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Beginning Lathe Work

03-12-2018 08:26 PM by PCDub | 2 comments »

I bought myself a lathe in December. I’ve been saving chunks of wood from pruning and removing trees in the yard for a long time, thinking that someday I would get a band saw and cut some of it up for lumber. Realizing that a lot of it is rather small for lumber (unless I was going to build dollhouse furniture!), it suddenly occurred to me that I could use a lathe to explore the potential beauty of the maple, walnut, sycamore, hawthorne, apple, cornus mas, spruce, redbud, cedar, apricot, oak, juniper, and peach wood that I’ve been saving. The first thing I did was stick a chunk of 2×2 in the lathe, thinking… why not a file handle? Well, for that matter...

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