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The outside has been turned to shape and sanded. Now it is time to drill out the center and start the hollowing process. My homemade articulated hollowing arm works great. The one problem is the opening; it is less than 1 1/2” in diameter which makes hollowing out the center more challenging that I anticipated. I will leave the walls relatively thick on this vessel.
I turned another lidded box today. It was from a large block of soft maple. I have some more sanding to do on its very top; the box’s lid. This spot is where I turned the top to a small nub. I chose to remove the nub with a hand saw. I then cleaned up the remaining wood with a sharp hand chisel. Tomorrow I will sand it more through several grades of grit. The last lidded box that I hope to work on tomorrow is African mahogany. I did work on it some today. I bored through ...
This is the story: after tinkering the plane I got so tired that at night I dreamed that I was at the beach using the plane like a mirror. So check out my dream come true here: https://youtu.be/eIzW6Nsi0aE The plane is a Stanley n5 with the sole and edges in a very poor condition. In addition, the blade holder (frog) was not flat so the blade did not work well. Although it’s a work that needs patience, believe me that you will have a happy ending and the difference is well worth ...
This is the 9th layer being clamped. The larger this piece grows (with layers), it requires more clamps. This process is not difficult but takes more time than the normal segmented ring glue ups that I have done in the past.
So I’m down to making gifts for the nurses at my doctor’s office. I rarely visit the office for a “Sick Call” but I do take care of their computers. It’s always an inconvenience for the nurses when I have to interrupt their routines, so I try and make up for it by making each of them a little something every year. My sister gave me this idea a couple of years ago when she gifted me a turned scoop and I’ve been meaning to make some ever since. I had some ...
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...
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
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...
Here’s a new video I did making a candlestick holder: https://youtu.be/pQFplkntzAA
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