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.
Are you tired of the tiny platform that was supplied on your bench grinder? If you’re not ready to shell out for a Wolverine grinding system, but can’t stand the thought of sharpening another tool until it’s fixed, then here’s the tutorial you’ve been looking for. All you need is an hour and a few […]
Today I’ll show you how I process a log for making bowl blanks. This is a hickory log that has sat for about 4 months. Today, a brisk Black Friday, I played while my wife and mother-in-law went shopping. First, lets get something straight. This is my method of processing logs. Using a chainsaw is […]
Here is the tool cart I built for all things wood turning. You know the scene… Tool pandemonium. You set out to use your lathe, but first you have to round up all the necessary equipment. Let me get my face shield, my dust mask, earplugs, tool wrap, chuck, faceplate, and the list goes on. […]
This little guy started off over a year ago, long before the hair-brained idea of building a dedicated bowl lathe took over my sanity. It had some cracks in it from the onset, but I wasn’t scared. I thought it would be a great time to try out a new medium for filling in […]
This project started when I was gathering hickory about a month ago at a relative’s house. While pillaging the fallen trees on his property that had fallen victim to heavy rain, he mentioned a cherry tree that had also fallen about two months prior. My knees went weak. I started to drool a little at […]
I cut some hickory from the crotch of a tree about 3 weeks prior to rough turning it. I knew I’d get around to turning it relatively soon, so I just put it in a plastic bag instead of messing with painting or waxing the blank. This blank was very shamefully cut, so it was […]