Great tips in the last blog entry, as it is, I was given the lathe and the tools, and there is definitely no bowl gouge included. As a matter of fact, I saw a similar set of lathe tools earlier today available for roughly $10. So, I’m fir...
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Location: Tulsa, OK
I'm an electrician in Tulsa, OK. (Been using the copperjock name for a very long time, just a coincidence with LumberJocks) I've never really made anything of significance before this fall, mostly just household repairs. Something sparked me recently to make a real investment in the power tools to get going, (and I need a bad weather hobby.) I'm learning a lot about wood and know I'm just scratching the surface. (then putting on another coat of polycrylic... ;) )
-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!
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Alright, I have the mesquite block screwed top side into the faceplate, trying to turn the outside of the bowl. I have read about letting the bevel of the tool “ride” the work. I don’t get it. No diagrams or photos I’v...
Next weekend I will be going to my dad’s, and taking a couple blocks (purpleheart and honey mesquite) to turn on his lathe. I don’t believe he’s done much turning, mostly table legs from what I know. Anyway, these are the piece...