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Article on a Treadle Lathe
Make a Pole Lathe
Wood Utilization Options for Urban Trees Infested by Invasive Species
Free book - The Art of Fine Woodturning: Projects & amp; Inspiration for Every Turner
Complete Guide to Sharpening - PDF Free Download
Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening - PDF Free Download
Book - Profitable Woodworking - Turning Your Hobby Into A Profession
Turning Christmas ornaments
French polis finish applied to turning wood
Turning a scoop by R. Rafting
TAUNTON'S COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TURNING by R Raffin
Guide to Gouges
Free Book - The FRUGAL WOODTURNER
Woodwright's Guide: Working Wood with Wedge and Edge....includes plans for pole and treadle lathes in Appendices
Free book - THE ART OF FINE WOODTURNING: PROJECTS & INSPIRATION FOR EVERY TURNER
Sharpening using a Tormek system
Using bedan parting tools
Understanding Woodturning Catches - Raffan
USING A BEDAN - article translated from French
John Lucas on parting tools
The Bedan With Jean François Escoulen Tokyo Japan Part 1
The Bedan With Jean François Escoulen Tokyo Japan Part 2
Sharpening - How to burnish a scraper for turning
Watch "DMT Tools Honing a Bedan Woodturning Tool" on YouTube
Watch "Bedan Practice #2" on YouTube
Linseed Oil and Other Seed Oils-An Industrial Manual 1909
Bowl Gouge Grinds by George Lucas
Turning Tools & Techniques - WoodCentral's Articles & Reviews
Safety Guidebook for Woodturners - AAW
"Safety Matters: From the Eye of a Survivor," by Lynne Yamaguchi, American Woodturner, June 2014
Causes of Colour change in drying wood
AAW Sharpening PDF
Properties of Wood Related to Drying
Causes of color changes in wood during drying
"Solar Drying Kiln" #159 December 2006
SECRETS TO SUCCESS AT CRAFT SHOWS
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR PROJECTS
MAKER'S MARK
The Making of a Chess Piece: Morroccan Style
Hardwood Species Guide
Properties of Imported Tropical Woods
Encyclopedia of Wood
Food-Safe Finishes for Greenwood Pieces
Free book - Treen Or Small Woodware Throughout The Ages
10 Extreme Dangerous Idiots Tree Felling Fails With Chainsaw
My Biggest Woodturning to Date!
How to Turn a Sphere
The Blind Woodturner - A Short Film
How PEG Helps The Hobbyist Who Works With Wood - Oregon Wood Innovation Cente
DISCOLORATIONS ON WOOD PRODUCTS:
Wood handbook: Wood as an engineering material
Design and Operation of a Solar-Heated Dry Kiln

May 30th, 2021
....you have older woodworking machinery with no manual or parts list. There is a good chance that you can use the manufacturer's name to find what you seek. Here is the parent site where a search should start: here
EXAMPLE:
For example, I have an old wood lathe manufactured by the Atlas Press Co.. I had no idea how old it was or how to dismantle it for service.
Here are search results for the Atlas Press Co.
results
Using this website, I found that it was manufactured in 1951 or 1952, and I found the specifications, a parts list and an exploded view of the lathe, operating instructions, and photos of parts and accessories for it including the recommended electric motor size I also have a history of the Atlas Press Co..
Here is my lathe

05/17/21
An old book long out of print, with some good small woodturning projects......1922. "Art and education in wood-turning"
This book is free and in the public domain. It contains a lot of small projects of interest to beginners
Art and education in wood-turning

05/14/21
This newly released book summarizes information on wood as an engineering material. It presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer - and woodworker/woodturners. Includes discussion of designing with wood and wood-based products along with some pertinent uses. Wood handbook: Wood as an engineering material

05/17/21
An old book long out of print, with some good small woodturning projects......1922. "Art and education in wood-turning"
This book is free and in the public domain. It contains a lot of small projects of interest to beginners
Art and education in wood-turning

05/14/21
This newly released book summarizes information on wood as an engineering material. It presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer - and woodworker/woodturners. Includes discussion of designing with wood and wood-based products along with some pertinent uses. Wood handbook: Wood as an engineering material
His latest finds can be found here

09/2/21
Watch " The LIES and confusion of Tung Oil wood finish" on YouTube

Oct. 21, 2021
Watch " Free book....The Art Of Woodworking Wood Turning 1994

plans to build Roy Underhill’s Double Spring Pole Lathe

12/20/21
a free plan from the PBS TV show 'Woodsmith Shop'....Turning a platter
Wood Decay in Living and Dead Trees: A Pictorial Overview - USDAFS
the Woodwright's Shop builds a foot-powered lathe and jigsaw
Why Make or Turn Wood Bowls?

