Mom’s birthday is coming up, so I decided to attempt to turn her some earrings….
I’ve finished making a bottle stopper with one of the Torne Lignum kits, and I’m pleased with the kit itself. It uses the same drill bit as some off the other stoppers I have made, so no additional investment needed there. It was able to fit on my previously-purchased mandrel, as well. I believe […]
Last year I made several Christmas tree ornaments for family and friends. Not pictured here are three angel tree-toppers that I turned after Nick Cook’s visit to CCW last November. He has a great write-up on how to turn them. The globe style ornaments are the most complex of the ones shown because they are […]
This past Father’s Day, my wife asked me to make a fishing pole stand for her stepdad. She thought it was a 20-minute deal, but I of course made it more complicated.
This weekend I worked on a couple of pens made from a material called ‘tru-stone’. It is pulverized stone mixed with resin. It is much harder than wood, and resulted in 2 pens becoming 1 pen when the 2nd blank blew apart while turning. 🙁 Here are a couple of pics.
Last night I finished turning a lamp. I had seen the kits at Craft Supplies, and wondered how they would work out. A month or so ago I ordered a couple of the kits and 2 nights ago was the first chance I had to try one. You’ll need a lamp auger to do one, as […]