Table n;eeds legs, right? Didn’t have enough walnut to make any decent ones…..I did have a slab of white oak, though…..Had to haul it to the shop, first. Today, did a couple crosscuts. Used the Vintage saw for this job….going to be a power tool day.. This is set up for the second cut. First cut was to trim the end as square as I could…left this piece as a cutoff.. Second cut, I had a clamp back at the rear, to keep things from moving too far. This...
I have been turning for a short time, about a year and some change. In this time I have learned that my neighbors are my best suppliers of wood. When they cut down trees I come a running. This last summer I got some big Ash logs and lots of Maple. Now that it is “winterish” I’m trying to turn all this lumber into bowls and boxes. I start by getting the wood. Usually I will put it in the back of my SUV if it’s just one or two little logs but if it a bunch of wood I have a 4×8 trailer. Th...
Here is what I came up with using my basic understanding of algebra.The angles for segments are taken from the outside edge rather than from the centre for good reason but they are related to the angle from the centre of a circle.Without boring you with the maths this what I came up with X is the number of segmentsassume the angle of the segment is Y Y=90-(180/X) eg. the angle for a 16 segment circle is as follows.Y=90-(180/16) =90-11.25 =78.75 degrees For 12 segmentsY=90-(180...
I do not own an actual lathe, but I lashed together something some months ago to play with [link]. With Christmas approaching and no idea for my nephew, it occurred to me that a top might be a good gift. I well remember and have rewatched Steve Ramsey’s video where his lathe gave him a hard time when he was trying to make a top. I decided that maybe, just maybe I could manage to make one with my improvised wood turning device. [Below] I glued up four pieces of 3/4 in. oak to make the...
I have built all of the toys in Wood mag. construction series for my grandson. Last spring while visiting my daughter she wanted to know what toy I was going to build next. I told her none I was through. Somehow concrete pump came up in the conversation. My grandson got told to ask me to build him a pump truck. I told him he needed to talk to santa. His response (typical 4 year old) was santa build plastic toys, grandpa makes them from wood. I came home with a project and no real idea h...
I am interested if anyone has adapted their Nove Turning chuck with a teknatool ‘Retro Fit Kit’.I have a Super Nova chuck with 4 sets of jaws. It’s a time consuming business to change jaws back and forth for some jobs.I like the idea of the Retro fit Kit because swapping jaws seems a quick and simple process.I am a little concerned about the risk of how well the jaws hold with the ‘Slide Kit’ attachment & if they are more likely to come adrift when turning.W...
Using an old driver bit I made a counter sink by cutting of the ends and grinding a blunt point on one end, then I filed a flute along the ground edge, I used a cheap bit as its a lot easier to work with and sharpen but a good quality bit may hold a better edge. I found it worked really well with an impact driver a drill driver, high speed low speed, it worked quite well even for large headed screws, dry for yourself to see if you can create one just like mine or even better ! WATCH THE...
My first attempt on a video, il try some more later. My father have been woodturning since he had to stand on a Box to reatch up to the lathe, vile his Brothers pedaled it. Just wanted to show him turning one of these pillars, you realy need to know what Your doing when turning something of this size and weight. the sides of the pillar will be carved, and the senter round part will be carved in a spiral shape. This lathe can take lengths up to 3 meters, we have a bigger one thats used on ...
With over 100,000 avid or prospective woodworkers on this site, I would not be surprised to learn that there are fifty thousand blogs about bench planes. We love our bench planes, we like to use them and we want to talk about them. As of recently, I have 8 of them in use, which is 2 more than normal and 6 more than I usually need. While I learned about making cabinets and furniture young, I have done far more general carpenter work in my career. In my truck I carry a 9 inchish smoot...
Hi; not so much an update. but putting something here hoping it helps my search.I am looking for Green Woodworking people, amateurs, pro’s, wannabees, aficionados,... you know people who like to start with trees and make things out of them! I am especially interested in finding out if there are any “clubs” or organisations of them in the USA like there are of other turners, carvers and furnituremakers. post a reply to let me know you are out there, and all that sort of...
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