Archive for the ‘Get Yourself a Lathe’ Category
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).
Thanks to everyone who came out to the MAD Museum last week. I got a chance to work on some stacked lamination experiments.
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.