|Forum topic by TaliaferroVaia||posted 12-28-2015 04:14 AM||513 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-28-2015 04:14 AM
I saw this youtube video decided I had to try it. After a little bit of research and watching some seasoned pro’s at work making it look super easy, I selected some wood, made 800,000 adjustments and test cuts, and dove in head first. By the way, I might be the messiest gluer on the p
Just a few disclaimers:
I would consider myself an amateur woodworker and an absolute beginner at woodturning. Prepare yourself for highly visible glue lines, some ugly (not to mention poorly filled) tearout, and some arguably horridly misaligned joints. Advice and constructive criticism is welcome.
The wood used in this, and all of my projects are cutoff scraps purchased by the pallet from a lumber supplier. Going through the pallets is like a mini Christmas and I’ve found a fair amount of African mahogany, walnut, cherry, and a smattering of pieces I can’t precisely identify, but it’s beautiful. I’ve also got enough ash, maple, hickory, red and white oak to wear my tools down to a nub. To make a long story longer: I would not be doing this if I paid full retail for this wood!
Again, constructive criticism, advice, tips and techniques are welcome, invited, and greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!