Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turning a Spinning Top on the Lathe

Here is a video of turning a top on the lathe.  It isn't a "how to" video, just a here you go video.  I really don't have enough know how for it to be instructional. 


Monday, November 21, 2011

The Lathe is Tops!

And other things too, but whatever it is, it sure has been fun!

It seems that every spare moment I get, I go out and turn something on the lathe. 

Check out all of these tops.  These are only the extra ones.  The kids have their own with their own stuff and I have given some others away.  

You can see two small bowls that I turned also, the bowls that the tops are in. 

I call this one the "Drunken Sailor" because when it spins down, it does a funny "drunken sailor" dance.  I don't think that I have ever actually seen a drunken sailor before. 

I have also been making some spoons. Turn a piece of wood into a spoon shape, cut it in half on the bandsaw and carve out the bowl and there you have it... A SPOON!   Two actually.

We have also been turning some pens with friends.  Here they are in action!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Turned Wood Projects

I am really having fun with my new lathe.

Here are two projects that I have made in the last two days.  They are small turned boxes from Laurel with wax for a finish.  The lids are spinning tops!