Tutorials

Using The Bowl Gouge

Using the Bowl Gouge well and generating a slicing cut will give you one of the best finishes you can get when making a bowl. Here I will do my best to explain how to use the bowl gouge. Hopefully it will make sense.   Stand at your lathe with the shaft of the bowl […]

ProEdge Demonstration for Tool Sharpening

We have a Robert Sorby ProEdge set up in our small showroom and every now and then I have given a quick ProEdge demonstration to a visiting customer.  Tool Sharpening with the ProEdge is one of the easiest ways to sharpen your tools. It’s very important in the world of woodturning to have good, sharp […]

Making of the Pot of Gold

Well, as some of you must have seen I’ve entered the dark side of woodturning thanks to a demo by BJ Norman at our club (The Garden of England Woodturners). Now I cannot and will not claim fame for the finish that I’m about to explain to you, this is the work of BJ Norman […]

Premium Classic Fountain and Rollar Pen Kit Assembly Guide

This Premium Classic Fountain and Rollar Pen Kit Assembly Guide is written with the Rotur kits in mind but can be used as a general guide for most types of kits. Required Accessories: 7mm Long Mandrel. 3 Pc. Bushing Set. 10mm Drill Bit. 10mm Barrel Trimmer. 2 Part Epoxy Glue or InstaCure (cyanoacrylate glue).     […]

7mm Twist Pen Assembly Guide

This Cigar Pen and Pencil Assembly Guide is written with the Rotur kits in mind but can be used as a general guide for most types of kits. Required Tools 7mm Drill Bit. 9/16″ x 9/16″ x5″ Pen Blank. Pen Mandrel. Slimline Bushings. Glue (Thick CA or Epoxy). Sandpaper/Finish. Drill or Drill Press Barrel Trimmer/Disc […]

Cigar Pen and Pencil Assembly Guide

This Cigar Pen and Pencil Assembly Guide is written with the Rotur kits in mind but can be used as a general guide for most types of kits. Kit Features 24 Kt. gold plated with epoxy coating. Smooth twist operation. Pen and Pencil designed with similar components as a matching set. Heavy weight, elegant design. Pencil […]

Rollerball & Fountain Pens Assembly Guide

This Rollerball & Fountain Pens Assembly Guide is written with the Rotur kits in mind but can be used as a general guide for most types of kits.   Kit Features: Heavy plating with either 24kt gold or satin finishing. Elegant, contemporary design combined with old and new styling. Screw on cap with quarter turn […]

CA Finish

Pen turners use CA glue as a finish, which gives a strong and hard-wearing finish with a highly polished shine. They apply the CA while the pen is spinning, sanding between coats, and build up the layers until they have got to the required finish. This type of finish also works on larger pieces such […]

Pen Making Tips

Alan Currans returns with this tutorial on Pen Making.   The trouble with woodturning in general is that you need a lot of equipment and, sadly, pen turning is no exception. However, good news is at hand – with some of the items that you’ll need you have no option but to make them yourself, […]

Finishing Pens with Superglue

Alan Currans has written this tutorial on Finishing Pens with Superglue (CA). If you search the web for information on finishing pens with superglue (CA) you will find numerous articles and videos. To my mind the definitive explanation of this technique can be found on an Australian website (www.timberbits.com) run by a chap called David […]

Offset Open Segmented Vase Tutorial

When we launched we stated that we wanted to support woodturners and provide a platform for you to share ideas.  Forum member Brody Lambden has kicked things off by writing a useful Segmented Vase Tutorial that describes how he created an offset segmented vase.  Thanks Brody, you have been awarded 1500 reward points for your efforts. […]