Turners Resources


The CVWG dedicates this page for useful links, tips and others resources that novice to advanced turners may find useful.

Web Links

  • AAW Logo - Click for Homepage

    Click for AAW Woodturning  tips

  • Wood turning is the process of creating functional or artistic objects by using tools to shape a turning piece of wood. Wood turning can produce bedposts, stair rail spindles, balustrades, table legs, and finials. Wood-turning skills can also be used to produce bowls and even pens. Safe wood turning is important to ensure that you use the tools carefully and correctly. With practice and attention to detail, this hobby can produce rewarding results.
  • Although Alan’s Factory Outlet is a commercial site for garages, shed etc, it has a lot of information on the basics of wood turning.


Message Boards

  • Woodturners Resource. A fairly active wood turning message board and ALOT of other resources for turning enthusiasts, so be sure to check out the other options of this website. Free registration required to view image downloads on message board.
  • Sawmill Creek. One of the more active boards around. Message board has pages for many other wood working specialties. Like the Woodturners Resource besure to check out the rest of the web page for their many resources. Free registration required to view image downloads on message board.

Tutorials from Alan Carter

Alan Carter of Lisle, IL provided demos and workshops at the CVWG clubhouse in March of 2013 and graciously allowed us to share some of the tutorials he has developed.


Wood Database

Web site by Eric Meier with an everything you want to know description along with photos of a large variety of Woods. It also many contains many articles concerning wood.

How to make your own
Kiln for Drying Wood
by Larry Zubke





Information from CVWG members

The Band Saw -The Lathe’s best supporting Actor     by Mark Palma

Everything you wanted to know about setup, safety, cutting bowl blanks and how turners use the band saw

Sanding and Scraping
(The Unspoken Taboo of Woodturners)
by Mark F Palma

Shop Tour, Tips and other Musings
by Mark Palma

Video – 2 hour 16 Minutes









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