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Woodturning Workshop

Season 1 2006
TV-G

  • 2006-01-14T05:00:00Z on PBS
  • 30 mins
  • 13 hours, 0 mins
  • Home And Garden

Learn to turn a block of wood into beautiful pieces with host Tim Yoder in Woodturning Workshop. Using a lathe to “turn” the wood as he carves, Tim creates decorative pieces like a green bowl, wooden goblet and paper-weight, as well as functional household items like a wooden scoop, rolling pin and chair spindles.

26 episodes

1x01 Lidded Box

  • Series Premiere

    2006-01-14T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Tim takes you through the process of creating a beautiful lidded box from Mahogany. This episode features a special technique which allows you to see inside the box as it is hollowed.

1x02 Bubinga Platter

  • 2006-01-21T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Wooden plates are a must for every wood turner to have in their collection. Bubinga is Tim's wood of choice in this week's episode.

1x03 Christmas Ornament

  • 2006-01-28T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Tis' the season on the Woodturning Workshop as Tim creates a unique Christmas ornament to decorate the tree.

1x04 Cocobolo Gavel

  • 2006-02-04T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

The court is in session on the Woodturning Workshop as Tim makes a gavel and striker from cocobolo. Tune in for the verdict!

1x05 Baseball Bat

  • 2006-02-11T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Batter up! This week Tim hits a home run by making a baseball bat using ash. A new tool, the center steady, is introduced and spindle techniques are shared.

1x06 Cookie Cutter

  • 2006-02-18T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

This isn't just another "cookie cutter" episode of the Woodturning Workshop. Tim shows some special hollowing and spindle techniques to make a functional and elegant cookie cutter.

1x07 Tops

  • 2006-02-25T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

This episode is for the young and young at heart as Tim puts his own "spin" on everybody's favorite toy....tops!

1x08 Walnut Goblet

  • 2006-03-04T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Wooden goblets have been used for thousands of years; this week Tim keeps the tradition alive by making a goblet from walnut. Learn hollowing and sealing techniques.

1x09 Harvesting Wood

  • 2006-03-11T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

How do you make a bowl? First you start by harvesting the wood. Tim discusses everything from wood selection to chainsaw safety in this first of three episodes.

1x10 Green Bowl

  • 2006-03-18T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

In part two of this three part series, Tim shows you how to turn a green (wet) wood blank and prepare it for drying. But stand back; shavings will fly in this episode!

1x11 Dried Bowl; Aaw

  • 2006-03-25T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

In this final episode of a three part series, Tim shows you how to take a dried bowl blank and complete a finished bowl. Also Tim visits the American Association of Wood-turners 2005 Symposium in Overland Park, Kansas.

1x12 Earring Stand

  • 2006-04-01T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Triangular turning is in store at the workshop this week as Tim creates a beautiful earring stand from walnut.

1x13 Rolling Pin

  • 2006-04-08T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

An antique rolling pin, dating back over a century, is re-created from walnut. Special sealing techniques for water resistance are demonstrated.

1x14 Potpourri Pot

  • 2006-04-15T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Let your senses flow as Tim creates a beautiful potpourri pot from myrtle burl. How to inset a pewter lid hollowing techniques and are shown.

1x15 Osage Orange Weed Pot

  • 2006-04-22T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Tim transforms a century old fencepost into an exquisite weed pot using Osage Orange. Characteristics of the fence post are left intact, preserving the rich history of the wood.

1x16 Purpleheart Tool Handle

  • 2006-04-29T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Every wood-turner should have a homemade tool in their collection. In this episode, Tim makes a scraper with a purple-heart tool handle. In addition, he shows how to turn brass a ferrule and insert the steel.

1x17 Wine Stoppers

  • 2006-05-06T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Who says you can't cork your wine bottle with style? Tim turns some ornate wine stoppers this week on the Woodturning Workshop. Also, learn how to add some flair to your stopper by inlaying man-made materials.

1x18 Chair Spindles

  • 2006-05-13T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

An antique chair is in desperate need of help, and it's the Woodturning Workshop to the rescue! Learn how to re-create and duplicate matching chair spindles.

1x19 Banksia Pod Paperweights

  • 2006-05-20T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Don't let those important papers fly away! In this episode, Tim uses his own unique design to create paperweights from an Australian Banksia tree pod.

1x20 Kitchen Scoop

  • 2006-05-27T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

So what's the scoop this week on the Woodturning Workshop? Tim creates a handy kitchen scoop out of walnut, and shows you how to use a lathe mounted sanding disk to help shape the scoop.

1x21 Pens

  • 2006-06-03T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

The writing is on the wall...or rather the lathe as Tim creates a beautiful wooden pen and a special shop pencil.

1x22 Baby Rattle

  • 2006-06-10T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

This one is for that 'little turner' in your life. Purple-heart and maple are the woods of choice as Tim turns a baby rattle. Safety issues and guidelines are also shared.

1x23 Translucent Bowl

  • 2006-06-17T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Thin...scary thin...translucent thin...Tim shows you techniques to make a bowl thin enough that light shines through.

1x24 Candle Stick & Oil Lamp

  • 2006-06-24T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Let the Woodturning Workshop light up your life! Well at least a room or two. Tim 'illuminates' you with techniques for making a candle holder and an oil lamp.

1x25 Chasing Threads

  • 2006-07-01T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Impress your friends with a new twist on turning. A twist top that is. ..as the Woodturning Workshop shows you how to create threads in your work. You will learn how to make threads in wood and apply that knowledge to various projects.

1x26 Birdhouse Ornament

  • 2006-07-08T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Is it a house for the world's smallest bird or an ornament for your Christmas tree? Find out this festive episode of the Woodturning Workshop.

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