Watch a cheap woodworker repair his grain shovel’s handle rather than buy a new one!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUdZCRm3aXA&list=UUd5zJvEvBsWALUYaChpNX8Q&feature=share
8TH ANNUAL SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2014inside the Niagara Falls HOME DEPOT7190 Morrison Street L2E 7K510:00 am – 5:00 pm Woodworking CompetitionTwo categories to enter: Small Project (has to fit inside a 2ft square box) Large Project (greater than a 2ft square box)PRIZES! PRIZES! and more PRIZES! Woodworking Seminars 10:30-11:3012:00-1:00 1:30-2:30 3:00-4:00 All Day Demonstrations Niagara Woodcarvers AssociationNia...
CapnEddie a user on youtube did a video on 4 in 1 screwdrivers. He took a cheap 1.99 home depot unit and broke off the plastic handle from the metal inside. He then turned a new screwdriver to fit the old screwdriver. I started by putting the piece on my lathe and using a bowl gouge turning off the plastic handle After that I have a kit with a metal piece that needs to be epoxied in after you turn the handle. I drilled in two steps first drilling a whole to accomadate the length of ...
I decided to make a 4.75” chess set and board. I knew it would take a while and it has taken me about 30 minutes per pawn to turn them not including 5 coats of wipe on poly with dry time between. So far I’ve turned all of the white pawns, which are curly maple. This is the first one I turned and it’s looking pretty rough, but I’ve gotten much better since I started. It all started with these turning templates that I made. I found the design for the pieces on the web...
Want a handle for your turning tools without the big price tag? I’ll show you how and have a bit of fun in the process! I was able to find all of the necessary components at my local Home Depot to make 2 handles. Interested? Here’s what you need to get going! Determination to save some greenbacksA tool for which to make the handle1/2” pipe nipple (I used 18” and 12” long pieces)A 1/2” cap for one end of your pipe… I mean handleTwo 1/4-20 set ...
Today I’ll walk you through making a handle for a tool that has a square tang. This could be achieved in a similar fashion to the metal handle I made, but now I get to tell you how to turn your own handle. When selecting stock, you want to pick out a piece of straight grained hardwood. I used a piece of Maple that was 3×3 and 18” long. Remember, this is a tool. My approach to making tools is to not get caught up in how your tool looks, but rather how well it works. Do...
I have began cutting one of my smaller logs and turning it into bowls with mixed results. The first 2 shattered and the next few have some deep cracks from the log checking. I am debating ways to seal the checks so I can make more bowls from this wood since the figuring is very nice.
A few weeks ago, I asked about fitting a replacement spindle into an old rocker without disassembling it. Here’s how it went: I took a picture of the spindle next to the missing one with my tape measure held along side it. This gave me a scale that I could duplicate by printing the picture out so the dimensions matched. I printed two copies, took one and cut it out completely to tape it to the tool rest on the lathe. The other one I took measurements at critical points with my calipe...
For Christmas I was given a new Rikon mini lathe with a 1/2 hp motor. here it is after a few hours of use some test pieces I was making after buying a new bowl gouge from woodcraft The other update is I purchased some new cool blocks and a timber wolf blade for my bandsaw which now can cut timber in half with ease so I can now mill some of the smaller locust logs into lumber and turning blanks
Here is a blog post about my bowl turning experience which i just starred doing. Please click the link to take you to my site to enjoy the blog post and pictures http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/blog Many thanks Josh Hall
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