360 WoodWorking 2014 Whirlwind Tour


At the Atlantic Shore Woodturners meeting in Lakewood, NJ demonstrating skew techniques.

Bob Lang mentioned in last week’s recap of 360 WoodWorking that Glen and I took off for parts east and north last Monday morning. I thought it might be good to fill you in on what we did and why – as much as I’m willing to, that is.

The planned trip began some time back with three invitations. The first invitation was from the Atlantic Shore Woodturners to come and give a presentation on turning for furniture makers. Next, I was asked if I wanted to come to Salem, Mass. for a preview of the Nathaniel Gould exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum. But this was no ordinary preview; it was a press preview party to view the exhibit. And the third invitation came from the legendary Frank Klausz when he called to make sure I was alright after my departure from the magazine – the conversation with Frank went something like this, “When you are in the area, you should stop by. We’ll do something in the shop and you can stay here.” Honestly, if these invitations were extended to you, would you turn them down? Yeah, neither could I.

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7 thoughts on “360 WoodWorking 2014 Whirlwind Tour

  1. Thanks for the lesson. Knowing basic techniques and proper tool usage is essential. I don’t have a lathe yet, but when I get one, I won’t be jamming.

    The link to the Peabody Essex Museum reveals some great stuff; looking forward to more on this.

    This site just keeps getting better with every post you guys make and you are just getting started!

    1. Yep, the Peabody Essex is a pretty special place. There’s lots more to come about it in our first release around the middle of December. Stay tuned – more great stuff in the works.

  2. Very nice Chuck. Now if someone (hint hint) could post a similar video on the gouge…

    1. Well, I’ll talk to someone and see if that’s possible.

      1. Thanks.

  3. It’s often difficult to follow subtle movements when the lathe is spinning full speed. The slow rotation sequences you did were very helpful to see what was going on. Thanks – and i’m really enjoying all of the material you guys have posted in such a short amount of time. It’s high quality content and you all have an excellent ability to clearly teach the topics.

    1. Bill,

      Glad you liked the video (and all the rest of the content we’re putting up) and I sincerely hope it helps. Cutting with a skew is a hard concept at 1200 rpms, but when you slow it down to 50 or 60 RPMs it becomes clear what’s happening and how.

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