Archive for the ‘Get Yourself a Lathe’ Category

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.

Last one from this tree

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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More lamps

Big Lamp Making

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Latest lamp

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.

Latest lamp

Latest lamp

Latest lamp

Leece Lamp Finished

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Finished and Wired

All oiled, waxed, and wired up. I have no idea what species this wood is, but I like the way it looks.

Finished and Wired

Finished and Wired

Leece Lamp

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Tung Oil

Working on a new lamp, have no idea what species the wood is. Wedding gift for some cool people.

Turned and Sanded

Maker's Mark

Two Candlestick Projects

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Here are two Candlestick projects I’ve been working on.

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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.

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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.

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Turned Foosball Players

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Offensive Line

Had my students turn foosball players on the lathe and couldn’t resist making some of my own.

Offensive Line

Thanks Maya for the video.

Turned Plywood

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Initial Test

The ability to turn what would normally be scrap material is one of my favorite things about the lathe. I’ve been gluing up small blanks of plywood with a slight slant, and then seeing what I get. So far I like the results, there might be something here.

Initial Test Glue-up

Bigger Glue-up

Roughed Out Blank