|Project by reggiek||posted 08-10-2009 10:02 PM||5520 views||0 times favorited||19 comments|
I spent this weekend setting up my new Powermatic 3520b lathe. I played with the chucking…and tailstock…along with making sure all the components were working and within tolerance.
I started out on a round of Paduak that I had sitting around….I didn’t mind using this as it had some big checks running down through the center…In the later pictures…I have glued up the checks, hollowed out the vessell and am deciding on a nice finish?
This is the first time I have worked with this wood….it is nice on the lathe….although it is very similar to turning oak. The color is beautiful as is the grain patterns….the dust from this wood is said to be very irritating so I used a respirator and heavy coveralls….even with them…I found some skin irritation where my gloves didn’t meet the sleeves.
All in all it was a good run…and I will surely start showing the real finished items as I turn them….I am now working on a very nice staved blank…but have run out of purpleheart for some of the contrast…Hopefully my order will get here soon so I can run another.
I yearn to turn…
-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!