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Journey into Woodturning #39: Funnel Fail Repair - wood turning potpourri purpleheart rim pot

01-12-2021 03:13 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project had a great plan laid out. Light colored wood for the bottom and a darker piece for the top. Purpleheart rim will provide a great contrast and is a much harder wood then maple. The plan was in place. I went a little deeper than normal on the mortise and even deeper still by burning the circles around the logo. As I cleared out the inside, I thought I was about as deep as I should go. Grabbed Christmas gift scrapper and BAM! Got a catch, which ripped out the bottom of the bowl....

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Forge table #6: Turning the legs

01-07-2021 11:31 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

Got some time at the lathe today and here’s what happened: Took me almost an hour per leg, but the last one went quicker than the first couple, so there was progress. Most of the work was done with the skew, but a little with a thumbnail gouge and some with a domed scraper. Then it was time to bore holes for the stretchers. I marked a center in the worst side of each leg, and drilled with a brace and a half-inch auger bit until I heard the little tschick of the lead screw popping ou...

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Journey into Woodturning #38: Honduran Rosewood Burl Pen

01-07-2021 03:04 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

Pen projects are a great reinforcer of the basics and its been awhile since I turned a pen. When I saw this Honduran Rosewood Burl, I knew it was going to look fantastic. I was not disappointed with the end result. Here is this week’s video: Honduran Rosewood Burl Pen

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Journey into Woodturning #37: Urn for 2020!

01-05-2021 05:37 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

This project was great practice and symbolically putting 2020 in the grave might be to kind for that year. It should certainly go down in history as one of those rare years (assuming we aren’t in for more like it) that people may have thought the world was ending. Beyond the COVID, the absolute strangest events in my mind…the Rainforest was on fire and the Sudan flooded. Let me repeat that, a wet place was on fire and a desert was flooded. That being said, I was asked by a friend who ha...

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Forge table #4: Roughing the legs

01-03-2021 09:28 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

Finally got back to working on the table again today (after almost three months off). All my clamps are busy holding bookcases that got glued up this morning, and it was time to move this forward a bit. I had made some roughly rectangular pieces of ash for the legs last time. Today I felt good enough about my lathe skills to make them round. At 32” long, they’re about the longest piece I can work in my lathe. I put on the Nova chuck with the 2” jaws. That can reliably hold pieces this s...

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Journey into Woodturning #36: Bottle Stopper Nostalgia

12-31-2020 03:12 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

Woodturning Adventure Review, Q&A, Nostalgia and Outtake Collection This little bottle stopper project turned out great. I didn’t realize when I started this project it would have such an emotional effect on me, as it’s made from scraps of the projects turned this year. It’s like a collage of all the work completed this year. Very sentimental. How many projects can you identify in the stopper that were turned this year? Here is this week’s video: Bottle Stopper Nostalgia

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Journey into Woodturning #35: Largest Fruit Bowl I ever turned!

12-29-2020 04:47 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

Ambrosia… with a SURPRISE!! Maple is a wonderful wood to work. It is not very hard and can be finished to a nice luster. In this piece I was granted a bonus, as I discovered some absolutely stunning curly maple in the bowl section of the wood. Now this was the second time I turned a fruit bowl, but it was the first time I turned a fruit bowl this big on the new lathe. It really was not my intention to turn the large fruit bowl to the same look as the first small fruit bowl, but it certainl...

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Journey into Woodturning #34: Safety Razor

12-25-2020 03:19 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

Safety Razor? Just like the trend in growing a beard and not needing a shave, times are changing. There seems to be a resurgence in the classic shave. Some have taken the risk at straight razors, but many have turned to less dangerous alternative like the Safety Razor. I knew going into the project I wanted a strong wood that was a burl. I was pleasantly surprised that the Coolibah is not only a very strong wood, but is nearly always in burl form. Link to the video: Red Coolibah Burl Sa...

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Journey into Woodturning #33: Funnel Bowl Failure!

12-23-2020 03:09 PM by MovingChips | 0 comments »

Second attempt at the Etimoe. Using the face plate was much better, but still a failure. After using the worm screw on the first attempt and switching to the face plate, I did not put the plate on the correct side. I realized the issue after turning it round. I suppose I could have turned around again, but that would mean it would have several holes from the screws on the bottom through the bowl. I decided one big hole would be easier to fix then several small holes. Getting past the fu...

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New (to me) Rikon Lathe

12-23-2020 12:09 AM by MrWolfe | 0 comments »

I recently bought a used Rikon 70-100 lathe with some accessories. I got a pretty good price but of course I’ve doubled what I’ve spent on it for chucks, face plates, live centers and a few tools. I recently built a wedgie/small parts sled for it and I’ve just finished my first glue up and turned bowl. I’m counting it as a learning exercise. Some things turned out great with it and others not so much. For the most part the wedges were great and fit re...

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