Honeycombing and Fresh Checking in a Newly Turned Newel Post
A woodworker's report of a honeycombing and checking problem leads to a good discussion of wood drying defects and how they manifest themselves. March 3, 2009

Lathe and Shaper Setups for Fluting and Reeding Columns
Jigs and rigs for fluting and reeding columns or posts using a lathe, shaper, or router. April 24, 2006

Machining Curved Crown Moulding
Pros describe how they manufacture small runs of crown moulding to curve around outside corners. November 8, 2008

Fabricating Large Wooden Columns
Brainstorming session about how to make 9-foot-high non-loadbearing decorative columns. February 5, 2007

Face Glue-Up Techniques for Making Turning Blanks
Woodworkers discuss the face preparation and gluing issues involved in making large blanks for turning. January 9, 2008

Crown Molding for Radiused-Corner Cabinet Tops
An explanation of how to mill curved crown molding for application to radiused corners. June 23, 2006

Centered Drilling in Pole End Grain
Thoughts on how to drill centered, matching holes in the end of poles so the poles can be connected end to end. March 26, 2009

Glued-Up MDF on the Lathe
A woodworker experiments with laying up MDF blanks and turning them on a lathe. He reports mixed results, but says the idea has potential. May 6, 2006


Techniques for drying wooden bowls
Advice on how to dry large, turned vessels. 1998.

New turn on rosettes
Could cutting rosettes on a lathe reduce tearout problems? July 22, 2003

Drying Large Rounds - Preventing Splitting
Is it possible to dry these without problems? October 20, 2003

Dowel making
Machines and techniques used in dowel making. June 13, 2001

Eliminating Wood Problems -- An Industry Review: 10 Ways of Eliminating Wood Problems
Gene Wengert explains why eliminating wood problems begins and ends with monitoring and controlling the moisture content (MC) in wood -March 18, 2000

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