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Woodturning #2: The snowman and nutcracker

12-20-2021 07:55 PM by FreddieMac | 0 comments »

My second project was another pencil barrel for my area. I have been using that freebie lathe but it could only do one speed. Felt dangerous and so I decided to invest in something smaller that felt like I had more control. I spent a few bucks on the Wen 8” x 12” variable speed lathe. So far, it has been very nice. Setup and moving the tool rest is quick compared to the other monster. This was my 3rd project woodturning. My mother-in-law passed away a couple of years ago. My wife mentioned that she would buy a snowman every year for Christmas. I decided to make my wife a snowman. She really like it. I turned it from some Poplar and spruce. The top hat is made of spruc...

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