My wife gave me an Alan Lacer skew for Christmas. I made an oak handle for it this afternoon and posted this Skew Handle in the projects section. It ended up being an easy and quick turning project, but I couldn’t figure out an easy to make it on my own. In any case the Alan Lacer 1 3/8” skew is a monster. The shaft is a 1/2” x 3/4” x 3” inch rectangle. I couldn’t think of an easy way to make the mortise in the handle for the tool shaft. I had dinner ...
Will post full reviews of both systems later, but just wanted to drop a note. The Nova Vacuum Adaptor gets a thumbs down. It works in conjunction with the handwheel. Didn’t work with a shop vac, didn’t work with my vacuum pump. I spent all kinds of time making custom fittings for it. Still no go. The bearing is just too leaky. Maybe if I slathered the whole thing with some grease, but I am tired of messing with this thing. The Hold Fast Universal Vacuum Adaptor gets a hearty...
... woodturning smock/jacket. This was not my idea but I thought that I would send the tip along to others. Not everybody has extra cash for such luxuries.Thanks,Brett
LJ’s This is how I make a bottlestopper. This piece of laburnum I got when they cut down this tree , it was only 200 meters from my house!! My bottlestoppers are sold and most of the money goes to charity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ6x-_-b84I&feature=share&list=UUdl_tamYXjTTHIg7DgMUmZQ Thanks for watching
Here is a video showing how I rough turn wood blanks for lidded boxes on the lathe from wet wood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klYnaje3vqQ&feature=share&list=UUU_N6BtSICI7yMMvubPFSlw Sorry, the embed isn’t working for this video but the link works.
Been awhile since I had shop time. The last three weeks have been pretty much on call and vacation with the kids so it feels good to get back to work on some things. As I progress on the lathe, I have been wanting to experiment with more delicate turnings. Much of my work has been more heavy handed so far and I wanted to work with curves, thinner walls, and trickier hollowing. I had a small log I discovered that had been sitting in the basement since the beginning of time so I mounted it a...
As a woodturner, I have seen my work go from about being about to about being more complex. I don’t quite know what happened to make that change, but I just simply lost the interest (for now) in making simple things. I found it pretty funny, since I began turning for the exact opposite reason. I could go to the lathe and make something that was pretty nice (by my standards at that time) in an hour. I had started in woodworking via the traditional means of making furniture and box...
Hi Jocks! I had been wanting to make another quick project so out to the shop I went and made another cupcake stand. This one is for my oldest daughter who just completed a cake decorating class. Hopefully this will be a good motivator for her to make some nicely decorated cupcakes to see and display, if only temporarily! ha. Thanks for checking out this video. It was spur of the moment but still fun and satisfying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUd4nIzSq7M&list=UUU_N6BtSIC...
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.
My new bench grinder came in yesterday. Having done very little research before purchasing my lathe, I hadn’t realized just how expensive all the extra necessities were going to be; heck, I didn’t realize how much more I would have to buy before I’d be ready to start turning. Needless to say, I haven’t had the opportunity to sharpen my tools once since I purchased them in November and as a result have done very little turning on my home lathe. After the bowl turni...
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