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Woodturning Basics: Seven Handy Kitchen Items

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Master basic woodturning skills as you create practical, artisanal projects for the kitchen.

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  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
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  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Andy Chapman
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Learn methods for turning, chucking and chiseling on the lathe and more as you create seven essential kitchen items with pro instructor Andy Chapman. Learn how to make a rolling pin with smooth tapered ends using a roughing gouge and skew chisel. Transform scrap wood into a honey dipper with a spindle gouge and a thin parting tool. Turn an artisan wine stopper using a screw chuck. Create a citrus juicer with a decorative V-groove using your skew chisel and a spindle gouge. Make a mortar and pestle as you learn techniques for end-grain turning, hollowing and reverse chucking. Create a flour scoop with thin, uniform walls using a carbide tip, box side scraper and belt sander. Plus, make a nutcracker with a threaded post as you learn techniques for faceplate turning and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Rolling Pin
Meet your instructor, professional woodturner Andy Chapman, and preview the seven amazing projects you'll make in this class. Then, get started as you make your first kitchen tool, a smooth, tapered rolling pin. Start with a square blank and pick up Andy's tips for tool choice and proper handling. Learn the optimal angle to hold your tool as you rough out your rolling pin, then shape it to a specific width before tapering the ends.
2. Honey Dipper
3. Wine Stopper
4. Citrus Juicer
5. Mortar & Pestle
6. Flour Scoop
7. Nutcracker

Taught by

Andy Chapman
Andy Chapman
Woodworking has always been an integral part of Andy's life — from making wooden molds as a young apprentice patternmaker in England to renovating and furnishing homes both in England and the U.S. After successful careers in aerospace design and IT systems engineering, woodturning became Andy's profession in 2012, when he began creating traditional gardening tools from salvaged wood and selling them through Le Jardinet, a garden design business managed by his wife. His product range has grown to include bowls, vases and more — which are now available on

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