I turned a few lamps out of oak and got some finish on them. I experimented with stain (I rarely use stain, but when I do it is usually on oak) and tung oil on one and the other two got some Danish oil. I like how the Danish oil brought out the contrast between light sap wood and the darker inner oak.
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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.
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.
I recently made some more Jar Lamps, only this time the bases are made from glued up bourbon barrel staves (parts of the barrel).