New lathe, all set up and ready to go and I realize I dont have any blanks glued up to turn bowls … CRAP ! Looking around the shop to see what I can try out I spy a branch of walnut someone gave me last year. It’s been in his shop for...
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Location: Kite, GA
Update, 06/30/2013, Well, we have made the move to GA. Moved here so my wife could take care of her 88yo father. It was just too stressful trying to do it from 12 hours away. We have moved into his house with just over an acre of land. There's a 100+ year-old oak in the front yard and we have 3 pecan trees that are between 50 and 100 years old that put out a TON of pecans each year. Has a huge back yard that will be perfect for putting up a new shop building. Been here almost a month and have started looking for full-time employment. Nothing yet, but hopefully soon. Biggest issue for us now is our house back in 10aSEE is on the market, and if it doesn't sell soon it's gonna drain our savings.
I've been interested in working with wood since I was just a pup. But it wasnt till the past few years that I was able to actually able to set up a REAL shop and start building things. I usually tell people I consider myself to be a "WoodButcher" 'cause I can turn 100bucks worth of oak and maple into sawdust with the best of 'em :-)
The project I'm most proud of is the new dining room table I built for my wife last year. I was given some 100+ year-old barn wood (oak) and I used maple between the boards for a stripe effect. Hand rubbed it with about 15 coats of Tung oil and (I think) it came out pretty nice.
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A few weeks ago I posted that I had ordered some carbide cutters from Capt. Eddie and made a cutter bar using 5/8” aluminum barstock. For the grips, I used some sports wrap that I found At Wally World.... The tool does what it’s sup...
This one started out to be an 11” bowl. I glued together 3 layers of 4/4 maple. Unfortunately when I was turning it the dang tool caught it BIG TIME and threw it on the floor. Took a chunk out of the bottom too deep to fix. I wasn’t ta...
I’ve been doing quite a bit of turning these past few weeks. I’ve been turning out a bowl every few days. The oil and lacquer coats take longer than the actual turning time, what with having to wait for drying times. Any hoooooo…...
I had made a bowl for my son-in-law for Christmas, but unfortunately I had used a fresh cut piece of wood and it split while in the gift box before he even got to unwrap it. . If interested, you can see THAT fiasco here … http://lumberjoc...