I have several logs of black gum and oak that were given to me. They were only cut 2 or 3 weeks ago, so I put some old paint on the ends and stacked them outside the shop to dry. Sunday in church the guy that gave it to me suggested that I might l...
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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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Yesterday, while I was waiting for the Tung oil to soak into the last bowl, I spotted a small log that a friend from church had given me. He said it was blackgum and suggested I try turning it while it was still green (freshly cut). So what the ...
For my fellow LumberJocks, I realize that you already know the basics of setup and getting started on the lathe, but I also cross-post these to Facebook and some of my non-woodworking friends have asked me to show the “steps” in making...
OK, we all know how this works. We start with some wood, cut it into squares and glue it up. In this case the wood is maple.. .. Then, after cutting it into a more rounded shape on the band saw, we mount it on the lathe and start turning.......
This lathe work is GREAT FUN! I dont know WHY I waited so long to get into it! My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter are here for the holidays and today was a sort of ”rest up from all the eating, shopping, eating, cooking for the m...