Bought a new mini lathe a few weeks ago. Tried turning a long long time ago in high school, and have been wanting to try again for a long time. I’m going to attempt a complete chess set. I have a lot to learn, but feel up to the challenge. The link to my YouTube video is here: http://youtu.be/UkUebt6lGNc Comments and especially suggestions from other turners are indeed welcome! James
I am making some wooden handles for some harbor freight 6 function screw drivers for Christmas gifts. I made the first one from Walnut and the second one from Cocobolo. Yes I understand that cocobolo is a little nice for $2 hardware but I had this wood around for a long time and it sure does make a great handle! Please check out the video and comment I love the interaction ! Thanks!! Chris How to Make Wooden Handles for Screwdriver
A friend of mine is closing out his shop and GAVE me the above mini-lathe. I turned a small spindle just for giggles as it was my first use ever with a lathe, turned out just fine. Yesterday I tried another blank and whenever i put the tool to the wood the spindle stopped turning and it was all the way up (3700rpm). That was odd. Is it the 1/3 hp motor is that weak? I was using a brand new Easy Tools rougher (the mini). I’ll probably only use this for pens and other small it...
Here are three pens I turned for co-workers over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. The first two pens are gold in color 30cal Bolt Action Pens. The next three are Patriot pens. The Patriot pens are new to the market and make a very pretty pen once turned. The last two are also new to the market. The last two are Western style pens, also very nice looking pens.
Latest Windsor Chair video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QM9X5RZ77I
Here is a great idea for a Christmas Tree. I might have a go at one.Below is a video on how it’s done. Very clever guy.. https://www.youtube.com/embed/1yWmqbltB-c
11 months ago it was decided we would have new years on our new deck that was only built a month before. So we decided on the spur of the moment to build a bar From there the bar seems to have taken on a life of its own. It no longer an out door bar, it is fully enclosed and water proofed... which in it self was a challenge once was water proofed we got power added so the bar fridge and TV, lights and accessories. The french doors we made at my work and got them installed once they went up...
I am keeping this entry brief as I am a bit limited on time. I have heard many critiques of the Shopsmith over the years. I have always found it to be an ingenious woodworking tool for someone with very limited space. The tablesaw has it’s issues, which have been talked about in a million forums, but I have a tablesaw that I am happy with, what I do not have nor have space for is power sanding, a bandsaw, a lathe and a drillpress. The primary strengths of a Shopsmith in my situation ...
It has been over 2 years since I sold everything and ventured off in other directions. This past Friday, I finally got back in the game. I picked up a sweet Nova 3000 DVR lathe!!!! I am still unpacking, and figuring out what all is included. Have a bunch of duplicate items listed on eBay. Sorby Tools, Oneway Chucks, and will be listing some Kelton Hollowing Tools. Hopefully, I will have some actually work to post in the next couple weeks!!!! I can’t wait to turn a perfectly good piece o...
This is my entry into the Christmas Ornament Challenge put on by Alan Stratton and Carl Jacobson. This is the third annual challenge and I ma amazed at the beautiful ornaments folks have made! This idea came to me as I have made toys quit a bit in the past and I thought just make a version of an airplane that is smaller. Proportions were determined mostly on the fly and are just approximations of what should look good. Much of what I did I had in my head and I made the first piece then fit ...
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