This will be my first official non shop-furniture project so i thought i’d document it.
I just finished up a lathe table from a design in shop notes, issue 10 this past weekend. I wired up the lathe Sunday afternoon then went inside to watch the hockey game… halfway through the second period – boom! There was a horrible noise… a drunk driver had swerved off the road and uprooted a maple tree in front of my house! It was 3:30 in the afternoon!!! Luckily no one was hurt. The car was no longer drivable and the police arrived as the guy was taking off on foot!
Well, I was looking for a first project for the lathe, so this was as good as any… the tree was on the township’s property, but when they came to clear it, I had them leave the trunk. I figure I could make a few pepper mills out of it? maybe a carver’s mallet? We’ll see what i’m left with… more to come
Lathe table prior to wiring up and attaching the lathe