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UnsquareD #1: Sort of a new beginning, and a new Supernova (chuck)

377 days ago by PurpLev | 6 comments »

While I have been turning small stuff for a while, I guess I never really took the time to write about it. My first introduction to turning was when I was a youngster. my cousin was turning bowls and vessels and he would let me monkey around with the lathe just turning small spindles for fun – I never really learned techniques, but just went along with it picking it up as I go. As of late I started turning metal, and tried to turn a few small wooden parts, and while it works, I wo...

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Kosher salt holder out of maple burl

977 days ago by dspahn | 4 comments »

This is my first “real” wood turning project. My scroll chuck just arrived today, and this is what I’ve done so far. Eventually, the bowl will be parted off and a lid will be made from the remaining wood. Finish is mineral oil. It’s about 3” OD and will be about 2” tall (without lid). A few side views: I will probably have to let this sit for a while until my cole jaws show up. Guess I’ll have to go back to practicing on 2×...

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Woodturning, The Early Years #1: Lets Talk About Chucks

1972 days ago by Matt | 12 comments »

Hopefully a fairly new woodturner will see this and be able to take something away from it. I got into turning over a year ago and immediately became addicted. There’s not many areas of woodworking where you can make something worthy of display faster than on the lathe. In only a couple of hours, you can cut out a blank, turn a bowl, and have it sanded and finished. I’m an ‘immediate gratification’ type of person so, for me, woodturning is a ‘no-brainer’, I love it. This post is goin...

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