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Interesting Links

The Internet provides a wealth of information about many different aspects of woodturning. These are links to some of the more useful sites of interest to woodturners.

Sales Outlets

There are several outlets that display and sell objects turned by Club members.

Harmony Ridge Gallery is located on West Washington Street in downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia and features a wide variety of unique, hand-crafted items in various media that have been created by local and national craftspeople. Bowls, serving trays, and related products created by WVWA members from native hardwoods are on display.

Tamarack: Several Club members have been selected by the Tamarack jury to display and sell their products at the Tamarack artisan center on I-77 in Beckley, West Virginia.

Tool and Supplies

Craft Supplies is located in Provo, Utah and offers a wide variety of turning tools, accessories, supplies, and books and videos.

Woodcraft has a local store in Roanoke and offers a variety of turning tools, accessories, supplies, and books and videos. Woodcraft also provides a wide range of high quality hand tools and power tools by Powermatic, Rikon, and other major suppliers.

Packard offers a wide range of woodturning tools, equipment, and supplies. Orders are usually received in only a couple of days since they are located in Tyron, NC.

The Sanding Glove specializes in abrasives and sanding tools for woodturners. The Norton abrasives are long lasting and the loop backing does not separate from the disc even after very aggressive sanding.

Arizona Silhouette makes over 50 different laser-cut inlay kits for turning pens as well as various stabilized wood pen blanks.

Berea Hardwoods supplies top-quality pen kits in a wide variety of sizes and styles.

Wood Sources

Bad Dog Burls offers a wide variety of turning blanks from species native to Australia and New Zealand.

Steve Wall lumber company is located an hour south of Roanoke in Mayodan, NC. They primarily deal in high quality domestic and tropical cabinet lumber although they always have ambrosia maple and canary wood turning blanks. They also provide those blanks to Woodcraft.

Turning Techniques

Lathe Safety Guidelines have been developed by the American Association of Woodworkers to remind us all of the precautions we should take every time we turn on a lathe.

Catches are something all turners experience, but this article by Lyle Jamieson provides pointers on how to set up your lathe to minimze catches.

Hollow Form Turning Tips help turners use the Jamieson deep hollowing system effectively.

Bowl coring tutorial: This tutorial discusses the procedure for laying out a set of nested bowls, selecting the knives to remove the cores, and the use of the coring system.

Woodturning Organizations

The American Association of Woodturners provides education, information, and organization to woodturners. Members receive the quarterly magazine that always includes articles on the newest trends in design and techniques.

Miscellaneous Information

Rob Wallace has identified links to approximately 400 web sites that span a wide range of information for woodturners.

by WVWA, a chapter of the American Association of WoodturnersReturn to the home page