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Journey into Woodturning #26: DEATH of a LATHE - (WEN 3420t)

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 11-17-2020 03:03 PM 246 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: First Funnel?! Part 26 of Journey into Woodturning series Part 27: final review of the WEN lathe »

Ambrosia Maple Potpourri Box with Pewter Lid. That was going to be the title for this video. Little did I know the lathe was going to finally show its true colors and call it quits. The WEN lathe has served me well and taught me a great deal. I learned so many things while turning projects over the past 6 months, can I complain about it? Yes… yes I can… but we’ll save that for another video.

I managed to get my hands on a Laguna Revo-1216 and finished what I started. The new lathe is a beast! With the previous lathe I had to take lite cuts, but not with the new lathe, it just eats it up! I’m getting off topic of what the project is and we can compare the two lathes another time.

The ambrosia maple turned into a nice potpourri box. The design was well thought out, yet failed to achieve its desired goal. I wanted to show case the various swirls and colors of the ambrosia. Instead, the embellishments on the side and top, I feel, distracts from the glory of the wood color and appearance. In the end, I think it turned out great.

Here is this week’s video: DEATH of a LATHE



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