Lots of activity this week!
Our Patriot Turners-
@Masonsailor continues to work on his tiered lazy susan. Check out what he has accomplished this past week!
@Gerald decided to fancy up some of his "fire sticks" with textures-
Gerald explains his methods and what tools he used to create the designs, here-
Gerald also gave us a link to some beautiful turnings that can be purchased-
@Woodbutcherbynight isn't one to let things go to waste. His beautiful wood and glass goblets provided the extra materials to create these gorgeous candle holders-
He explains more in his post-
Woodbutcher also gave us a heads up on a nice 2 part video by Mike Peace on making a turned jewelry box-
@FlGatorwood used some "fog" wood to turn some beautiful rolling pins-
He created a really nice pictorial of the process used in making these-
@John Morris posted a picture of a "traveling lathe". Pretty Cool!!
What’s Coming Up-
Click on the above image for the link to more information and registration.
For The Newbies-
The Woodworker's Journal posted a nice article on a beginners guide for lathe tools and sharpening. Although primarily for traditional turning tools, they do mention carbide insert tools.
Mike Waldt has a nice video that shows us we may not need as many of those turning gouges as we might think-
Expand Your Horizons-
Sorry, couldn't come up with anything really exciting here this week.
New Turning Items-
The folks at Woodturners Wonders have a couple of interesting things. First, if you belong to a club, you can gat a nice discount for ordering from them.
They also have a nice sanding package for the next couple of days-
You can find there website at- https://woodturnerswonders.com/
I wanted to try out the texturing tool that Mike Peace developed. Some of the parts were in my junk box so it wasn't going to be an expensive lesson if I failed. I found the bronze bushings at the Fastenal dealer and that's the only thing I had to purchase.
These bushings had a different O.D. than the ones Mike referenced so I made up the difference with a wooden insert.
Then pressed the bushing assembly, along with a small magnet, into the brass plumbing nipple. Used JB Weld to secure the bushing assembly.
To reinforce the brass tube, I turned a maple dowel to fill the void behind the bushing assembly and pressed it into place.
Next, turned a handle from a scrap piece of wood and drilled the end for the brass tube-
The pressed the tube into the handle-
Cut off the ned of a copper elbow and pinned it with a nail to act as a ferrule.
Tried it on the hollow vessel I've been playing with-