Posts Tagged ‘lathe’

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).

More lamps

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

Two Candlestick Projects

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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.



Moroccan Bow Lathe

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

This is amazing. The good stuff starts around the 1:15 mark. Barefoot turning, unbelievable.

Via Make Magazine

Sensual Wood Turnings

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Siegfried Schreiber is an incredible wood turner. He makes some beautiful shapes that he calls sensual, and I couldn’t agree more.


Turned Oak Stool

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

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

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Paper Shade Lamp Prototyping

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Wiring blank

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.

Wired and Lit

A Tree Turns in Brooklyn

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

A Tree Turns in Brooklyn

I recently joined the Gowanus Studio Space. Finally a place I can make a big ol’ mess.

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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.

Alma Allen

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Alma Allen is a sculptor, furniture maker, and tuner who makes some beautiful pieces. His turned stools are incredible. He has inspired me to take a crack at it.

Alma Allen - unfinished stools

Do yourself a favor and check out his stuff.

Alma Allen Stools

Look what my mommy made me

Monday, June 1st, 2009

A lathe chisel canvas roll-up carrying case (say that five times). She took an old canvas tote bag and turned it into this.

All of the chisels fit

Original Bag Figuring out how it'll come together Front side All done All done

Thanks mom.