A simple sphere is one of the most challenging designs for almost any woodturner. "Close enough" does not cut it (pun intended) when making one of these elegant objects. Accuracy is of the utmost importance along with a light touch. Tim recruits one of Woodturning Workshops good friends and master woodturner Oren Zehner to help explain the process involved in making the world go round.
Checkmate! ...is what Tim always hears from his opponents! He may not be the best chess player around, but he wants to "turn" things around on this episode of Woodturning Workshop. Learn the step by step process on how to design and turn an heirloom quality chess set using Cocobolo and Canary Wood. Then watch Tim breaks in his new chess set against a new opponent on his skill level, or so he thinks...
Forrest Heritage Center
Woodturning Workshop travels to the Masters at Work woodturning competition at the Forrest Heritage Center in Broken Bow Oklahoma. You will meet some of the best turners in the region as they begin to create pieces for the show. Experience an incredible display of woodturnings as Tim takes you on a tour of the Center's permanent collection.
Winter is coming, the snow is falling and somewhere a wooden snowman sits alone on the mantle. Tim to the rescue! On this episode of Woodturning Workshop Tim turns his snowman a companion... a snowwoman.
Wood Grain Patterns
Get your chainsaw ready on this episode of Woodturning Workshop as Tim visits with master woodturner Wayne Furr. Wayne's use of wood grain patterns in his work will make you think twice before making that first cut. You will also get to see a great tool, a bowl coring system, in action.
Vacuum Pump/Natural Edge Bowl
In this episode Tim visits with his good friend and master woodturner Larry Elizondo to learn about a different way to hold your work on the lathe... with a vacuum chuck. Larry shows how using the vacuum can help you make a beautiful natural edge bowl. As an added bonus he gives us a tour of his new shop and explains the decisions behind its design.
Tim takes the lowly platter and elevates it to new heights. He creates a unique and beautiful two tiered platter from curly maple. This is a great project involving spindle and bowl turning skills along with several different mounting techniques.
Pepper Mill and Coffee Mug Kits
Why use a kit? Why not? Everyone has those days where the creative juices have dried up. Tim is having one of those days, so he visits a local woodturning store to get a few ideas and picks up a couple of kits to bring back to the shop.
What has four legs and sits around in the workshop all day? Two woodturners! Or in the case of this episode, a shop stool. So sit down and come along as Tim shows you the step by step process of creating your very own shop stool.
Since the holidays inevitably come around every year, why not be prepared? Tim shows you how to turn an ornamental bell to hang on your tree, display on your mantle, or to give to someone special, as Tim does at the end of the show.
Join Tim as he travels to Broken Bow Oklahoma to visit fellow woodturner and professional fisherman Charlie Stuart. You will learn his step by step process on how to turn, prepare, and paint your own fishing lure. Afterwards, Tim gets the chance to test out his fishing 'skills'.
The early bird catches the worm, unless it's made of wood. Tim introduces you to the rare Red Palm Turn...umm Tern (it's a bird!). This is a fun project you won't want to miss.
Mortar and Pestle
Oh no! Tim's back in the kitchen again. This episode is literally a grind as Tim shows you how to turn a mortar and pestle. Hopefully this age-old cooking tool will help you more in the kitchen than it does Tim.
Hollowing and Slumped Glass
Woodturning Workshop heads to Plano Texas to visit woodturner Steve Worcester, where he demonstrates his unique laser hollowing system. You will also see his techniques for adding slumped glass to his 'hemisphere' creations.
Get your kid's mowing skills started early with this week's project, a toy lawnmower! Tim shows you how to make a safe (yet entertaining) wood turned creation for that special little one in your life.
Green Wood Goblet
What do most turners think when they see tree branches lying around? Firewood! Well, not Tim. He shows you how to turn a green wood goblet from start to finish. He also shows you how to take advantage of the natural drying process of the wood.
Norfolk Island Pine Bowl
Nothing is more fun than turning green wood! Tim makes a mess and a masterpiece as he introduces you to Norfolk Island Pine. This giant chunk of wood has special characteristics allowing you to bypass normal wood drying procedures. It also looks really cool when turned!
If you think the only thing you can turn on your lathe is wood, you are in for a surprise on this episode of Woodturning Workshop. Tim shows you how you can 'spin' metal on your lathe, creating beautiful projects.
If you think that Tim is batty, wait until you meet Stuart! World renowned for his turning skills and humor Stuart Batty will show how he makes one of his classic pieces of art. You can't miss this episode because all your friends will be talking about it (we promise) .
Tools and Sharpening
There's never a dull moment in this episode as Tim shows you how to sharpen your tools using several of the sharpening systems on the market. For those purists, Master Turner Stuart Batty will show how to free hand sharpen your tools.
Head em' up and move em' out this week on the Woodturning Workshop. Tim is joined by the 'Original Hat Man' Johannes Michelsen. Johannes will show you how he makes his famous feather-light cowboy hats from a 100 pound piece of wood.
Southwest Sandblasted Vessel
Tim visits nationally renowned woodturner Bill Luce who shows off some of his phenomenal sandblasted work. Then it's back to the shop, where Tim shows you how to hollow a Southwestern vessel and then tries out his newly found sandblasting "skills".
Preparing Bowl Blanks
Almost every turner wants to make a bowl, but doesn't know where to start. In this episode Tim takes you through the step by step process ...from harvesting a chunk of wood, to coring it, and storing it.
Banksia Pod Box
With his sister's birthday just around the corner, Tim isn't sure what to get her. But he has a stroke of inspiration when he turns a lidded box out of one of his favorite things to turn...a Banksia Pod (or as he likes to call it... a pine cone on steroids!).
Segmented Vessel, Part 1
Tim introduces you to a turner who has created his own unique software to help him design segmented vessels. Then he joins master woodturner Bob Hawks at his shop, where he shows you how to measure, cut and glue up the wood for a segmented bowl (Part 1 of 2). Then a special treat as Tim shares with you some of his favorite turnings from the American Association of Woodturners annual symposium.
Segmented Vessel, Part 2
We pick back up in the shop of master turner Bob Hawks in this final episode on how to create a segmented bowl. You will learn how to assemble the segmented rings and finish turn the segmented vessel.
Shipping Tube Ornament
It's time for Woodturning Workshop's Annual Viewer Holiday Ornament project. This year's winning turning is made with walnut, veneer, inlay and a shipping tube. It may sound a bit strange, but you will have to trust Tim on this one!
Desktop Water Fountain
Tim gets wet behind the ears as he creates a three level desktop water fountain out of bowl blanks. You will learn what type of water pump to use and how to use epoxy for a beautiful waterproof finish.
Metal Spinning Redemption
Famous for his lack of skill when it comes to metal spinning Tim redeems himself by making a simple nut dish. Then master metal spinner Tom Farrell drops by the shop to spin a spectacular lidded candy dish.
Postage Stamp Dispenser
Speedy Delivery! Tim attempts to make paying bills an enjoyable experience for everyone, by showing how to turn Gothard Knutson's famous postage stamp dispenser. Never one to leave well enough alone Tim uses a threading system to mate the lid and body of the dispenser.