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Some projects for the beginner
Impress your family and friends

"Practice, practice, practice, and have fun with these projects while you do it."

Welcome! Each of the projects here are relatively easy for the beginning turner to do but each one will also teach you a little more about turning. Have fun and practice, practice, practice.
If you have not turned a bowl or are looking for an easy face plate project, a tea light holder is a good one to try. wood turning project image
My daughter wanted a wall clock for her birthday and for the new apartment. wood turning project image
Keep the cook, in my case me, happy with a Kitchen Spatula. This is great practice in spindle turning. The blade is a bit tricky at first because you are turning air a lot of the time, but it sure is satisfying when you get it done. wood turning project image
Mushrooms are always fun to turn and have. wood turning project image
I had a request for a Lazy Susan and decided to take pictures for a web page. These make a quick Christmas gift for helping with the family dinner. wood turning project image
Another one for the cooks in the house and a good stocking stuffer. I had read an article about making whisks which had a good section on cutting and installing the wire for a whisk. Realizing I would rather be turning than wire cutting I decided to take a cheap whisk with a poor handle and make a handle for it. This makes a nice but simple beginner's project with what I feel is a neat way to center the handle on the projecting staff. whisk handle
One of the projects from Milton and Wohlers, this scratch awl is a useful tool around the woodworking shop and an easy turn. woodturning project: scratch awl
Another of the projects from Milton and Wohlers, this file handle is a useful and elegant addition to any file in the shop. woodturning project: scratch awl

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