|Project by jjw5858||posted 06-09-2011 02:58 AM||8486 views||23 times favorited||27 comments|
Something I have been wanting to get too for awhile, I have always wanted to try to turn on a Lathe. I was unable to get to Roys Class down south in April…so I had to learn from his pictured plan from his book Wedge and Edge and being a true beginner I found my way thru it…lol
The wood is not the most gorgeous pine you will find but Lowes fit the bill.
The Keys are made of Oak Dowel and a few taps of the homemade Cherry Mallet from a fallen tree taps them in solid and this thing holds very well indeed.
Everything is made by hand except for using my electric drill and grindstone bit to cone the bolts to make the centers.
But I do not feel too much of a cheat..lol…for I did handfile them first a good amount to get them started in cone shape.
Still have some finishing of design here and there but once I got it working I used some old files and some Scrap Pine dowel….and hell it worked!!...and I was amazed. Once that was accomplished I sent out for the Henry Taylor’s and went on to make a holding rack which just slides and hooks on the bed and comes off with ease.
My treadle which is not pictured, it is a slab hinged to a cross slab which I stand on….lol, Nothing fancy but works effective and holds well while pushing my foot.
The feet of this piece were done with…...a coping saw…yes I know….lol…...a challenge it was coping curves with a 2×4. After this I got smart and actually just sent for a nice Frame Saw (Turner Blade.) Glad for the package of extra cope blades! All other curved areas were also with my cope saw.
It was a fun and hard working project, great in rewards and satisfaction as you can see my total greenhorn turning..lol Its a start, and a helluva lotta fun once you get into the rythm of it and after a enjoyable Saturday in the shop and an hour plus of your feet and body turning away the Beer tastes that much better in the evening.
Thanks for looking and checking it out! CHEERS
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB