|Project by Paul Bucalo||posted 04-10-2016 02:13 PM||415 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
My first ever turning on a wood lathe: a mini-bat made from seasoned oak board I acquired last year. The lathe is a Harbor Freight (HF) Midi-Lathe, purchased as a Christmas gift last year. I used a 3/4” spindle gouge (HF) to get the shape and a skew chisel to round the ends. As of these pictures, three wipe-on/rub-off coats of Watco Medium Walnut Danish Oil have been applied.
This will be a surprise present for my 12 year old grandson.
Just off the lathe and ends cut with a Zona saw.
This gives an idea of the bat’s size: 8-1/2” long.
Not bad for my first use of a wood lathe. And I didn’t injure myself in the process!
-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA