|Forum topic by Ted||posted 06-29-2014 04:02 PM||1409 views||0 times favorited||32 replies|
06-29-2014 04:02 PM
Since it will be at least a week, probably longer, till I can stock up on pen blanks… and my job has me too busy to get into any project start to finish, I figured there is no reason my little lathe should sit idle. So I screwed a piece of Sapele to a turning plate, rounded it up, and will add bits and pieces of Whatever wood when I have a little time. I have no idea how this is going to “turn” out…. get it? Turn out? haaa haaa…. Anyways, it may become a bowl or it may become a vase or it may become a box or it may become an umbrella stand or waste basket or…. well, I just don’t know yet.
I have a small variety of woods to use, including zebra, padauk, bubinga, oak, walnut, makore, zircote, cocobolo, pine, and a few others. Since I can edit this original post at any time, I will keep a record of the woods used here in post #1.
This should be interesting, if not slightly entertaining. So, without further ado, starting from what I assume will be the bottom….
1 – Sapele, http://hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/sapele.htm , 4-3/4” wide x 1” thick, screwed to the plate.
Since I may have to remove this project from the lathe at any given time, I opted to screw it to a turning plate rather than mounting it to my Nova chuck.
-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.