It’s been quite a while since I’ve turned a chip-n-dip platter, so it’s good to be making one again. This is a beautiful piece of ambrosia maple with some lovely birdseye and lots of character. I’ve rough turned the piece and it’s now soaking in a denatured alcohol bath. I’ll be fitting it with a […]
Over the years of exploring wood turning forums, a name began appearing, Thompson Lathe Tools.
While turning some 20″ platters, I came to the realization that my beloved lathe needs a new heart. Not just any heart, a bigger, stronger, slower heart. Slower?Yes, a new motor was in order for my lathe. The 2hp is good, but when turning large pieces at low speed, it lacks the torque needed. So, […]
Need another option for reverse turning? A vacuum chuck could be your answer.
The latest addition to the ornament family of 2013. They have already been adopted too! What a happy Christmas story. On the left is ebonized oak with holly finials. It is 4.5″ tall and weighs .933oz.On the right is lacewood with sapele finials. It is 5″ tall and weighs .837oz.