Episode 27 – Sources of Turning Knowledge

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Wood Turners Anonymous Podcast

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Episode 27 - Sources of Turning Knowledge

Mike Thorstenson:

Hey guys, you are my favorite wood turning podcast. How about a show where you talk about your favorite Turning books, and magazines US or UK.     Thanks

PS do i get a sticker for suggesting a topic?

Mentions - Patreon thanks  


What are we working on

Carl - Penguins

Jason - Moving!  New job! New shop!

Braxton - Tops, a teardrop lidded box, and a chinese hat box gone wrong. Lots of stuff for the Mob Museum

Listener Questions


Andrew Carr -

I hear you guys talk about starting out with a Harbor Freight Lathe. I also hear you talk about having a chuck for them. I also have the Harbor Freight Lathe and am looking to get a chuck for it. How do I know if the thread will be fit the lathe? Thanks for the informational podcast. Keep them coming!

Lupe Nielsen 

Okay guys... Because ya'll go to all the woodturning shows and seem to be more informed, my two questions are:

1) What burner do you recommend for pyrography - as an enhancer to your turnings.

2) Any information on PAPR systems? 3M has a bunch of them. Which one would you recommend for woodturning?I look forward to your next podcast.



Philip Everall -

Hi guys, love the podcast!

I'm fairly new to turning - I found a rusty old metal lathe in my father-in-law's workshop, and I've just been having fun making pens, coffee scoops, and more recently, conducting batons (I'm a musician by trade) - and I'm starting to see improvement!

I have a 14 month old son, and I'd really love to turn some wooden toys for him, but I really don't know where to start. Do you guys have any ideas on simple (but fun) toys that are relatively easy to make?

Thanks in advance, and thanks for the great content!




Woodturning Magazine - https://www.woodworkersinstitute.com/wood-turning/

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Turned Boxes 50 designs - https://amzn.to/2TmRIDe

A Lesson Plan for Woodturning: Step-by-Step Instructions for Mastering Woodturning Fundamentals - https://amzn.to/2QOjJSu

The Art of Segmented Wood Turning: A Step-By-Step Guide - https://amzn.to/2DKXHx7

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Where everyone can find us




Websites and People


3m papr - https://amzn.to/2DuUy3t

3m papr - https://amzn.to/2DxqZP4

3m respirator - https://amzn.to/2Dt5nmS

Nova G3 chuck - https://amzn.to/2Kdw7ch

PSI Chuck - https://amzn.to/2zegGft

Wood burner Razertip SK - https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/142/4020/Razertip-SK-Pyrographic-Burner?term=woodburner&term=woodburner

Burnmaster - https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/142/6700/Burnmaster-Hawk-Pyrographic-Burner?term=woodburner&term=woodburner

Burnmaster pen - https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/143/6716/Burnmaster-Pen-Body?term=woodburner&term=woodburner

Tim Yoder - http://wtwtim.com/

AAW - https://www.woodturner.org/

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