Since I started turning I've wanted to do larger pieces.
The wife was kind enough to let me get a Powermatic 3520B with two bed extensions (118" total bed length).
This is the first turning.
The wood was one of two trunk sections from a pine tree a neighbor was throwing away.
Both pieces had...
This is my second large turning, approximately 18 inches by 4 inches.
This was from the second of two trunk sections of a pine tree.
The damage from the termites living in the wood is more evident, as is the spalting.
I have identified the 4 types of spalting in this single piece of wood...
I carved the guy in the rocking chair back in April and thought i was finished. I had originally planned to have more characters, but thought it was more work than I wanted, especially since I wanted to do the glider. But I like a challenge, so I did the glider and then the lady, and then I...
A former boss asked me to fix/replace a baluster/bannister/spindle from his house.
I guess it was a year ago, maybe longer.
I finally got around to making him a couple.
The first one was a practice piece. It had a knot hole that was half the thickness of the spindle.
I turned it with the piece...
I made some sample handles a few weeks ago for a gentleman who sells walking sticks.
He called and asked for more so I turned these.
Average time on the lathe from square blank to 320 grit sanded was 10 minutes.
Some pieces were Curly Movingui or Curly Morare.
I don't know the species of the...
Wow.... How do I say thank you?
So, I have been out of town on a business trip and my wife picks me up at the airport with this in the back of the truck. It was an early Christmas gift…..
As I first saw it… Can you guess what it is?
Thank god for this orange lift cart I was able to...
Remote controller modification
Powermatic 3520b Motor Controls Rewire
I got my Powermatic a couple years ago.
As I was researching its features I came across an article about removing the entire motor controller panel and putting it into a switchbox.
I like that Idea much better than the...
The boss, er wife, let me get a new lathe a couple years ago, a Powermatic 3520b.
After a Craftsman tube-type lathe, it was a tremendous step up, big, heavy, quiet, smooth, variable speed, reversible.
I am curious how many turners running reversible lathes work from the 'back' side of the lathe...