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Unique Segmented form #1: Gluing the pieces

11-24-2016 11:47 PM by Julian | 3 comments »

I am trying to make a similar segmented turning as the one originally done by Bruce Meldrum (from a YouTube video).I am using maple and walnut.There will be 16 layers glued to the center core. The concept is fairly easy but cutting the angles on the table saw is challenging. I might have to figure out howto use the bandsaw to cut the remaining layers. I haven’t been able to find any information to describe how the original piece was made. This will be a “learn as you g...

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Woodturning Projects #3: Turning A Snowman

11-18-2016 06:41 PM by Scott Seganti | 0 comments »

Turning holiday ornaments is a fun and easy way to make gifts for all those people on your holiday list. This video walks you through the process of making a cool little snowman. https://youtu.be/-s7riGdwPd8

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Lathe Hollowing Tools #1: 2 New Tools

11-14-2016 01:25 AM by Julian | 1 comment »

I did not have the proper hollowing tools for deep vases and I did not want to spend over $200, so I made them.Steel was purchased from a local steel supplier, handles were junk pipe and scrap aluminum from work, purchased the cutters on line, and hose from a hardware store. Fortunately I have access to a mill and metal lathe at work which made cutting the steel much easier than with a hack saw.The long, straight hollower is about 32” longs and the handle is removable. The swan neck t...

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New Lathe

11-11-2016 09:56 PM by Ted78 | 4 comments »

Picked up what people on Lumberjocks here like to call a ‘starter lathe’ but they clearly come from a very different economic background than I do. Yes that pile of zinc die cast doo dads was an upgrade itself from the previous cobbled up bits of scrap 2×4 and stove bolts. My question is the tailstock is difficult to move, it workes and I can move it, but in my mind I should be able to loosen the nut and it should glide back and forth, instead it ’s more like mo...

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Kids in the Shop! #11: Virginia Woodturning Symposium

11-06-2016 10:28 PM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

It’s been a while since I posted under this topic. As some of you know my daughter has been in my shop with me working on things since she was about 4 years old and she turned her first pen at that age as well during a “Turn for the Troops” event. She is now 10 and not working as much in the shop but does find she like to have her workbench still and does still like to turn. She decided (with very little pressure) that she wold accompany me to the Virginia Woodturning Sympos...

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Jig for hollowing on the lathe. #1: Capture Jig for hollowing tools

10-30-2016 02:01 AM by Julian | 2 comments »

I made this jig which holds or “captures” your hollowing tool when turning on the lathe.The instructions are located at this website: Carlford.us Search under “jigs & tools”. Instructions arepart of the “small hollowing tools” pdf file. My jig is not completed; I need to purchase a couple of compression springs.The big benefit of this jig is it prevents your hollowing tool from being jerked out of your hand. If you have arthritis, this is a big re...

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Woodturning Projects #2: Candlestick Holder

10-17-2016 02:20 PM by Scott Seganti | 0 comments »

Here’s a new video I did making a candlestick holder: https://youtu.be/pQFplkntzAA

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Lidded Boxes #1: Lidded Box Practice

10-16-2016 09:22 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I have made Christmas gifts in my woodshop the past two years. This year I intend to turn gifts on my small lathe which itself was a gift from my neighbor James Warner. His wife Susan told me that he would have wanted me to have it. So I will be turning small bowls and small lidded boxes this year. What you see here is my practice piece turning a lidded box. I am using a scrap block of Douglas Fir. This piece is large enough so I can make and fit a tenon into my four jaw chuck. Can ...

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Turning an Acrylic Bottle Opener

10-11-2016 06:33 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Had a fun trip to wood store. Did some welding and was able to turn a bottle opener. Check out the Vlog and subscribe for weekly videos.

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Making a fireplace bellows

09-28-2016 11:09 AM by Jim Finn | 1 comment »

Instructions for making functioning and decorative fireplace bellows: Feb. 9, 2004 (Up-dated Sept. 2016) I have made well over sixty of these. I developed this process and pattern from a carved bellows I bought in Norway in 1984. The decorative inlay process is explained in another blog of mine. Wood can be any kind that you like to use. Needed is about 30 inches of 1×8. One half-inch thick wood will also work if you can find it. I have used Oak, Cedar, Pine, Waln...

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