I applied several coasts of clear shellac and then wet sanded and applied automotive polish and auto wax. It was very difficult to keep the paduak saw dust from bleeding onto the maple even after sealing the maple.
Super excited to get back at woodturning again after almost 20 years, yes since I was a teenager. Back than I did a lot of woodturning in my fathers shop. I used to make money with my turnings back then selling them locally & work of mouth. I also used to sell wooden pipes to the local smokers. I specialized in 18” long piece pipes & back then $25 was a lot to me, still is, haha. So Far I have purchased a used wood lathe, a g1495 which they discontinued the month I got mine l...
Haven’t worked on this project for over a week. Finished turning and now I need to seal the woodbefore I sand. The paduak sanding dust will “bleed” onto the maple if not sealed properly.
Started turning the vase (or bowl) today. This was an experiment using complementary segments in the rings. The effect did not turn out very dramatic. I like the rich color of the paduak.
Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #2: Fitting the Driven Pulley and Fabbing Support for Motor and Swivel Bar
06062016 I got the rough version of the box built and attached to the back of the lathe. In addition, I decided to go with the first alternative on mounting the driven pulley (namely, Maska Pulley Hub with three fasteners to be attached through holes that need to be drilled accurately in pulley). I created two wooden plugs using two hole saws: i.) 1 7/8”, and ii.) 1 1/8”. Neither hole saw created the perfect size plug. So I wrapped electrical tape around the 1 7/8” plug (actually 1.579” fo...
I tried a new design element on the wedgie sled. I made “complementary” angles out of maple. This gives an unique look with the maple pieces having wide and narrow ends alternating as shown. I only did this for the first 3 rings. The remainder just have 1/4” thick maple pieces. I added black veneer for added contrast.
Follow the link to watch how I turned those pens… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keX0EBKep2E
After parting the bottom of the vase I needed to clean up the bottom. Here is the finished project. I’ll post a few pictures under the “projects” section.Thanks for looking.
05302016:I have started on the repower of my Delta 46-715 lathe. I am replacing the reeves drive and original motor with 1hp treadmill motor with 8 rib pulley. So far I have disassembled the reeves drive, removed original motor, drilled out original safety shield bolt holes, and tapped safety cover bolt holes 1/4-20 threads.================================================== I have added pics of some of the key pieces: Broken hub from one of the Reeves pulleys: Unbroken Reeves...
I am one of those people who have trouble standing for very long. Although I love woodturning, standing at the lathe for a long period can become very painful. A back support helps some, but even with the support I can still have problems. Taking ibuprofen can extend how long I can stand, but I dislike routinely taking it as it can be hard on the stomach. I first came upon the idea of using a bench rest in an article by Ernie Conover in the May/June 2014 issue of Woodworkers Journal...
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