Instructables offers free instructions on various projects, including using lathes and wood turning, as does Shop Woodworking. A lathe is a tool used to make a wooden or metal object perfectly cylindrical. Craftsmen can use the technique of wood turning to make bowls, baseball bats, pens and other rounded projects.
Wood working project instructions are sold in the form of books, DVDs and digital download. Shop Woodworking offers instruction on mastering lathes and wood turning as well as projects such as Christmas tree toppers, kitchen utensils and candlestick holders. The company aims to build a community of woodworkers through its products and social media accounts.