I know what you’re thinking. Really? A review about a spur drive? Come on, you are seriously low on content pal. Actually no, I’d like to pass along some information that’s kinda the point of my blog. A month of Sundays ago, I was on the prowl for a #3 MT spur drive. There are […]
Alright, back on track. Lets get to making the globe for a Christmas Ornament!There are two ways to approach the design elements of any turning project. You can either work from a sketch, or sculpt your piece as you work at the lathe. There have only been a handful of instances when I work from […]
Well, I’m back at it. Making more ornaments. I had the best of intentions to make a tutorial around Christmas, but the busy holiday season coupled with trying to finish orders in time for the big day stole my attention. This is the beginning of a series of posts I’ll make to share my process […]
I’ve finally gotten back around to working with my vacuum system to hold bowls and small children to the lathe. Just kidding, I don’t turn kids… In this post, I’ll describe my process for making a vacuum chuck for my lathe. The fun part is that this was done without buying a faceplate!
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 […]