Archive for the ‘Get Yourself a Lathe’ Category
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.
Turned a big one this weekend. Made from the same tree as this guy, so I expect a big split to happen any minute now.
Side note: My nephew helped me out on this one, he did an amazing job.
Here are two Candlestick projects I’ve been working on.
One I call the Candle Scope, made of turned aluminum, steel, and glass. The candle flame is projected on to a nearby wall. It can be blurred or in focus.
The other I call Glow in the Spark, a turned walnut tea light holder with glow in the dark plastic inserts. The candlelight “charges” the plastic and they glow after the candle has been snuffed.
Had my students turn foosball players on the lathe and couldn’t resist making some of my own.
Thanks Maya for the video.