Hello Permies People
I bought a Taig lathe many years ago. This Summer I decided to upgrade from a generic AC motor to a brushed DC motor with speed control. This motor is used on Sherline lathes but they fit on the Taig. It was an expensive upgrade! When I got that lathe I had metalworking in mind but this time I wanted to try my hand at wood
turning. The perfect excuse to shop for more tools!
Here it is, my first turned project
. I used beech and didn't have anything in mind I just went with the flow. I ended up with a nice little cup perfect for my ebony necklace.
Next I found a piece of spalted birch. This was a more difficult wood to turn because the log was a bit punky.
End grain would tear off and that means lots of sanding. Neverthelesss, the result is quite nice! There is a lot to learn.
I had a lot of fun and I knew I'd end up with a bunch of boxes. What to do with them... Yes! Seed
Exploring sizes, shapes and lid designs. Another one made of beech.
Perfect for treasure. Unfortunately the angle on the lid tenon is too large. I like tight fitting lids to prevent spills.
Hope they please the eye. I'll add more when I get some time :)