Gonna get me a lil ol lathe tomorrow. Nothing fancy, just the jet mini. Going to get the 8 pc set of HF tools too I think. I havent used a lathe since high school shop class way back when. LOML never used a lathe. I think we might need a good beginners book. Any recommendations that a woodcraft store might have in stock?
Tomorrow is gonna be a good shopping day. Gonna go to home depot so the kid can do his woodworking project thing they do, then off to woodcraft, pick up the lathe, over to the mall so loml can buy some clothes, then probably lunch at chuck e cheeses, then off to HF for the cheap stuff, then hopefully back to woodcraft for more stuff :)
My son loves the kids clinics at lowes even though its nothing but hammer an nails stuff. never been to home depot for theirs, gonna try it. And chuck e cheese is a fun place. :)
I think we will be at woodcraft quite a while though :)
Got the lathe, slapped a bit of edge on some gouges and such, and fired that sob up. Let loml and son have a go at it too. We each made a square wood into a round wood with some groove looking things and a few rounded out groove looking things. Slapped a chunk of sandpaper over it too boot. Then it got dark and time for dinner. Oh well, tomorrow is supposed to be pretty decent day so...
Note: the first two pictures, top to bottom, show the sample woods I bought to match: mahogany, walnut, oak, the bottom is the side of the table. The remaining 3 pictures are of the wood in question...