Find out what makes Wood Turning so much fun!
This is a no nonsense guide to turning wood on a lathe with simple machines, easy skills to learn, and fast results. People are drawn to the wood turning lathe because it is the quickest way to go from raw wood to a finished object. Most projects can be finished in an afternoon, and many can be completed in less than an hour. Unlike most woodworking machines, the lathe grips and whirls the wood while the woodworker attacks it with a hand held chisel or gouge. This makes the chips and shavings fly into the air as the blank takes on its new shape.