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, […]
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 […]