Here’s a “rip the band-aid off”quick write up my approach to drying bowls using denatured alcohol. If you have any experience with turning green lumber, you probably also have experience with throwing away bowls that have split or cracked beyond the point of repair. You may have also encountered a piece that has warped so […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.