooden … Read more

Wood Lathe Tool Sharpening Systems

Sharpen the woodworking lathe tool with the grinding jig.

Abraham Lincoln once said that if he were given six hours to chop down a big tree, he would definitely spend the first four hours sharpening the ax. Well, the beloved Ex-President of the United States had a point when he said that you should spend more time sharpening your tools, primarily if you are engaged … Read more