|Project by Steve||posted 12-08-2014 02:15 PM||1273 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I created this Holiday Snow Scene project so that I could get some practice on the lathe using different woodturning tools. I’m still figuring out how each tool cuts and which tool should be used when, so this was a good practice exercise. Plus, I got lucky and ended up with a decent holiday decoration.
I turned the tree, snowman, and lamp post at one time from an 11” piece of pine. I designed a Story Stick to use as a guide. Then cut them apart and glued them onto a 7” base shaped like a snow bank. I added some color with spray paint and Sharpies.
There are two things I would do differently next time. First, I would cut my turning blank longer to allow more breathing room on the ends, so that I’m not turning right beside the headstock and tailstock. Also, I would cut small tenons on the bottom of the snowman and lamp post and glue them into holes in the base. This would give me practice turning to a certain diameter, plus it creates a stronger glue joint.
Thanks for looking at my project. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Steve…
-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com