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Large Burl Bowl by Wyatt Walkem from the Toronto Woodturners Guild.

New item now hosted by

The Woodturner's Workshop
Brian Clifford's woodturning resources

This site was built by Brian Clifford over many years and features many articles, plans and videos that are of interest to novice and advanced woodturners alike. Brian has decided to retire and was going to allow the site to lapse; however, the WGO has agreed to host it on his behalf to ensure this great resource continues to be available. Please have browse and enjoy it here

 Next General Meeting:
November 8th, 2018

Our guest turner is John Williams from the Kingston Woodturners.

He will talk about production turning and will demonstrate ornamental birdhouses
John is a retired teacher of Design and Technology. He does woodturning between other activities which include dancing, table tennis, pickleball, windsurfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, canoeing, gardening and biking and more recently, dog walking. He has built his own lathes, windsurfers, snowboards, skateboards, canoes and bikes to pursue these activities.

The wood lathe has always intrigued him and he delights in finding beauty in gnarly wood or enhancing plain wood with his own decorations.
He belongs to the Kingston Woodturners (past president), and has been turning wood for around 30 years.
Designing and making creative jigs and fixtures has grown out of his career as a Design and Technology teacher.
John lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada,
He may be contacted at:

Next Skills Night meeting:November 22nd, 2018

This will the second night of a 2 part series on turning a Peppermill
The instructions are here

Send ideas for this or any future skills night to:  Richard

Click on "Techniques" for all skills night projects

More Links

Videos on turning rough bowls and large bowls

For Sale: Delta Midi Lathe

July 24th

For Sale: Rockwell/Beaver Lathe

July 24th

For Sale: Lathe Accessories

July 20th

Bob Rollings Lathe Psalm

Jan. 18, 2018

Society of Canadian Woodworkers

Web site for the SCW Here
Web site includes a chat forum.


Wig Stands

Ongoing project. Plans  (here)  Make one or a dozen. . .