Furthering my effort to chronicle my projects and progress with a woodworking lathe, here's my latest creation. My first bowl with a lid. Using Kent Weakley's great tutorials and videos at https://turnawoodbowl.com, this was a breeze. Since I really only have small stock available, the results are quite a bit smaller than I've seen elsewhere … Continue reading Lidded Bowl
To get some woodturning practice in this afternoon, I turned a small piece of maple (6"x6"x2" I believe) into what I'm calling a candy dish. It isn't a regular bowl shape. Rather, there's a small base upon which the dish sits and the sides of the dish have more character than a simple bowl shape. … Continue reading Maple Candy Dish
As mentioned in New Shop Addition, I have started learning how to use a lathe. In the past couple weeks I have started learning how to do faceplate turning, as opposed to spindle turning used in making pens. For now I've concentrated on bowls and small dishes. We'll see where it progresses, but right now … Continue reading Next Up – Some Bowls!
This past Christmas, my workshop gained a new piece of equipment: a lathe! It's a Grizzly T25290, 12x18 and boy do I like it. The day after Christmas I drove down to Rockler and Woodcraft and quickly learned how much other stuff you have to buy - turning tools, sharpener, sharpener stand, chuck, adapter, safety … Continue reading New Shop Addition