The more I thought about it I realized I wasn’t going to be able to stand over the Shop Smith to turn the parts for my train engine so was on the look out for an option.I don’t know how or why but Izzy’s video about making Lathe Router Duplicator [LRD] came up and the gears started turning.Here’s his blog on it.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89782#comment-3140930 Needing to use the lathe to build a Toys and Joys train engine but I don’t have any lathe tools a...
I finally ended up with 6 coats of Arm-R-Seal Poly in semi-gloss, giving it a light sanding after the last 3 coats with a 320 pad. I liked the look, but wanted just a bit more gloss, so I gave it two quick coats of spray lacquer in gloss. Now it’s looks good and the finish is glass smooth mostly. The really nice finish actually highlights some of the small imperfections in the turning, but you have to be looking up close to see them. I tried taking some pics using different lights...
I was tipped off to the Big Bowl turned by the Siouxland Woodturners. They may tackle the world record big bowl, 13+ feet diameter? Here’s the entire picture library for this big bowl – http://www.siouxlandwoodturners.org/pics/thebigbowl/thebigbowl_index.htm
So after working with wood for the past two years and landing a few commissions here and there building dining room tables, I heard that there was a gentleman who went to my church that wanted to meet me. His name is Don and he is 83 years old. Of course, I was extremely intimidated from the get go because he had, I was told, been a furniture maker his entire life. Finally after missing him several weeks in a row, I met him at a dinner function. We got to talking and showing e...
My wife and I visited friends in the Charlotte, NC, area and went to an art gallery in downtown Charlotte.I was blown away when I saw this segmented turning! It has to be 3’ x 3’! Immaculate!!
I really enjoy woodworking and especially hand tool and turning. I really like to make small lathe tools for detail work. I use HSS in different sizes depending on the tool I need or want to make. In this picture from left to right, point detail tool, 1/4” point and round nose scrapers, 1/4” round skew, 1/4” double ended three point tool, small Allen wrench hollowing tool, 1/4” fluteless gouge. In this picture from left to right: 3/8” three point tool ...
A friend (and fellow turner) mentioned in church last Sunday that he’d watched a youtube vid of someone using a lathe tool with a curved end for easier access to the inside of a bowl. I had made him a carbide tool last year and he asked me if I thought I could make a curved one. He thought that because I have been using that thick 5/8” aluminum bar stock that I might not be able to bend it. Well, challenge accepted ! Here’s the progression of how it went….. The ...
A few years ago I purchased a used Jet 1642. It has been and is a great lathe with very little trouble until recently. I noticed I had began getting some noise that was different and I was having trouble with getting smooth surfaces. At first I just excused it as just a bad day for tool control, however it slowly kept getting to me. I began checking things on the lathe. No play in the spindle, but noise. I decided that it was a bad belt so I ordered one. When the belt arrived I began the proc...
I recently purchesed a few pieces ofold arn. A walker turner lathe, powermatic pm 50 6 inch jointer, and a belsaw 12.5” planer, $600. Here are a few pictures of the lathe and jointer after cleaning up a little. I haven’t started on the belsaw planer yet will update on that one later.
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