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 […]
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 […]
What do you get when you mix steel wool with vinegar? Yes, you get steel wool that smells like vinegar, but that’s not the point. I’ll give you a hint. You can start ebonizing wood with the product of your mad science experiment! Believe me? Find out for yourself with my tutorial. Supplies Vinegar Steel wool […]
Want a metal handle with a comfortable grip for your turning tools without the big price tag? I’ll show you how and have a bit of fun in the process! The best part is that I was able to find all of the necessary components at my local Home Depot to make 2 handles. Interested? […]
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. […]