I am setting off to make my first fly rod (sorry, graphite not a bamboo rod – one thing at a time) with the goal of leveraging my years of woodworking by turning a unique grip. I am also making a rod for my older brother as well. I plan to make something similar to this one http://eclecticguy.com/2009/04/06/birch-bark-fly-rod-grip/ – birch bark grip with other laminated woods. My first chore is finding some birch bark and since I live in Arizona we have plenty of cactus (i.e., sa...
I am a huge fan of the Easy Wood Tool series and have really enjoyed using my full size Ci1 Rougher and Ci0 Finisher on spindle and faceplate projects. I guess the only real gripe is that the EWT cutter heads (while you never need to sharpen them) cost just under $20 each. So, I did some measuring with the calipers and some good old Google legwork and found that Byrd Tool makes a cutter head that is near identical to the EWT version at a fraction of the cost ($2.80 each). I’m sure...
This was a new technique for me and a learned a lot giving it a try. I think my neighbor’s kids may have learned some new colorful language too. Sorry kids! Come along an learn about eccentric turning and making a turned cabriole leg.
Greetings fellow woodworkers, Here is a brief video of how to turn a front leg for a Maloof inspired rocker. Enjoy! Turning a Maloof Front Leg>
Hey everyone, Well it was just about a year ago that I started on this project, eventually I entered it in the Winter lumberjocks contest, some may remember it,it even got a few votes. While I was constructing the workbench I was shooting video and have about nine hours of video. This is the first of a series of nine.I also have a website That I will be posting future episodes to, as well as here at lumberjocks. Prior to starting the bench I checked out the www. to see what kind of videos...
If you’re a pen turner (or are interested in pen turning), the Rockler store in Williamsport, PA will be holding a pen turning seminar on August 22nd @ 1PM. We’ll be having a live demonstration and information session at the seminar which focuses on pen turning as an art and hobby to many woodworkers. We’re also allowing woodworkers to come in and showcase their pen turning projects (no commercial or sales activities please). This event is intended to be a networking oppo...
I found this video to be very informative. As a beginner turner, I can use as much instruction as I can get my hands on.
Here is a time lapse I made of how I turn the pieces. Keep in mind I have only turned the pawns and haven’t gotten to the more complicated pieces. Because I must be crazy I am turning the pawns first, then the rooks/castles, then knights, then bishop, queen, then king…. We’ll see if that’s how it turns out. In order of power in the game. Although the king may be the weakest. This is my second dark pawn. Six more to go then on to the back row. Thanks for lookinghttp://y...
More homework from the woodturning school - After making a couple bowls with Mike, I have been attempting to get a little more familiar with my HF lathe at home. This time, I thought I would give turning a small lidded vessel a try. When I first made attempts to turn on the lathe (a couple of years ago), I experimented with shapes. Mostly exercises to try to understand the turning tools and what they can or cannot do. One such object I kept on the bookshelf because it looked interesting to...
Sorry folks for the hiatus. Been a hectic beginning to the New Year but not entirely unproductive. Towards the ending of last year, an announcement was made that the company I work for has been sold to a company in India. This has caused me to reflect a little on life, evaluate my future, and come to terms with the fact that I have made the transition to my middle aged years. Most of this will be fodder for another blog. In the interim, I spent a little bit of time working on my turnings. ...
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