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Carving


  • Power Carving Textures
       January 8, 2017

    Here is some information I put together for a Power Carving Textures demo that I am […]

Chucks


  • Collet Chucks
       March 19, 2013

    I find collet chucks convenient for holding small work.   Collets typically […]

Classes

Demos

Dust Collection


  • Big Gulp Dust Hood
       February 2, 2014

    Someone asked about the Dust Collector in the photo behind my 3520B lathe. I like the […]


  • Lathe Shower Curtains
       March 26, 2015

    A “Lathe Curtains” tip in the December 2014 issue of the AAW Journal […]


  • My Studio July 2015
       August 2, 2015

    Here are some photos of my studio in July of 2015. Carl Ford Studio Woodturner The […]

Finshes

Galleries

Great Ideas


  • Handy Sandpaper
       January 7, 2015

    I like to keep my sandpaper handy and organized. Here is how I do it. Handy Sandpaper […]


  • Label Your Tools
       October 2, 2014

    No Color Code When someone saw the following photo they asked me. Do you have a […]

Improvement

Intro

Lathes

Mini Lathe

Projects

Sanding


  • Blue Flex Sanding Disks
       November 20, 2014

    Recently someone asked me for advice on sanding disks. That is easy! I like the “Blue […]


  • Handy Sandpaper
       January 7, 2015

    I like to keep my sandpaper handy and organized. Here is how I do it. Handy Sandpaper […]


  • Lathe Disk Sander
       March 16, 2014

    A variable speed lathe makes a great disk sander. You can adjust the speed of the […]


  • Stikit Sandpaper
       November 20, 2014

    I use Porter Cable Stikit Sandpaper for all of my hand sanding. Note: I use Blue Flex […]

Suppliers


  • Blue Flex Sanding Disks
      

    Recently someone asked me for advice on sanding disks. That is easy! I like the “Blue […]


  • C-Line Sheet Protectors
       January 26, 2014

    I found a C-Line Sheet Protector at a local craft store that I really like. It works […]


  • McMaster-Carr
       February 22, 2013

    People are always asking me where did you get that?   And, my answer is […]


  • Morse Taper Drills on Ebay
       March 5, 2014

    Ebay is a good place to purchase large Morse Taper drills cheap.   I like to use […]


  • Power Carving Textures
       January 8, 2017

    Here is some information I put together for a Power Carving Textures demo that I am […]


  • Stikit Sandpaper
       November 20, 2014

    I use Porter Cable Stikit Sandpaper for all of my hand sanding. Note: I use Blue Flex […]

Symposiums

Tools


  • Best Drive Center
       November 14, 2014

    Updated 10/3/2016: Change Stuby Lathe USA web address from […]


  • Big Gulp Dust Hood
       February 2, 2014

    Someone asked about the Dust Collector in the photo behind my 3520B lathe. I like the […]


  • C-Line Sheet Protectors
       January 26, 2014

    I found a C-Line Sheet Protector at a local craft store that I really like. It works […]


  • Cheap Big Drills
       January 22, 2013

    I recently purchased a set of “S&D Drills, 9/16″ to 1″ by […]


  • Collet Chucks
       March 19, 2013

    I find collet chucks convenient for holding small work.   Collets typically […]


  • Custom Centering Cones
       March 29, 2013

    I could not live without my Custom Centering Cones that I have turned out of […]


  • Handy Sandpaper
       January 7, 2015

    I like to keep my sandpaper handy and organized. Here is how I do it. Handy Sandpaper […]


  • Lathe Disk Sander
       March 16, 2014

    A variable speed lathe makes a great disk sander. You can adjust the speed of the […]


  • Lathe Shower Curtains
       March 26, 2015

    A “Lathe Curtains” tip in the December 2014 issue of the AAW Journal […]


  • Low Cost Industrial Bench Grinder
       January 27, 2013

    I love my new bench grinder!   I purchased it in Sept of 2012. I had to replace a 10 […]


  • Morse Taper Drills on Ebay
       March 5, 2014

    Ebay is a good place to purchase large Morse Taper drills cheap.   I like to use […]


  • My Studio July 2015
       August 2, 2015

    Here are some photos of my studio in July of 2015. Carl Ford Studio Woodturner The […]


  • Power Carving Textures
       January 8, 2017

    Here is some information I put together for a Power Carving Textures demo that I am […]


  • Ram Board Workbench Cover
       February 27, 2015

    I found this new Ram Board stuff at Home Depot a few months ago.  It makes a great […]


  • Red Box Heater & Blue Blower
       February 8, 2013

    Is it time to think about investing in a heater? Are you tired of standing in a cold […]


  • Self Centering Vise (Pen Drilling Vise)
       May 11, 2013

    I decided to turn some Pens and Bottle Stoppers. I need some cheaper items to draw […]


  • So you want to buy a lathe? A real lathe?
       July 31, 2015

    Updated: 7/8/2017. Change bars in Purple on left. Add new “Parts of a […]


  • Tool Sharpening Templates
       May 17, 2013

    Note: This blog entry is a pointer to something that has existed on my […]


  • Turning Tools Bag
       October 2, 2014

    I came across this “Pie Iron” storage bag the other day at Dick’s […]


  • Two Quick “Oneway” Improvements
       February 2, 2013

    Here are two quick improvements to “Oneway” tools Longer Chuck Wrench […]


  • Woodburners & Pyrography
       April 28, 2013

    Here is my response to an e-mail asking about woodburners. I currently own and use a […]

Turning Tools


  • Label Your Tools
       October 2, 2014

    No Color Code When someone saw the following photo they asked me. Do you have a […]


  • My Modern Woodturning Tool Set
       February 12, 2015

    I have created a new handout that covers MY suggestions for a Modern Tool Set.   It […]


  • My Studio July 2015
       August 2, 2015

    Here are some photos of my studio in July of 2015. Carl Ford Studio Woodturner The […]

Videos

Wood

Woodburners


  • Woodburners & Pyrography
       April 28, 2013

    Here is my response to an e-mail asking about woodburners. I currently own and use a […]