Tips and Techniques From time to time, we will be adding videos of woodturning techniques, plus advice on Tips and Tricks to successful turning here, gradually building into a library of woodturning advice. Love your lathe – Tips on everyday lathe maintenance by “Spinning Brewer”. Basic Set of Tools – recommended tool set for beginners to woodturning, by John Morgan. Some Notes on Piercing – pierced decorations for your turnings by John Morgan. Three Legged Stools – how to make turned elements for a stool by John Morgan. Apples and Pears – turning these popular fruit shapes by John Morgan.