10/02/22
good book......"500 Wood Bowls"
Bowl from a Board
good project handouts.....Library - Kansas City Woodturners - KCWT
Wood Properties (Techsheets) - Tropical Hardwoods.....Forest Products Laboratory - USDA Forest Service
Wood Properties (Techsheets) - North American Hardwoods.....Forest Products Laboratory - USDA Forest Service

Jan. 31st, 2022
20 Ways Not to Turn a Bowl
incredible collection of articles & videos on a host of topics, compiled by the Peace River Woodturners

Mailing address:
5083 Crawfordsville Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
E-mail
PeaceRiverWoodturners@comcast.net

Demystifying Tree Forks: Vices and Virtues of Forks in Arboriculture

Feb. 3rd 2022
Explaining Polymerized Oil | Popular Woodworking
Wooden Bowls of the Algonquian Indians
Free book......Canadian Woods Their Properties And Uses, 2nd Ed, 1951

Feb. 15, 2022
Frihart, C.R.; Hunt, C.G. 2021. Chapter 10: Wood adhesives: bond formation and performance. In: Wood handbook—wood as an engineering material. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-282. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Hunt, C.G. 2021. Chapter 16: Finishing wood. In: Wood handbook—wood as an engineering material. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-282. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 36 pp.
Frihart, C.R.; Hunt, C.G. 2021. Chapter 10: Wood adhesives: bond formation and performance. In: Wood handbook—wood as an engineering material. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-282. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture,

Mar. 15th, 2022
A collection of useful hyper links - How To Do It - Magnolia Woodturners
Free woodturning video course by Mike Mahoney - Woodturning Basics
Art And Education In Wood Turning. 1921
SPALTED WOOD THE MOVIE by Mark Lindquist and Dr. Sara Robinson
Got Wood. Now What?
Woodturning for Beginners (Why I Almost Sold My Lathe) – DIY Projects, Patterns, Monograms, Designs, Templates
Links to woodturning clubs and guilds in Ontario, and the US
A Course In Wood Turning. 1919

April 1st, 2022
This is pretty unusual......Watch "Woodturning : Turned rings" on YouTube
An unusual project......Watch "Woodturning – Rooty Firewood to Beautiful Vase" on YouTube

April 14th, 2022
"Multi-Axis Square Turning" (aka 'Therming') Multiaxis Turning - by Barbara Dill

June 6th, 2022
Video from 1935 showing UK Chiltern Bodgers preparing wood & using a Pole Lathe to make Windsor Chair parts
Why Do Trees Die?
Drying American elm species without excessive warping
Charring finish for bowls - Eric Goodson Woodcarving Notes
Insects of eastern spruces, fir and hemlock. 1994
For folks interested in determining what insects they are finding....."Insects of eastern hardwood trees". 1997
"This handbook is designed to enable people who are interested in trees to identify the insects and mites causing damage to them. About 450 species of insects and mites that have caused noteworthy damage to hardwood trees in Canada east of the Rocky Mountains are included."
For turners curious about what beetles they find in bark.....Book - The Bark Beetles of Canada and Alaska - Part 2 (11.61 MB).

Aug 27th, 2022
Video from 1935 showing UK Chiltern Bodgers preparing wood & using a Pole Lathe to make Windsor Chair parts
Robin Wood making bowls, from hatchet prep of blanks to turning using a pole lathe
Turning Threads In Wood - It's Easier Than You Think
Watch "Exploring Woodturning Bowl Designs" on YouTube
Turn a set of identical legs with these tips and tricks.

