Archive for the ‘Get Yourself a Lathe’ Category

Smaller Post for a Lathe Drill Jig

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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I recently received a Oneway Drill Wizard jig. Problem was the post was for a 1″ diam tool rest base, luckily, it is removable. So I turned an aluminum post 5/8″ diam for my smaller lathe. Works great.

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Turning Pine

Monday, July 18th, 2016

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Pine wood was pretty much the first “serious” material I ever really worked with. But I haven’t done anything with pine for years. I got my hands on some large logs of pine, from a tree that fell during Sandy, and figured I’d turn some lamps.

The pine is very soft and had a lot of tear out, but I really liked the grain patterns. I think a finish is really going to make it pop.

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Bourbon Jar Lamps from Bourbon Barrel Staves

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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I recently made some more Jar Lamps, only this time the bases are made from glued up bourbon barrel staves (parts of the barrel).

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Turned Bud Vase

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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I made a bud vase from some scrap plywood and a test tube. I really liked how the plys looked after oiling and waxing.

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Lathe Maintenance

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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I recently had to replace some handles (and this one) on a lathe I’ve had for over 13 years. My very first lathe as a matter of fact.

I’ve now replaced the belt, 3 tool rests, the power switch, the drive center, and now these handles. Feels good to keep the old girl running.

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In the Studio Recap

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the MAD Museum last week. I got a chance to work on some stacked lamination experiments.

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Lot of Lamps

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Made a lot of lamps for the holidays.

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Poplar (?) from Highbridge Park Lamp

Leece Wood Lamp

Birch from Highbridge Park Lamp

Rotten to the Core

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Last one from this tree

I plugged a rotted end of a large log a few weeks back, and recently turned it. Turns out there was a lot of rot in this one. Made for some “exciting” moments on the lathe.

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Last one from this tree

Three ladies

This is the last of the Big Crack series, primarily because I used up all of the wood I had from this tree.

Vacuum Lamp Round 2

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Vacuum Lamp build

Been working on a new version of the Vacuum Lamp. Surprisingly, a friend found the exact model of Electrolux the original was made from. I’ve made some slight modifications for the better, but pretty much the exact design. Only this time the wooden parts are made out of walnut instead of stained oak.

Vacuum Lamp build

Vacuum Lamp build

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One More Biggie

Friday, August 21st, 2015

More lamps

Turned one more big guy this week. I’m amazed how different the two lamps look even though they are roughly the same shape and from the same tree (pictures don’t quite show how different they look).

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