Doing Wood Lathe Turning Projects

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Wood lathe turning projects can include any generally cylindrical or round shape, such as bowls, plates, wooden pens and baseball bats. Discover the many projects that can be completed using a lathe with information from a woodworking craftsman in this free video on wood crafts.

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Him I'm Dave Trull with the Trull Gallery, a custom furniture shop in St. Petersburg, Florida and I want to talk to you today about, "What is a wood lathe project?" And a lathe, this really used to make anything that is span round. It can be something as simple as what I have here on the lathe right now, a simple handle. Other things that you may be familiar with are bowls and plates and things of that nature. One of the things that a lot of people find interesting are wooden pens; something you'd; the nice thing about this is, this is a project that you can knock out in about fifteen minutes and it's a lot of fun to do and no two are rather the same. You just kind of do them free hand; a lot of fun. Another project is a simple lamp and you can get different designs and how you glue up the wood. This is made up of several pieces of wood glued together or you can use a solid piece. And really, anything that you can think of that is cylindrical can be made on lathe. One of the items that we've all seen and don't really think about where they're coming from are baseball bats. Again, turn on a lathe. So really it's anything that's cylindrical; it can be long, it can short, it can be round; basically anything that can be span, is what you make on a lathe. Okay, at this point you can pretty much go to any of your local woodworking shops or pickup some turning books at a good bookstore, find some projects that are appropriate for your level of skill and really just go out and have fun with it. Like I said, this can be projects done in fifteen minutes, in an evening; you know, it's basically as much time as you want to put into it, you can turn out some really impressive projects. I'm Dave Trull with the Trull Gallery, the fine art of furniture making.


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