hi everyone, i’m new to lumber jocks and i just want to say thanks for the warm welcomes. here’s a little about me. my name is aidan and i’m 14. (i know, pretty young) my family has a history of woodworking and i grew up around it all my life. I’m primarily a wood turner and i sell turned pens that i inlay. A couple months back i decided i wanted to try other forms of woodworking so during my search for info on box making, etc. i came upon Lumber jocks. so that̵...
I hate to ask such an open ended question, But here it is. I have never turned before, but it is about time i started. i want to add turned parts to my furniture soon, so i had better get practicing. No one like to spend money twice, so i want top quality and versatility.I asked my local master, and he suggested(told me to get) a oneway lathe.My thoughts have me leaning towards the sherline machinist lathe for it’s size as i start, and hopefully it will still be useful as i become mo...
I know this isn’t really much of a project, but the start of a bunch of projects LOL. I just recently purchased this pen starter kit from Penn State Industries http://www.pennstateind.com/store/TCLPROXX.html And got a set of blanks Now, what do I do? I should receive everything sometime next week, and I have never turned a pen before.Do I need anything special besides what is being offered in the kit? do I need special bushings for each kit I want to make, or do those come ...
This is the first green turn read more in my project “oak bowl” thanks
I have had several people ask me how I turn a hollow form. I documented, the best I could, the process I go through when making a hollow form vase. I found it difficult stopping and photographing the process. Documenting the process became a process all in itself. The first step is selecting the wood and marking the centers. I then mount the blank on the lathe between the spur drive and the live center. The piece is then turned round. A tenon is then made for mounting into th...
This is a preview of a hollow form using some spectacular blistered maple. I still need to apply the finish, cut it off the lathe and finish the bottom. I have had some requests for a tutorial blog on how to do a hollow form. I will try and do that with my next piece. I had every intention of doing a step-by-step photo tutorial with this project. However, once I started, I sort of forgot to document a lot of the steps. .
So, I have been out of town on a business trip and my wife picks me up at the airport with this in the back of the truck. It was an early Christmas gift….. As I first saw it… Can you guess what it is? Thank god for this orange lift cart I was able to borrow!!! The assembled Powermatic 3520b is nearly 650lb’s!! A thing of beauty… My wife that is, not this silly lathe! I’m not that stupid…. :)
I really want to learn to turn wood and want to buy a lathe. I don’t think I want a mini lathe, it would work for making hair sticks, but I might want to turn something larger. Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated as I really don’t know anything about it. I was looking at this one. But I don’t know what all I would need to buy with it. Are there other, better brands around the same price? Anyone want to give me some pointers so I don’t waste my ...
thanks for all of the comments! i’m doing turning for the first time. can i use double face tape to afix a 6” walnut plate? to the faceplate that is?? I operate on the theory that the only dumb question is the one that is not asked. somewhere i reat that double face tape would work! what are your comments? can i give it a try? my lathe was brought over on the Mayflower.
I’ve been hanging around LJ’s for a while now, enjoying all of the projects that people are posting. A lot of the work is truly magnificent, and is certainly inspirational. While I’m in the process of finishing up a set of 8 dining room chairs (finally!), I’ve developed an interest in turning, especially segmented bowls and the like. However, while I have a pretty complete woodshop (ok, it’s a garage with wood working tools in it), there are a few of the bigge...
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