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Failure turning plywood

01-21-2013 10:05 PM by GenuineGeek | 10 comments »

Last Saturday I posed a goblet that I had made from construction grade 1/2inch plywood that was glued up and then turned. It came out better than expected.Today I was trying to turn another complimentary piece from the same products and process.Here are the pics of what happened. I am not sure if my tool caught the wood and caused the break or if the break caused the piece to move and and then catch.In any case, the plywood came apart (not at a glue line) and flew and bounced around the gar...

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Kitchen Treasures #1 Making the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin #2: Laying Out the Blank

10-05-2008 04:24 AM by lew | 4 comments »

This second part will concentrate on the layout of the rolling pin blank in preparation for cutting the slots. Create a blank that is 22” long and 2” square. Locate the center of the length (11”) and carry a line around the blank. The ellipses are 11” long and made of three pieces of 1/8” thick materialLayout a mark 5 ½” on either side of the center line and accurately carry the lines around the blank. To assist in laying out the diagonals, use a 3/8” thick spacer gauge, drawing lines...

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Homemade lathe

06-16-2007 12:03 AM by oscorner | 33 comments »

In the hopes that this may spark some interest and maybe be the answer to someone wanting to try turning without spending money on more than a few 2 X 6’s, some nails, (2) 2 X 4’s X 8’, some twine and a bungie cord or two and of course…a set of gouges or some files will work too. The first step is to build an “A” frame or super saw horse, approximately,52” long and a comfortable height for yourself, like so: This is a picture of mine, but I ha...

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Kitchen Treasures #1 Making the Celtic Knot Rolling Pin #3: Making the Saw Cuts For the Strips

10-05-2008 10:22 PM by lew | 3 comments »

Once the blank has the layout lines drawn, it is time to cut the slots for the ellipses. The first step is to set the blade height. When the cut is made, there should be about 1/8” of material left holding the two sides together. This really aids in the glue up by keeping the pieces aligned. Set the blank on the jig and adjust the angle and the end stop so that the front SHORTER layout line is positioned to the LEFT side of the blade cut. Orientation is when you are standin...

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Drill press table and much more! #4: Drill press turning (making a plane knob) Blog

10-07-2010 11:51 AM by mafe | 24 comments »

Drill press turning Making a plane knob on the drill press challenge. Last week I needed a knob for a fence I was making for my no. 3 and 4 planes, and was ready to go to the lathe.- But decided to challenge myself by making it on the drill press, with the simplest means I could find (yes I’m a child).I also took pictures as I went along so I could share it with those who don’t have a lathe. This was how it turned out. A piece of wood, if you don’t happen to have a piece ...

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Homemade tools and hardware #2: pen turning lathe prototype

08-16-2011 02:54 AM by Sodabowski | 19 comments »

Hey guys! Back from the mountains (alas, too soon). First this quickie blog post about what happens when you order a pen turning mandrel without owning a lathe. Being a cheap skate, and a long-time reuse-recycle-minded guy, I of course built myself a wee lathe with all recycled parts: motor from an old printer (or photocopier, can’t really remember, I dismantled so many of both…), pulleys and timing belt also from reclaimed hardware, so for the bearings (hidden in the block ...

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Shop Made Lathe Bed Extension

01-26-2012 12:37 AM by CartersWhittling | 8 comments »

Hello. I have wanted to have a longer lathe for a while, and I could foresee the need for it in some future projects. Then someone wanted me to make something for them that required me to turn a couple things longer than my 14” Jet mini lathe could handle. So I decided to get a bed extension. I had already tried turning them on my spring pole lathe which is longer, but turning dry hard maple is near impossible on one, particularily going from square to circular. So I looked online...

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So you want to turn green wood #2: Stock preparation and mounting on the lathe

02-11-2008 08:14 PM by Alin Dobra | 10 comments »

As I mentioned in the first blog entry in this series, I will mostly focus my attention on end grain natural edge woodturning. In this blog entry I will explain how I prepare the wood for lathe work and how I mount it on the lathe. These blog entries reflect mostly my experience and preferences for woodturning. Hopefully you can draw inspiration form this but ultimately you have to find your own way. 1. Stock Selection The first step in woodturning is, obviously, selecting a piece of w...

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Turquoise Inlay for Wood Turning #1: Turquoise Inlay for Wood Turning

06-29-2010 03:55 AM by NightOwl | 5 comments »

My wife and I have been working with Turquoise a good bit in our wood turned works. The project titled “Blue Starburst Bowl” received some great feedback along with a couple requests for a blog on our process of inlaying with natural stone. Unfortunately we have never set out to formally document our process so we don’t have any photos of intermediate steps. Therefore, I’ll do my best to describe the steps in detail. Starting outFirst you need something to inla...

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Toot, Toot, Tootorial #2: How to make a whistle on a lathe

05-08-2010 09:11 PM by Mary Anne | 27 comments »

TOOT TOOT TOOTORIAL TWO This time, we’re going to turn a whistle on a lathe. I will be including some beginner level information since a few of the people who showed an interest in this project are novices. Besides, I think it is a great beginner project; it requires no parts or kits, just a chunk of wood, your lathe, your tools, and you. Please use all safety precautions you have available! I can’t think of any good stories to start with this time, so let’s get right toot it. Th...

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