Hey everyone, I’ve opened a shop on Etsy! Let’s see how this thing does! My shop name is woodshopmikestudio. Check it out, hopefully I’ll be adding some salad bowls to the listing soon! Have a great day!
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 […]
For the past few days, I’ve been rough turning some salad bowls. I’ll be finishing off my supply of hickory with these bowls. Maybe now I can tackle the rest of my lumber pile before I acquire as much Box Elder as I can handle in March!!! So, to the point of this post… My […]
Just a quick post to show my work from last night. My wife had to sleep at work due to pending inclement weather. Apparently I worried a bit too much about road conditions and suggested that my wife go in… Anyways, I drowned my loneliness in wood shavings and finished up my lot of hickory. […]
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, […]
This is a little cedar bowl I made back in 2012 and put on display at the Sunset River Marketplace. I really enjoy turning cedar. The contrast in the wood along with the smell make it a joy to work with. Anyways, it sold last month!!! Knowing that someone likes your work enough to pay […]
Today I’ll walk you through making a handle for a tool that has a square tang. This could be achieved in a similar fashion to the metal handle I made, but now I get to tell you how to turn your own handle. When selecting stock, you want to pick out a piece of straight […]