|Project by jase||posted 07-24-2016 02:35 PM||683 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
First, I love the lathe, but fear it. After using some very dull tools at a wood shop I decided to buy some high quality ones online and wanted of course to make a custom handle. I went to the local wood supplier, and bought stainless steel couplings which I used, and the rest is history.
The top roughing gouge is mahogany/maple/walnut
The middle bowl gouge was a mixture of wood, and turned out best. I glued 3 pieces together, let it dry and planed it down. Then i glued 1 more piece on the top to make it about 2”x 2” overall. After that dried I used a chop saw and made multiple cuts around 30 degrees or so. I then took multiple pieces of walnut and glued them in where I made the 30 degree cuts and clamped it up with care. I squared up the result 1 day later, found my centers and put it on the lathe.
The bottom one was a piece of maple in the middle and a piece of mahogany on each side. Then after it dried it was roughly 2.5” x 2.5”. I used a ruler that was about the thickness of the biggest part of the tool and traced out 2 lines. I then used the chop saw to make the ends 90 degrees and lathed it up.
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