My first 4 bowls turned on a 1940 Craftsmen lathe

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Project by Chsalas posted 04-21-2014 01:00 AM 1128 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My previous posting about this lathe, I made my first four bowls. I’ve only taking training on YouTube, from a few sites and learned by doing so I’m a noob. The first big vase looking thing was my first attempt. It was a good learning piece andI got things figured out.
The second was a live edge bowl. It ’s the smaller of the two live edge. It was easy, I learned a lot and had a blast making it.
The oblong live edge, was not fun. I made the mount for the 4 jaw chuck and mounted it, turned on the lathe and as I just finished hollowing it out, it came out of the chuck, almost taking my head off. ( I did scream a little). Lesson learned, if it’s seems loose, it is. Oh well, no harm no foul

The smaller vase / bowl thing was my latest. I think I got this down down. i’m using laminated walnut and cherry ( I have a ton of it) and it seems to work fine.

I’m using the Easywood tools. I can’t say enough good things about them. If you want to turn wood that’s the way to go. If you want to spend you time sharpening tools and turning wood, then use the conventional tools. I have those too, but since I got the easy wood tools, they don’t get used as much.

-- I make the best sawdust!

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#1 posted 04-21-2014 01:25 PM

Very nice! Nothing like an old lathe to make turning great fun!!

-- Dennis, WV

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