|Project by aloysius||posted 09-24-2014 02:27 PM||923 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Here is the first bowl I have turned in years. It is about 8-1/4” in diameter and made from a piece of curly maple I bought from a guy in Ohio through eBay. My step-daughter was delighted to receive it as a birthday gift earlier this year.
I had just finished rebuilding an old wood lathe found on Craig’s List in Houston. I couldn’t pass up the machine after I saw the bronze name plate that read: Manual Training School, St. Louis, Mo. 1887. Although the 1920’s motor on the 1887 machine may not be able to do much work . . the machine is a beautiful piece of history!
I hope to try my hand at some more turning after I finish building my new woodworking shop. I love rebuilding and using “old iron”. Tools from 1920’s thru about 1970 have been (or are in line to be) rebuilt and used. C’mon retirement time . . . then I won’t be living in Austin and working in Houston any longer!!