Posts Tagged ‘lathe’
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.
This is amazing. The good stuff starts around the 1:15 mark. Barefoot turning, unbelievable.
Via Make Magazine
After a little inspiration from Alma Allen, I turned my first stool (I guess it could work as a low end table as well). One of the bigger pieces I’ve ever turned.
Made from an oak tree that fell in the Poconos. I finished it with stain and tung oil.
14″ tall 10″ diam
I’ve been prototyping a pretty simple lamp using a piece of paper as the shade. A little fine tuning is still needed to get the dimensions right, but I’m liking where it’s going. I’ll probably group three or four of these lamps together with shades made from letter size (8.5″ x 11″) and legal size (8.5″ x 14″) paper.
Maybe go the kit route, I make the lamp base, you build the shade. More to come.
I recently joined the Gowanus Studio Space. Finally a place I can make a big ol’ mess.
There are so many great people/designers/artists/tools at this place. And they have a lathe. Although, it kind of feels like I’m cheating on my wife with my new girlfriend.