Great Skill Building Project For Woodturners

Starter projects for woodturners!
When you’re getting started with woodturning, it’s natural to look for projects that are easy to complete while still teaching basic lathe skills. Workshop projects like chisel handles are a great place to start, but when you’re ready to make items suitable for use in your home, utensil handles are a great project for new woodturners.

Tools I used in the video-
Robust Lathe:
Ruth Niles Mandrel-
Utensil kits-
Spindle Gouge-
Parting Tool-
Roughing Gouge-

Pat Lap

Zac Higgins

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  1. It cool that they have all these kit to really customize your own kitchen.

  2. Liking that mandrel, will have to go take a look. Nice looking projects as well, been doing a lot of handles in the shop for laughs lately 🙂

  3. Nice video & thanks for the mention my friend! Glad you like that blank! 🙂 Here is what I made with mine:

  4. Thank you Carl. I always look forward to your videos and from which I’ve learned so much during the past five years or so. There’s an extra special touch to your uploads and I think it’s probably down to the special choice of background music. It’s always very appropriate to the subject matter.
    Best wishes,
    Alan ;-).

  5. Thank you Alan! I try to pick music that makes me “feel” something. Since I love music so much, I don’t mind sifting through and finding that song 🙂

  6. Thank you so much Robin for your reply. Your choice of music is always so appropriate. For example, recently Carl did a video with a Chinese theme and you added some oriental background music. Sheer genius on your part.
    Our lives would be so much poorer without music and Carl would be so much poorer without having such a lovely lady as yourself.
    Lots of love from Ireland,

  7. +Alan Simpson You’re a sweetheart!

  8. Максим Подобед

    Движения – как музыка! Благодарю!

  9. very nice Carl 🙂 see you on the next Hangout 😉 lol

  10. Totally agree with Alan, your videos are great, I can only aspire to making videos as professional as yours one day. All the best, Jim

  11. Hi Carl. What do you man by “expanding glue”?

  12. Very nice, thumbs up!

  13. Kostas Annikas Deftereos

    nice video carl !! to bud i can’t find here all those nice materials !!

  14. Carl, check out my functional kitchenware at Would love to hear what you think

  15. Nice work Carl.
    Those came out great.
    Her pizza cutter just broke.
    Now’s my chance !

  16. Great projects Carl . Nice job take care.

  17. Right?! You could have the best looking kitchen in town 🙂

  18. It really is a great tool to have.

  19. Thank you Pat! That pen is beautiful!

  20. Thank you very much Alan! I’ve learned a lot in the past five years too 🙂 Robin and I make a very good team.

    Take care,

  21. Большое спасибо!

  22. Thank you Jamie!! I’m looking forward to it 😉

  23. Thank you very much Jim, I really appreciate that!
    Take care,

  24. I used Gorilla glue, it expands as it dryes.

  25. Thank you very much!!

  26. Thank you Kostas!
    I love the ladies you made, they’re beautiful.
    Take care,

  27. Thank you very much Eric 🙂

  28. Thank you Glen! Have a good weekend mate.

  29. The ShavingWood Workshop

    Always an education 🙂 Great video Carl

  30. Kostas Annikas Deftereos

    thanks a lot Carl !! i am very lucky i have plenty of olive wood !!!

  31. great job Carl. iv actually been wanting to do a set of these since I seen linn at darbin orvar do her set.

  32. The Gerard finances have taken several large its this year including a brand new heating and cooling system and major repairs to our 2005 van. So, no I won’t be at SWAT … at least not in body, but I will be there in spirit.

  33. Great video as always Carl. Sending you a text regarding my trip your way.
    Take care my friend

  34. Great video Carl, lovely handles, and as always excellently produced video.

  35. Thank you Tommy!

  36. Thank you John! Please share some pictures when you make them.

  37. Thank you Mark! Talk to you soon.
    Take care my friend,

  38. The ShavingWood Workshop

    Anytime my friend

  39. Thank you very much Mike! Glad you enjoyed it.
    Take care,

  40. Beautiful work Carl! It’s great to see some how those kits work and how you mounted them on the lathe. I love that handmade bottle opener too, it would be great to see some footage of the shop if you visit the blacksmith that makes them

  41. Thank you Zac! I’ll definitely do some filming when I get up to see him.

  42. nice project video Carl it helps a lot for a newbie

  43. Thank you Doug!

  44. Or you could just go to the dollar store and use the utensils but remove the handles

  45. You could but it’s poor quality. Most of these unscrew for easy cleaning.

  46. Carl Jacobson but it’s wayyy cheaper

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