[Above] This is the first wood turning I’ve ever done. I don’t know what it is. I was just fooling around with something I lashed together. [Below] The object sitting on the tail stock of my lash-up lathe.
[Below] And here is the object still in the lathe.
[Below] This shop made lathe is a synthesis from two video woodworkers. I first saw the (to me) doable build from Cosmas B in this video.
Then Jack Houweling made a drill powered lathe and showed me a great way to make the drive spur in this video. My first attempt at turning was done using an old piece of pine. I know that I need to turn harder woods than that. I also used just a 1/2 inch mortising chisel to cut with. Again, not a perfect situation, but good for a test. I see myself making a few tool handles sometime in the future.
[Above] My execution of this lathe is not 100% perfect. I need to remake or adjust the tail stock. Somewhere it went crooked while pounding in the linking bolt.
Other Recent Activities
[Below] I also made an Izzy Swan style pallet bar. This has not been tried, and I’m going to have to find an inconspicuous place to test it. I used a few lengths of bed frame (angle iron) instead of wood for the fork and I’m unsure it it’s going to work or just break apart.
[Below] I also FINALLY did some organization of my C-clamp collection. This is much better than having them sit on my drill press cabinet!
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!