Turning A Bottle Stopper

In the ever expanding quest to turn square things round I recently decided to try something new. I drink wine, and sometimes don't drink the whole bottle.Whatever are you to do? Why, turn a bottle stopper, of course! Materials needed: 1.5x1.5x3 inch block of wood. Can go bigger, but much will be trimmed down for … Continue reading Turning A Bottle Stopper

Turning A Cigar Pen

A Cigar Pen is also known as a "Big Ben" pen, for some reason. It gives you quite a bit of heft and feels very comfortable in the hand. It's called a cigar pen because it's shaped much like a cigar (talking about it just makes me want to smoke one, but I digress!). The … Continue reading Turning A Cigar Pen

Turning Christmas Ornaments

Below are the instructions I came up with for turning Christmas ornaments. These are the type with the globe and finial. Definitely not an item for beginners, but these are nice objects to turn and when you get it right they can be quite beautiful. You'll need the following items: Lathe Chisels Band saw (optional) … Continue reading Turning Christmas Ornaments

Turning a Slimline Pen

I got started with slimline pens, so thought it'd be the perfect subject of my first post. Slimline's are nice, very lightweight and smooth to the touch (when you finish them right!). Most of the process is pretty static. You'll find a million references online for how to prep and turn a pen and they're … Continue reading Turning a Slimline Pen