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A little magic...

So here is the latest experiment… wood, resin, and most importantly, GLITTER!

cut and  pour:

I actually had some quote significant leaks there… ended up with a lot of pretty glitter on the bench… its still there actually, its really hard. 31 more words

Wood Lathe

Machining my own wheels

Because I can and because I am cheap.

This is the third step in machining the wheels.  Here I have already cut the flange diameter to size, the tread diameter to size and length, and i am getting ready to put the angle on the face of the flange.  131 more words

Model Railroading

Mother's Day Bowl

Just a quick post today about the bowl I turned for my mom’s Mother’s Day gift.  I hadn’t turned a bowl this large before.  It was a fun one! 82 more words



Here’s the sister (or brother) record to Iridescent – “Evanescent”. This record contains the other tracks I love, that haven’t made it to vinyl over all these years. 48 more words

Walnut - natural edge bowl

A step-by-step of my hardwood bowl turning from a 7″ blank I purchased on the Internet. The most “tricky part” is when it gets to removing the tenon at the very end. 314 more words


Spin it Up!

Today was spent mostly in the garage/shop, working on bikes, taking care of a few maintenance items, making changes, fixing things… that sort of thing. It was nice to turn up the music and do some laid back work, after all the heavy trail work the past couple weeks. 140 more words

Trail Day

A Buyer's Guide to Lathe Options

Lathes are complicated machines, and buying one requires weighing a lot of options. We’ve already talked about buying new Asian, or old American machines (with apologies to the Germans, British, Swiss, and all the other fine 20th century machine tool making-countries). 1,753 more words