Sept. 28th, 2022
Powderpost Beetles
Turn A Wood Bowl web-site

October 17th, 2022
For the closet spoon carver in WGO - Build A Spoon Mule

November 16th, 2022
A stand for trimming and ripping logs for turning. Log Cutting Stand | LumberJocks Woodworking Forum
Benchtop End Vise Pole Lathe for Small Projects

December 3rd, 2022
Free Booklet - Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of Toronto
Pioneer Wood Lathe Artists 1996

BASIC WOOD HARVESTING TECHNOLOGY
"Silvics of North America" - Volumes 1 (Conifers) & 2 (Hardwoods),
Forest words and where they came from....

March 29, 2023
A well illustrated, current, & free book.....2022. 'Bark beetles.'
Watch "Stop Using Mineral Oil for Cutting Boards and Utensils!" on YouTube

August 8th, 2023
Decorative Platter Demo - Frank DiDomizio.'
Watch "An excellant collection of articles & videos from the Florida 'Peace River Woodturners'" on YouTube
Tung Oil: Pick the Right Product For Your Wood Finishes - This Old House
Tung Oil Guide Download
Drying and oxidative degradation of linseed oil

Sept. 23rd, 2023
This club is in Florida ( not in N BC or N Alta!) ....some excellant pdfs and video links.... Peace River Woodturners - Resources
A one page explaination from the USDA Forest Service.... "The biology of burls
A very fast production turner worth noting.....
Thai woodturner using a car tire covered toolrest, a hooked scraper, and a rebar cutter
Production "Thai Woodturners"
Making traditional Thai woodturning tools (skew knives & hook hollowing tool)
Segmented woodturned bowl with scrollsawn & epoxy liner
This solves the threaded fittings quandry - 'Quick & Easy PVC Threaded Inserts [from inexpensive plumbing fittings] For Urns' By Bob Roehrig - [Florida] Peace River Woodturners
Good review of possible options ...... Watch "Make a Bowl Depth Gauge" on YouTube

Oct. 3rd, 2023
An excellant reference for owners of older lathes - Getting the Most Out of Your Lathe 1948 | VintageMachinery.org
Making an awl......'Awl in a Day's Work'
Photographing Your Projects

Oct. 16/23
This guild has an incredibly good collection of resources worth looking at.......Guides / How To
Teaching Woodturning Basics - AAW 2009
Free video course in woodturning with well know woodturner Mike Mahoney: 'Woodturning Basics' - FineWoodworking

Oct. 30/23
Frank DiDomizio's bud vase instructions Multi-axis Disc Shaped Vase – Woodturning Steps
Peace River Woodturners - UNIQUE TECHNIQUES
Link to e-book 'A Lesson Plan for Woodturning' by Kent Sorsky
"Hot Glue Stick test" on YouTube
An interesting collection of points & comments about many wood finishes - 'It is Finished.' - Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR PROJECTS - from Woodcraft magazine
Make a Universal Jam Chuck
"Segmented Woodturning: An Introduction" on YouTube
Turning a Yarn Bowl
A good description of various chuck jaws - 'It’s All in the Jaws' - R. Raffan
Article - 'Twenty Ways Not to Turn Bowl'

Creating a Tippy Top with Kade Bolger.
Jigs for setting a desired angle using woodturning sharpening grinder wheels - Carl's 4x7x2 Sharpening Jigs ⋆ Carl Ford Studio Woodturner
A really useful collection of interesting resources - Peace River Woodturners, Florida

Nov. 27th/23
Watch 1hr 50min "Richard Raffan on his career as a woodturner" on YouTube

Dec.6th/23
Exposure to black sooty mould when processing wood can cause health problems

Jan. 6th/24
Chainsaw Safety, PPE
The Ultimate Guide to Wood Species - Peace River Woodturners

Jan. 22th/24

The Rising Incidence of Accidental Trans-cardiac Electrocution From Do-It-Yourself Fractal Wood Art, and a Call to Action
Case of the month: Honey I glued the kids: tissue adhesives are not the same as ‘‘superglue’

Feb. 16th/24
Turning Alabaster on the Wood Lathe

New item Mar 10th/24
'Ontario Trees and Shrubs' - List of Species in Trees in Canada by Page Number
Information about bark and woodboring beetles, including ambrosia beetles.... free book - 'Forest Entomology and Pathology Volume 1: Entomology'
Developing a [wood] Drying Schedule for a “New-to-You” Species - Univ. California Agri. & Nat. Res.