Posts Tagged ‘lathe’

First Bowl

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

I turned my first bowl over the weekend from a chunk of scrap 12/4 walnut.  I formed a dovetail recess on the underside of the bowl and used it to hollow out the inside.  I finished the bowl with paste wax.

I ordered a Cole Jaw set today so that I can more easily work the bottom of the bowl after hollowing out the inside; it should be here Friday.  I’m looking forward to starting on my next bowl this weekend.

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Hello New Lathe!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Finally, I have a lathe in my woodshop.  I have been wanting a lathe for a long time and now I finally have one.  A Laguna Revo 18|36 is in my shop and she is a beast.

My kids, for Father’s Day, got me a set of lathe tools which I have been putting to good use since the arrival of my lathe.  If you’ve never ordered anything from Laguna, let me tell you that they are a pleasure to work with.  My lathe arrived on time and in a well packed box and it was a breeze to assemble.

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I recently made a carver’s mallet and filmed the process.  See it here.

I’ve read that lathes are extremely addictive to use and I can already confirm that that is true.  It’s an incredible amount of fun.

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