If you have an older chainsaw, you’ve probably heard it say this before: “Help, Help! cough, umpfh, vrooooommmmm! cough, sputter, death.” I’ll walk you through the steps of rebuilding a carburetor andl bringing a Stihl 026 chainsaw back to life. Maybe I shouldn’t lead off with this, but my Husquvarna 55 has never given […]
This is really more of a “look what I did” post than my typical How To. Anyways, I gotta just have fun sometimes too, right? I also realized that I hadn’t posted about the progress I’ve made towards generating an inventory of bowls… Shame on me.When you are a woodworker, (especially a woodturner) people will […]
Get out the super glue and keep your fingers apart at all times! Lets get this ornament tutorial wrapped up! As with most things in life, get a plan in place and get to work. I like to layout my pieces to be assembled in a neat little space. I have three components here (sorry […]
Making the finials is the last step before assembly. These take an inordinate amount of time when it’s too cold to work in your unheated garage. Basically what I’m saying is it’s all my fault for the delay. Check out the post and I’ll show you what happens when you get in a hurry while […]
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 […]
I know what you’re thinking. Mike, it’s the second post of this series and your derailing already?! I think this is a great opportunity for two things. One, for me to make some small hollowing tools & two, for me to show you how I made them! Not all ornaments need to be hollowed. In […]
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!