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with Andy Chapman
Online Class

Woodturning Basics: Seven Handy Kitchen Items

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h42m

Included in this Class

1. Rolling Pin

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

2. Honey Dipper

Turn your scrap wood into appreciated gifts as Andy shows you how to work delicate pieces. You'll master the use of a spindle gouge and cut grooves with a thin parting tool, and you'll love Andy's cool trick for making sure you have evenly spaced grooves on the dipper. Discover the movements you'll need to make with your spindle gouge as you round the head of the dipper and create the beaded detailing. Finally, see how to quickly apply a food-safe oil to your finished piece while it's still on the lathe.

3. Wine Stopper

3. Wine Stopper

Learn how to use a screw chuck to shape small pieces as you create a beautiful wine stopper. Shape and taper the topper, adding a bead and burning in two decorative lines with a piece of twine. Then, finish the stopper as you use a recycled cork, tapering and smoothing it on your lathe.