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Sharpening is casually known by some as being a dark art of turning, with many opinions on the best, or most suitable system for woodturning tools. In this episode of ‘The Tools I Use and Why I Use Them’, I go through why I use the Robert Sorby ProEdge. Included at the end of the […]
Episode 5 of the ‘Tools I Use and Why I Use Them’ series looks at the compressed air and vacuum chuck system we have here in the workshop. Our compressor is a ‘silent’ Hyundai 50l unit which is superb and provides enough puff for the teaching room, Les’ workshop, and mine, too. The vacuum chuck […]
For this episode of ‘The Tools I Use and Why I Use Them’, we take at look at the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) I use when turning. In particular, we look at impact protection for eyes (face shield and safety glasses) and face and lung protection, too (respirator and dust mask). You will notice that […]
For episode 3 of this series, we take a look at the bowl gouges that I use, namely 3/8″, 1/2″ and 1/4″ bowl gouges. I explain the angles I use and why I use them There are also some very simple demonstrations on each of the tools in use. Important: This series of videos is […]
In episode two of ‘The Tools I Use and Why I Use Them’, I give you the lowdown on my reasons for using my two lathes – a Vicmarc VL300 and an Axminster Trade 2030. For information on these lathes, follow these links: Vicmarc VL300: hopewoodturning.co.uk/lathes/vicmarc-lathes/vicmarc-vl300-short-asm-evs/168/vicmarc-vl300-woodturning-lathe Axminster 2030: www.axminstertools.com/axminster-professional-ap508wl-woodturning-lathe-230v-107657(Note that since I purchased the lathe, […]
Turning wet wood is a joy, and this oak crotch piece (which is a customer commission) was indeed a joy to turn. Read on to see the video . . .
In this first episode of ‘The Tools I Use and Why I Use Them’, we’ll be taking a look at the chuck systems that I use, and their jaws. Take a look here at the SuperNova chuck and the Axminster SK114 chuck. There is a separate video for the vacuum chuck system that I use. […]
The last time I presented a Hampshire Sheen Excellence in Finishing Course was during the Covid lockdown in mid 2020 after the in-person courses had to be cancelled. A newly revised and improved course is back for two free online presentations this October. These two Zoom events will be the most comprehensive Hampshire Sheen finishing […]
Good photography is an important part of sales and marketing. In this article and video, you will see the simple set-up I use for photographing of my woodturning. The same techniques can be used to photograph virtually anything, though. Top Tips from the video: 1: Control Over Lighting: Using adjustable lights with a dimmer switch […]