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Instructional DVD’s

Cost: $20 each, $25 if you buy both.  Though the photo is of VHS tapes, these are DVDs that will play in your DVD player or computer.
Shipping: $5, Order at philholtan@msn.com

“Turning Great Stuff” is an introduction and spindle turning video. Contents:

  • Safety
  • Tuning up your lathe
  • Tools for cutting and scraping
  • Sharpening
  • Fundamentals of turning
  • Learning to ride the bevel for control
  • The taming of the skew
  • Coves, beads and rings
  • Cutting beads with the gouge, beading and parting tool and skew chisel

“Turning Great Bowls” is the second video in the series. For best results, first watch “Turning Great Stuff.”

Contents:

  • Phil’s Ten Commandments of Turning
  • From the tree to the bowl-visualizing and cutting the blank
  • Roughing the bowl
  • Shear scraping for the ultimate cut
  • Hollowing the bowl
  • How thick should I cut?
  • Sanding and finishing the bowl
  • Special Bonus: Turning one of Phil’s Wing Bowls
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