|Project by KellyS||posted 12-06-2010 03:07 PM||1786 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Well, I saw the lathe in the Rockler add and couldn’t pass it up. I didn’t have a wood lathe and didn’t know whether I would like it or not….Well, I do. Should have known, like I need another hobby. I’ve been coilecting socket handle chisels of late too. Well, the two just go hand in hand. I’ve managed to turn quite a few chisel handles since I picked it up last week. The wood is from our scrap pile where I work, large 3×3’s used for sheetmetal skids. I’ve found some good wood there. plenty of oak, Cherry, some maple, a really nice piece of curly maple, ash, an occasional piece of walnut. I think I did ok on the handles…they fit my chisels at least. The finish is a mixture of Beeswax, BLO and Turpentine…I really like the smell and it gives it a nice smooth feeling to boot. I’m not so good getting consistent diameters. I don’t have the feel for how much I’m taking off yet, but I’m sure it will come with practice. Not sure how best to terminate the end of them yet. I just have a spur center and a live center.
So, do you think these are worth anything on Ebay? I’ve thought about trying to sell some of them to support my habits.
Thanks for looking
-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.