Course Review: Woodturning Basics | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
A review of the Woodturning Basics Course by Craftsy with Andy Chapman. This video course is easy to watch and navigate. Learn more of my thoughts on this course, the 7 kitchen utensils made and why I recommend it.
5 Initial Steps from Hobby to Business | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
These five steps will help you move your hobby to a business, in a way that will allow you to continue enjoying your hobby and earn some money as well.
Book Review "The One Thing" by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Struggling with your business, family pressures and the like? Want to know the secret to making it all work? So did I. The One Thing, will give you the secret to finding that focus and creating a success in your life. There are lots of practical suggestions on how to implement and work with The One Thing question. Read more of my thoughts on this book and how I learned to make things easier thus bringing me closer to my goals.
Trade Show Checklist | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
There are so many things to bring when you are at an event, trying to sell your products, or just give out information. I've made a printable checklist to help you to remember all of the little details that make participating in a trade show so much easier.
Seed Starting pot form you can turn | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
This seed starting pot maker is used to turn pieces of newspaper into seed starting pots. These environmentally friendly paper pots can be planted right into the ground. No more dealing with little black plastic pots! They're easy to turn, make great gifts and are a good product to build your inventory. Learn how to turn them here.
Book Review "Leap" by Tess Vigeland | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
Have you ever thought about quitting your day job or striking out on your own? That’s what Tess Vigeland did in her book "Leap". Check out my thoughts in this review.
Mini-Lathe - Wooden Top | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
This project is turning a spinning top out of cherry wood. A quick task for my new mini lathe using a one way chuck. I wanted to see how the mini lathe handles a heavy multi-jawed chuck as well as head stock turning and a good amount of torque. Follow along to see how my mini lathe performs.
Turning Toys - Wooden Tops | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
Learn how to turn a spinning top. It's a quick project that can be made from some of the smaller pieces of wood lying around the shop or from local wood. They're easy to turn, make great gifts and are a good product to build your inventory.
Turned tools for the Wood Turner | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
A great way to practice your turning skill is in producing tools for your workshop. This week we will look at several tools suitable for a wood turner and others. Check out these videos to learn how to turn a mallet, a hammer, a baseball bat, a garden dibble, tool handles, and a scratch awl.
Unpacking the Excelsior Mini-Lathe - Review
See me open my new Excelsior Mini Lathe, the small adjustments I made and my overall review. I'm really excited with my new purchase, feel free to check it out with me.
How to Turn a Canning Lid Lifter | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
Hot water bath canning is a common way to preserve food. A canning lid lifter is a great tool to have in the kitchen to save your fingers from boiling hot water. They're easy to turn, make great gifts and are a good product to build your inventory. Learn how to make them here.
4 Steps for Easier and Faster Wood Turning Production Runs.
Moving from a hobby to a business requires a change in perspective. A production run of items allows you to be efficient in what you produce but you can also change what you are turning on a regular basis so you won’t get bored. Learn how you can increase your effectiveness and efficiency.
How to Maintain Your Wood Lathe | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
A wood lathe that is well maintained and tuned will be a joy to use and safer as well. I've included my daily, weekly and quarterly maintenance schedule. Check out all my tips here.
9 surprising things you can make out of local wood | Turning for Profit | Woodturning | Lathe |
Here's 9 ideas for the smaller pieces in your wood stash to produce useful items. The smaller branches and cutoffs give you extra practice while adding beautiful stock to your inventory for seasonal sales.
Walnut Cake Stand, Turned Wood Cake Platter, Cake Pedestal, Wedding Cake Stand, Cupcake Stand, Dessert Pedestal, Hostess and Gourmet
Hand turned from solid black walnut, a beautiful stand worthy of your best cake. The top has been slightly dished but with a nice level surface for your cake, cupcakes or dessert such as pastries or beautiful fruit tartes. Would make a coveted gift sure to become a treasured heirloom. Hand rubbed organic sunflower - beeswax finish 9.5 inches in diameter x 7 inches high