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Below is a compendium of techniques and projects acquired over the years, many as handouts from club demos. 


Bowl Gouge and Scraper Sharpening:  Bill Juhl  

Sharpening Woodturning Tools - by Bill Juhl 2014 

Sharpening Basic Woodturning Tools - Jerry Hall  May 6, 2017 Sharpening Workshop

Followup notes from Jerry Hall Sharpening Workshop May 6, 2017

Sharpening Class Student Handout - Used in August 2018 Workshop (Jerry Hall author)


Finish Bottle and Brush Plan 4-2011.pdf




Toothpick holder video 

Toothpick holder dimensions




Simple Bowl W/Lid  & Embellishment -- Jerry Hall 

Awl Project - Same process can be used to turn a tool handle

Natural Edge Bowls - Carlos Angulo demo, what he learned at the JC Campbell school. 

Basket Illusion - Carl Jacobson Demo Nov. 15, 2017

Mystery Salt Shaker - Ed Larson Demo. March 28, 2018

Turning a Sphere (Octagon Method) - Steve Danner Demo, April 27, 2022 

Guest Demonstrators

Cindy Drozda - Finial Box March 24, 2021

Turning Instructions   Tool list

Calibash Bowls  Handout from the Emiliano Achaval demonstration of February 24, 2021

Handouts from David Ellsworth's demonstration of October 2019 (Sharpening jig setup, interior and exterior cuts diagramed, outline of David's workshops, hollowing tools, etc.).


Finishes for Woodturning:  Bill Juhl handout from 9/23/2015 workshop.

Russ's Corner:   Everything you want to know about finishing is here.  

Don Comer: finishing for woodturners.  Another good reference on finishing.

Club Demonstrations

Edson Holmes, spindle turning: Sent From Above, October 2023

Jim Cochrun's Pen Making Guide, Suppliers, and Tool/Items list

Arnie Lund August 2018 Demo - Disk Vase

Ed Larson - Shallow Lidded Box - Sept. 2018 Shaving Session

Bill Juhl -  Making Kitchen Utensils Bill's Slides:  Video of Bill Presentation   - May 27, 2020 Meeting Demo via Zoom

Ed Larson - Crush Grind Mills - Blank  preparation and Drilling holes - Sept. 2020        PDF 's of Slides used in Zoom

Beads of Courage Boxes - Bob Gerenser & Mike Lanahan


Alan Leland, spindle turning: tools and techniques. 

Allan Batty  woodturning notes.  Very informative 

Guide to a Turners Startup Woodturning Shop for under $1000

Turners Reference Guide which describes basic tool,  their use and sharping guidelines and lots of other turning tidbits.

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