Live Stream: Woodturning with Tod Raines

This area will show live streams when they are ‘live’. Any scheduled live stream will be posted here prior to going live. Typically, they will also be simulcast to my Facebook page and to my YouTube channel.

All Things Woodturning – Small Project Series

This series will be every Friday @ 2:30 PM Central from Oct 23 to Dec 11.

Please join me to talk about All Things Woodturning. In this “Small Project Series”, I will be at the lathe turning a small project. Throughout the turning we can talk about Tools & Equipment, Processes & Techniques, and Wood & Materials. I will come somewhat prepared with a topic, but I will look to you to guide the discussion.


Small Project Series Live Streams …

From Friday October 23rd – Small Project Series – Honey Dipper

Previous Series of Live Streams …

From Friday Sep 4th, 2020

Show topics
Tail-stock Quill Maintenance
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday Aug 27th, 2020

Show topics
• What grits should I go through for a utility piece versus a decorative piece?
• When should I sand by hand vs. using an inertia sander vs. power sanding?
• Should I periodically reverse the direction of the lathe when sanding?
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday Aug 21st, 2020

Show topics
classification and use
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday Aug 14th, 2020

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Spindle gouges
classification and use
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday Aug 7th, 2020

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Bowl gouges – sharpening and in use
face grain turning
open Q&A topics from viewers

From Friday July 31st, 2020

This live stream got interrupted and cancelled by an internet outage. I have removed the YT and FB posts for this live stream. The Aug. 7th live stream will be a repeat of the topics.

From Friday July 24th, 2020

Show topics
New Tools: Woodpecker Turning Tools
Bowl Gouge flute geometry
– discuss the V, U & parabolic flute shape
– discuss some strategies to sharpening wing shape

From Friday July 17th, 2020

Show topics
First tools to buy
Making cone center for drawbar
Drawbar use
Chuck jaw styles – (outside/inside) dovetail/dovetaildovetail/dovetail w/ bird’s beak dovetail w/ birds’ beak/profile (serrated moustache)

From Sunday June 14th, 2020

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From Monday May 25th, 2020

From Saturday May 23rd, 2020

From Wednesday April 22nd, 2020