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Diamonds are a Turner's Best Friend: My Favorite Slipstone

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The circumference of a 12 bowl (2r) is about 38. Multiply that to a lathe's speed and you'll realize that wood turners are making almost a mile of shavings a minute. I think it's fair to say that turners sharpen more than any other woodworkers. Like other areas of the craft, religious sects have developed around sharpening in the turning world. Yet few fanatics outside of skew maniacs ever discuss […]The post Diamonds are a Turner's Best Friend: My Favorite Slipstone appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Sketch Your Way to Better Designs

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One of my best woodworking tools is one I don't write about much: my sketchbook. It's an inexpensive spiral-bound thing I get at the grocery store, right by the romance novels. It's always in my bag when I travel, and it's on my lap when I'm encouraged to watch Project Runway with my lovely wife. I keep a mechanical pencil clipped to its metal spirals and use it to solve […]The post Sketch Your Way to Better Designs appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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How I got Rid of Leaf and Pine Needle Stains on a Deck

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You may recall that I have a brother who comes up with some very unusual finish problems. This one's a beauty. As with many people, my brother has a deck attached to his house. The house is located in the Northwest, and last winter the snow remained on the ground for three months. When it had melted off, the deck, which had been finished with a deck stain, was decorated […]The post How I got Rid of Leaf and Pine Needle Stains on a Deck appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Diamonds are a Turner's Best Friend: My Favorite Slipstone

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The circumference of a 12 bowl (2r) is about 38. Multiply that to a lathe's speed and you'll realize that wood turners are making almost a mile of shavings a minute. I think it's fair to say that turners sharpen more than any other woodworkers. Like other areas of the craft, religious sects have developed around sharpening in the turning world. Yet few fanatics outside of skew maniacs ever discuss […]The post Diamonds are a Turner's Best Friend: My Favorite Slipstone appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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