Turning a Utility Box

Mike Nish turns a utility box from start to finish on a wood lathe. You’ll learn: why the grain orientation matters; how to hold the blanks on your lathe; which turning tools to use and why; and Mike’s sanding and finishing techniques.

A well-turned utility box makes an attractive, useful addition to most anywhere in your home. It can be used to store various items, including jewelry, spare change, keys and more. It’s perfect in the kitchen for spices or salt you want to keep close at hand. The Utility Box is a fun to turn project that you can make as simple or ornate as you like. Either way, it will enhance your home and provide personal satisfaction every time you use it.

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