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Editorial by Dennis Daudelin, Publisher
SWAT Woodturning Symposium
Turnabout--Women at the Lathe Exhibit
Lawsuits over lumber size descriptions
New Powermatic 3520C Coming Soon
SawStop to be acquired by TTS Tooltechnic Systems
Newly Announced Locations of Upcoming AAW Symposia
Top 20 Most-Viewed New Woodturning Videos for June 2017
Turned and Nested Drink Coasters by David Reed Smith
My wife asked for more coasters. We have a nice quartet of square glass ones I had gotten at the ACC (American Craft Council) Craft Fair years ago, but we had hidden one of them from ourselves. I thought the square ones were more interesting than plain round ones and knew I could easily make them square by using waste wood and temporary joints. I also decided to mimic the little plastic feet on the bottom of the corners of the glass coasters by turning a bead on the bottom, out near the corners, and did a prototype. The prototype turned out reasonably well except you couldn’t really tell there was an undercut bead on the corners when the coaster was right side up. While looking at the prototype, it dawned on me that if I adjusted the inner diameter of the feet and cut the inside of the foot vertically, then the coasters would nest when stacked into an eight-pointed star.
Designing and Turning Laminated Wood by Frank Penta
Creating laminated wood is simple, fun and extremely satisfying. Laying out patterns with different available woods is like being back in the third grade playing with colors. It is an opportunity to let your imagination run wild.
THE PENTURNER'S CORNER: Hexagonal Pen Barrels by Don Ward
Penn State Industries introduced the Vertex pens a couple of years ago. The metal nib and clip ends have hexagon sections. Ever since I first made one of the vertex click pens I though how nice it would look if the barrel had a hexagon shape as well. The vertex pens are available in a click version as well as rollerballs and fountain pen. The rollerballs and fountain pens have magnetic caps. The cap easily posts magnetically onto the nib and back of the pen without the use of threads. The vertex pens can be seen on the PSI website at https://www.pennstateind.com/store/vertex-pen-kits.html
Photographing your Art Work - Part 1 by John Lucas
Many people find themselves needing better quality images to display on the web or enter juried craft shows. I worked for Tennessee Tech University as a photographer for 26 years. The Appalachian Center for Crafts was part of our school so I got to shoot a lot of artwork--everything from jewelry and knives, to glass, ceramic, fiber and lots of furniture and turning. I did a lot of research on what it takes to get my artist-clients into the top shows and into magazines and books and was quite successful at this. I also taught my clients and others how to photograph their work using inexpensive equipment. I will try to explain some simple techniques in this article and then follow this with another article or two on more advanced techniques.
Art from Artifacts--the JFK Summer White House project by Robin McIntyre
May 30 marked what would have been the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. On Cape Cod, Massachusetts, JFK is revered not only as our 35th President, former Congressman, world/national/state leader, but also as a neighbor.
Encasing a Widow's Mite by Bob Heltman
Some months back--last year actually--I was given a bunch of OLD wall plaques. I made a few bowls, after gluing three or more plaques together, a pencil holder, and a couple of shallow dresser top trays for keys, etc.
Meet the Turner: Michael Alguire, Datil, New Mexico
Woodturner PRO announces Segment PRO
Four-inch Flat Disc Cutters from Saburrtooth Tools
Lathe Track Rack System with Super Nova Lamp by Woodturners Wonders
New, Smaller Threaded Brass Inserts by Rick Brantley
DVD: Coloring and Scratching the Surface by Trent Bosch
Wonder Weave Pro Net Sanding Discs from WoodTurners Wonders
Questions and Answers: Figurative Turnings
Product Reviews: Tapered Deep Hollowing System