|Project by breadly||posted 01-26-2012 05:46 PM||786 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
As a Christmas gift a couple years ago, my father-in-law bequeathed to me a ShopSmith from the 1940’s. I guess it belonged to my wife’s great-grandfather.
I spent some time cleaning it up, and while i can’t bring myself to use the table-saw function, It’s worked great as a drill press, sanding disc and lathe.
Since I’d never owned a lathe before, i tried my hand at some turnings. First two bowls are made from 2×12 contractor grade pine. The “cup” is made from a small hunk of moldy/spalted oak i found in the leaves on a walk in the woods. Haven’t succeeded at anything larger yet.
Wifey was kind enough to provide hand-modeling services for the ‘baby-bowl’ :-)