I had it in mind for some time now to rig up something on which I could do some small wood turning. The photos above and below show the result of that.
I have some bugs to work out yet with this set up. The drive end wobbles a bit under pressure while cutting. I’m thinking I could add some support to the shaft of the drive spur to help stabilize it. I also think I need a sharpening day. I just used my straight mortising chisels. They work after a fashion, but I think they’re dull.
I turned a piece of pear wood that I had. I tried making something like a Christmas ornament. Still needs some sanding, but here it is.
Pear isn’t a very interesting wood, but boy is it hard. Some time I’ll have to try gluing up a few interesting pieces for turning.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!