|Project by HalDougherty||posted 09-14-2009 03:52 AM||2061 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I”v got a new tool. It’s an older Sears 12” X 40” lathe. I built a table for it last week with a 2X4 laminated top and 2X4’s for the legs and supports. I’ll be adding several bags of cement or sand to dampen vibrations. I should have taken photos of the bench, but what the heck, it’s a shop bench and I didn’t build it for looks. Here’s a few of the items I turned today. Rolling pins, carving mallet and a huge persuader. So far I’ve turned cherry, maple, elm and pear. The pear is the toughest, but it sure makes a smooth finish when sanded to 600 grit. I’ve used tung oil for the mallets and vegetable oil for the rolling pins. I’m going to use thinned epoxy on the elm rolling pins. The grain is too open and the finish is a little rough. Turning is going to be the woodworking I do for fun. Guess what I’m going to give for Christmas gifts….
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com