Lathe Art Collages

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Project by woodchucker1 posted 01-07-2022 07:56 PM 620 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first home was over 100 years old. When I did some renovations I saved the Lathe that was in the walls. Plaster was spread over the lathe back then. There was no sheet rock panels. One day I decided that I would try my hand at making some art collages from it. Its just like making a photo puzzle by cutting all the pieces of lathe to get what you see here. A scroll saw is good or a band saw with a thin blade, One eigth or one quarter will cut fine curves if you need to. A little sanding on a belt sander helps too. You can glue or tiny nail the pieces to the plywood back. Acrylic paints are good for color . You probably can still buy bundles of lathe at Lowees or Homey Depott. Not sure. Its been a while since I made these. (Not 100 years ). I added a few props to the Barn/Gas Station. A tree (weed), couple of Harley Davidson 1/25 scale motorcycles, and fence too. Let your imagination go and it will be fun a project.

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#1 posted 01-07-2022 09:04 PM

Those are a really nice artistic repurpose of material with personal historical significance.

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#2 posted 01-08-2022 04:08 AM

All of these are very nice. I like the ship the best.

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