What to do with a block of spalted elm? Take it to the lathe of course. In this time-lapsed video I am showing how I made a quick 9″ tall candlestick for a standard 3/4″ candle. I don’t often do turning, but when I do … I have fun. Stay turning my friends.
Did He Just Say He Went to Harbor Freight?!? I know … I know what you’re all thinking: “You get what you pay for.” – Actually I was thinking, “What a cheapskate.” The old HF – great now he thinks he’s one of the kids using acronyms – gets a lot of excrement for …read in detail
I was a strange kid. When I was in high school in the mid-nineties my peers were interested in watching Married with Children and playing on their PS1s. (I was still slumming it with my NES.) Sure I was happy to watch an episode of Married with Children; but if I flipped across PBS and …read in detail
Growing up in a family of six on a First Sergeant’s pay, meant that my parents provided my brothers and I with what we needed but there wasn’t much left over for extras. My father actually learned to refinish antiques because busted-up old – what other people called trash – antiques were cheaper than buying …read in detail
My shop is an outbuilding constructed from cinder blocks. I suppose it has advantages, but a big disadvantage is that whenever you want to attach something to the wall it is difficult and time consuming. Over the last several weeks I have bought and built a significant amount of new clamps, and leaving them in …read in detail