|Project by Trackman||posted 08-26-2012 09:25 PM||1155 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
I bought a new Nova DVR lathe and this was the first project. First of all let me say that the DVR is incredibly smooth and quiet, everything that one could ever want in a wood lathe.
The first stopper is made out of maple burl with a walnut insert in the top. Number two is just plain old red oak that I got out of a reclaimed pallet. The third one is walnut with cherry inlayed sides. Finally I made one out of figured white oak with purpleheart sides. As you can see from the last picture, I just glued thin strips of contrasting wood to all four sides. The only tricky part of this kind of inlay turning is that you have to make sure that your blank is exactly square from the start so you end up with your inlay being symmetrical on all four sides.
This was the first turning that I have done in a year and I wanted to start with something simple. I had forgotten how much fun woodturning can be.
-- Trackman, Washington