Woodturning Workshop

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.

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Bubinga Platter

Episode #102 · 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.

Christmas Ornament

Episode #103 · Tis' the season on the Woodturning Workshop as Tim creates a unique Christmas ornament to decorate the tree.

Cocobolo Gavel

Episode #104 · The court is in session on the Woodturning Workshop as Tim makes a gavel and striker from cocobolo. Tune in for the verdict!

Baseball Bat

Episode #105 · 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.

Cookie Cutter

Episode #106 · 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.


Episode #107 · This episode is for the young and young at heart as Tim puts his own "spin" on everybody's favorite toy....tops!

Walnut Goblet

Episode #108 · 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.

Harvesting Wood

Episode #109 · 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.

Green Bowl

Episode #110 · 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!

Dried Bowl/Aaw

Episode #111 · 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.

Earring Stand

Episode #112 · Triangular turning is in store at the workshop this week as Tim creates a beautiful earring stand from walnut.

Rolling Pin

Episode #113 · An antique rolling pin, dating back over a century, is re-created from walnut. Special sealing techniques for water resistance are demonstrated.

Potpourri Pot

Episode #114 · 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.

Osage Orange Weed Pot

Episode #115 · 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.

Purpleheart Tool Handle

Episode #116 · 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.

Wine Stoppers

Episode #117 · 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.

Chair Spindles

Episode #118 · 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.

Banksia Pod Paperweights

Episode #119 · 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.

Kitchen Scoop

Episode #120 · 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.


Episode #121 · The writing is on the wall...or rather the lathe as Tim creates a beautiful wooden pen and a special shop pencil.

Baby Rattle

Episode #122 · 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.

Translucent Bowl

Episode #123 · Thin...scary thin...translucent thin...Tim shows you techniques to make a bowl thin enough that light shines through.

Candle Stick & Oil Lamp

Episode #124 · 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.

Chasing Threads

Episode #125 · 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.

Birdhouse Ornament

Episode #126 · 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.


Episode #201 · Has Tim gone nuts? This week he has! In this episode of Woodturning Workshop Tim shows you how to turn a giant ivory palm nut into a beautiful natural edge vessel. You'll also see some great pieces of "nut work" from other extraordinary turners as well as some of Tim's past turnings.

Duck and Turkey Calls

Episode #202 · Feathered friends beware this week on the Woodturning Workshop. Tim shows you how to make a couple of collectible game calls for those hunters in your life. Also, you'll get to meet game call expert Floyd Hudson to gain insight into how the calls are used during the hunt.

Staved Vessel #1

Episode #203 · Tim visits the shop of ?genius of the jig? Bob Fulton, easily one of the most creative turners around. Bob shows Tim how to make one of his signature staved vessels. It's a complicated process, but Bob breaks it down step by step. You will be amazed at his insight, approach and techniques in tackling such a huge project. This is the first part of a two part series.

Staved Vessel #2

Episode #204 · It's back to the shop for our final episode on how to create a staved vessel. Bob Fulton sends Tim on his way to finish up the project they started. Now it's time to turn! Watch as Tim demonstrates the turning techniques needed to complete this unique and complicated project.

Relief Turning

Episode #205 · Tim transforms a block of spalted sycamore into a unique paperweight. This project is nearly impossible to describe, you'll have to see it to believe it. Then Tim visits the studio of professional photographer and wood turner Bob Hawks, where Bob will show you how to photograph your turnings.

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