Well, it’s Winter here in the UK, and a good time to source some green timber & rough turn some bowls.I’m quite lucky in that I have a few friends who work cutting trees, so getting freshly cut timber isn’t much of a problem,...
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Location: North Norfolk, England
I'm a Disabled Guy who has recently (May 2014) started Turning as a way to pass my time as I'm not able to work. I have to take my time, but I get there in the end. I need, due to my Disabilities, to take frequent rests, though I find that sitting back with a Coffee & looking at the piece of wood on the Lathe, I often can see features in that wood that will determine what I make from it, as I try to keep natural grain features & do my best to capture these in the pieces I turn, often turning something I didn't intend to.
-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!
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|replied on||Time req'd for spalting?||09-26-2016 02:10 PM|
|commented on||Turned Table/Bedside Lamp No.2||09-20-2016 01:52 PM|
|commented on||Box Elder Vase||09-20-2016 01:45 PM|
|commented on||Jimi||08-05-2016 02:26 PM|
|commented on||Part 2- Burl Bowls||06-22-2016 09:34 AM|
|commented on||Oak Goblet||06-20-2016 11:30 AM|
|added project||Oak Goblet||06-13-2016 09:37 PM|
|replied on||Need your help identifying this lumber--WOW||04-08-2016 12:43 PM|
|commented on||"Bee's stories-2" chip carved box (2016)||02-22-2016 02:45 PM|
|commented on||My first scrollsaw shell||02-22-2016 02:40 PM|
|replied on||Tree Thieves||02-22-2016 02:38 PM|
|commented on||A-1 Table||02-22-2016 02:28 PM|
|commented on||Chess board table for my daughter from mahogany and olive wood.||02-22-2016 02:22 PM|
|added project||Turned Table/Bedside Lamp No.2||02-18-2016 03:10 PM|
|added project||Turned Table/Bedside Lamp No.1||02-18-2016 02:58 PM|
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Here’s a little idea I had last night, & decided to work out a way I could do it. It’s a Fully Off Axis Stemmed Goblet, where the whole of the stem is a half inch (13mm) off set from the cup & the base. To do this, I roughe...
A quick bit of info for anyone using an AXMINSTER awvsl Lathe (or similar)Today, my Lathe suddenly started to speed up and slow down, somewhat similar to the old Bus engines of the 1950s era, making turning almost impossible. Also, as it would spe...