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"Woodturning tips, techniques and information"

The Tool Rest is my blog for woodturners. Tips, tricks and techniques for woodturners from the workshop of woodturner Derek Andrews. Ideas to improve your woodturning skills; links to other woodworking sites; news about woodturning; woodturning tools and supplies; inspiration for your next project.

Building a lathe bench - learn how I built the bench for my new Nova 3000 lathe.

Other Online Woodturning Resources:
Woodturning Reference and Information 
The online guide to woodturning -
The Wood Turning Center - a not-for-profit international arts institution, gallery and resource center, dedicated to the art and craft of lathe-turned objects.

Online Woodturning Discussions:
rec.crafts.woodturning - Usenet or Google groups.
Turning and Talking Forum

Woodturning Articles:
Surface texturing with the Arbortech rotary carver
Making a handle for a chattertool
Bowl Gouges - The Story of the Superflute
The Woodfinishing Techniques of Ron Kent
How to make a Hook Tool by Alan Lacer



The ToolRest
My blog for woodturners. Tips, links, news and inspiration.

Find out what is happening in the studio and learn more about the craft of woodturning.

Updates about products and offers;  woodturning tips.

Contents list and search engine.

Past Work
Some of my unique designs which have now found a good home.

Visit Seafoam Woodturning Studio
On the Sunrise Trail, Nova Scotia


Copyright Derek Andrews 2005. Seafoam Woodturning Studio, Nova Scotia, Canada.