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Wood boxes

Excellent work by J.M. (Black Walnut box), and B.B. (in-progress handle on the lathe).


Rotisserie varnishing

A cute little trick I have come up with, which heavily reduces the number of coats of varnish you need is this shonky little setup: 50 more words


Coring Silver Maple

I have been really lax and haven’t blogged in a very long time and it’s about time I got back to it.
A few weeks ago a friend let me know that he was having a huge Silver Maple removed from his yard and told me I could have as much of it as I wanted. 302 more words

Wood Lathe

The Lathe Rough Out, a concise guide

So i work mainly from whole branches… with bark on… this is partly a decision of aesthetics and partly one of being tight… I love the knotty,  barkey effect that you get from working with the whole cross section of a log, lots of character… Buuuuuut i have also never paid actual money for stock timber… 86 more words


After Many Hours

After many hours work, the Cromwell II rises again, in “engineering laboratory blue” regalia. An old hot water tank shaped with my first attempt at copper planishing acting as the catchment tray and all rust removed, she looks very smart and just the part. 179 more words


Lathes Are Awesome Follow-up

(Written By Ryan Huff)

Last week, I mentioned my short but very enlightening experience turning wood on the lathe for the first time. It was amazing, with the lathe being second only to the bandsaw. 116 more words


Finally! Some Lathe Action

After four weeks of not getting out to play, I managed some turning yesterday. I had to take some time out to help a young couple sort out the electrics in their first home. 115 more words