I recently posted a project involving a square turning and was asked how it is done. I often use this method to turn small boxes from off-cuts. Let’s start with this piece of spalted maple. It has nice spalting and a bit of spongy wood on one face. That part will be turned away. I start by mounting between centres and truing up the face near the tailstock. With small pieces like this, turning the corners does usually not present any problems. I start with a 1/4 inch bowl gouge to...
Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Tachometer Hack from $3 Bicycle Computer
03122017 I got the tachometer installed on the lathe and it works pretty nicely. My concept was to use a $3 Chinese bicycle computer for the tachometer. However, such computers typically measure speed primarily (sometimes cadence, bike-speak for rpm at the pedals, which is typically limited to 199). The computer that I used was purchased off ebay for less than $3. Here is a link for the bike computer(“BC”) that I used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-GKunctions-Cycling-Bike-Cyc...
I know some of you out there clicked on this blog entry hoping to read how I cast hybrid blanks. I am sorry to disappoint you. This post is looking for information more than giving information. I have recently been asked to make one of the very common colored pencil bowls and I have been thinking about the idea of starting to cast my own hybrid blanks due to the large amount of unusable cutoffs I am accumulating from my segmenting projects. ResinI have been convinced that using Alumulite ...
Here is a video I made making a reproduction of a napkin ring from the USS Shangri-La. This napkin ring was given to my aunt’s father who was a ‘plank owner’ aboard the USS Shangri-La (CV-38). When I first saw this napkin ring I immediately wanted to turn one. Not only do I appreciate being able to recreate a part of history… I really like the design. This is a case where form follows function. I’ve spent my share of time at sea and can appreciate the functionality of the flat section; ...
It’s been at least 2 weeks since I worked on this project. These are the rings that will make up the lid.
Working further on the bowl gouge I turn a handle in this video and give it a testing. I still need to make a good sharpening jig for it, but I hand sharpen it this time. Check out the video and subscribe for more woodworking videos.
After sanding to 220 grit I applied a coat of clear shellac as a sealer.I’m hoping the cherry will darken more to give the piece better contrast.
Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Finishing Rough Wiring and Doing Test Cut
02072017 I finished the rough wiring this morning. I still need to mount the potentiometer (which controls speeds), mount wires to motor more securely, put faceplate on switch/receptacle, and get wiring for light better secured . I ordered from ebay a plastic enclosure for the MC-40 motor controller (namely, the grey box in the pictures). The output from the MC-40 controller runs to the drum switch (the green switch in the pics) which controls direction of rotation. IN turn the wires f...
This will be a covered bowl. I first made the bowl and then will make the cover to ensure it fits.This bowl has two different types of rings; one type of ring is from alder and walnut & the second type of ring is from cherry and maple. The smaller pieces from maple and walnut are wider in the rings as they approach the center but the effect did not turn out that obvious. There is a layer of black veneer between each ring.Here are some photos from glued rings to finished turning (before...
I’ve created a walk-through on how I make pens and apply a cyanoacrylate finish. Check it out here:http://trentdavis.net/2017/01/27/table-saw-enhancement-attaching-extra-cast-iron-extension-wing/
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