Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - lathe - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 4 Dec 2016 00:22:40 PST BLOX v1.01 From Firewood Log to Bowl (First Woodturning Project) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Firewood-Log-to-Bowl-First-Woodturning-Projec/
From Firewood Log to Bowl (First Woodturning Project) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/0F81/IVO3PQ9M/F1U0F81IVO3PQ9M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/0F81/IVO3PQ9M/F1U0F81IVO3PQ9M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/0F81/IVO3PQ9M/F1U0F81IVO3PQ9M.SMALL.jpg craftedworkshop I turned this chunk of firewood log into my first bowl on the lathe. This is my first ever woodturning project, and most certainly won’t be my last. Turning is one of the most rewarding woodworking skills I’ve learned thus far, and now every log I see seems to contain a hidden bowl. To see this proc...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:49:14 PST
Christmas Ornament, Inside Out Turning http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Ornament-Inside-Out-Turning/
Christmas Ornament, Inside Out Turning - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/VXEE/IUSLZAET/FD9VXEEIUSLZAET.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/VXEE/IUSLZAET/FD9VXEEIUSLZAET.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/VXEE/IUSLZAET/FD9VXEEIUSLZAET.SMALL.jpg Big Nick 1967 As the silly season is almost upon us , I thought it wood be a go idea to try my hand at turning an ornament on the lathe .Starting by ripping down some scrap pine to 4 lengths by 25 mm x 25mm. They were held together with hot glue and the inside was turn . Next the 4 blanks where pull apart and g...
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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 06:16:36 PDT
Make It - Headphone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-It-Headphone-Stand/
Make It - Headphone Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/8PAZ/ITKJDEUO/FOU8PAZITKJDEUO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/8PAZ/ITKJDEUO/FOU8PAZITKJDEUO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/8PAZ/ITKJDEUO/FOU8PAZITKJDEUO.SMALL.jpg dpmakestuff A problem that's as old as time. Kick butt pair of headphones, but no where to keep them safe and looking good.Sit back and relax as I take you through the steps to make a headphone stand worthy of those beautiful cans!If you'd like to cut to the chase and think you can figure out most of it on you...
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:46:58 PDT
Five Cardboard Hacks - Woodworking & Plastic Bag Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Five-Cardboard-Hacks-Woodworking-Plastic-Bag-Stora/
Five Cardboard Hacks - Woodworking & Plastic Bag Storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/2P46/ISCBGEQY/FFG2P46ISCBGEQY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/2P46/ISCBGEQY/FFG2P46ISCBGEQY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/2P46/ISCBGEQY/FFG2P46ISCBGEQY.SMALL.jpg WelchWoodWorks I use cardboard in my wood shop to protect my work surfaces; to collect plastic or wood shavings from the lathe; to produce a test runs on my laser engraver. These hacks saves me both time and money. Most of my cardboard is source via dinner purchases from my favorite pizza store, however, at Chri...
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Fri, 2 Sep 2016 08:41:41 PDT
Wooden spheres (6 different ways) (sport ball theme) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Balls-6-Different-Ways-sport-Theme/
Wooden spheres (6 different ways) (sport ball theme) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/L20Y/IRVPCQEI/FYPL20YIRVPCQEI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/L20Y/IRVPCQEI/FYPL20YIRVPCQEI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/L20Y/IRVPCQEI/FYPL20YIRVPCQEI.SMALL.jpg Simon Beggs Wood Turning There are many different ways of turning a sphere. I will cover 6 different ways and also have a bit extra on the texturing that I did to these ones. 1. Matching a template2. Mathematical turning 3. Ring check4. Between cups (Most common but my lest favourite)5. Shaddow guide (Least accurate)6. Circ...
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 01:48:40 PDT
Steampunk Wooden Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Wooden-Bowl/
Steampunk Wooden Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/SDQF/IRUG99IB/FZZSDQFIRUG99IB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/SDQF/IRUG99IB/FZZSDQFIRUG99IB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/SDQF/IRUG99IB/FZZSDQFIRUG99IB.SMALL.jpg Simon Beggs Wood Turning Ive always liked the steampunk style and recently I saw a wood burning on a platter and someone else glue gears on a bowl. Although my wood burning abilities are pretty poor with my old $10 burner that is more like a soldering iron, I though I would give this a go. Timber is NSW rosewood and the gea...
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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 05:59:27 PDT
Custom Stamp with brass inlay http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Stamp-With-Brass-Inlay/
Custom Stamp with brass inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/7B57/IRHUOP9F/FIN7B57IRHUOP9F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/7B57/IRHUOP9F/FIN7B57IRHUOP9F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/7B57/IRHUOP9F/FIN7B57IRHUOP9F.SMALL.jpg MakerBox Ever since I got into making I've wanted my own stamp. My first attempts included cork, potato and wood. These didn't satisfy me; they were either too hard to use or just plain ineffective. So, in this Instructable I aim to show you how to make your own laser-cut or handmade stamps with wooden handl...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2016 09:30:17 PDT
Wood Turned Bird Call http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Turned-Bird-Call-About-Me/
Wood Turned Bird Call - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/ZBU9/IQYT33PH/FZSZBU9IQYT33PH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/ZBU9/IQYT33PH/FZSZBU9IQYT33PH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/ZBU9/IQYT33PH/FZSZBU9IQYT33PH.SMALL.jpg WelchWoodWorks Introduction: A friend of mine is a hunter and he asked me if I could turn him some calls for a crow hunting competition that is coming up next month. Of course I said yes! He provided me with a thick board of walnut to make them out of.I decided to document the process I used to make these bird c...
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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:31:13 PDT
Finger Mallet from a Tree Branch | DIY Woodworking Tools #8 http://www.instructables.com/id/Finger-Mallet-From-a-Tree-Branch-DIY-Woodworking-T/
Finger Mallet from a Tree Branch | DIY Woodworking Tools #8 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/123D/IQLIDBPU/F2P123DIQLIDBPU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/123D/IQLIDBPU/F2P123DIQLIDBPU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/123D/IQLIDBPU/F2P123DIQLIDBPU.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 I've built quite a bit of mallets in the past months. A Plywood Mallet, A Hot-Glue Mallet, And my favorite: A Dead-Blow Mallet from an old transformer.What I haven't built, is a small and light duty mallet. So today, I'll show you how to make a small mallet that attaches to your finger (without a ha...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:54:26 PDT
Wooden Pokeball http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Pokeball/
Wooden Pokeball - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/V5HG/IQMKJDOA/F4HV5HGIQMKJDOA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/V5HG/IQMKJDOA/F4HV5HGIQMKJDOA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/V5HG/IQMKJDOA/F4HV5HGIQMKJDOA.SMALL.jpg Simon Beggs Wood Turning As a wood turner, I can see anything that is round and know that it can be made in wood. This pokemon go craze made the pokeball a great challenge.This was a project where I challenged myself to get it done quickly, so all the measurements are done by eye and the sphere isnt perfect but you get the ...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:33:39 PDT
How to Polish Acrylic Pen Blanks for a Scratch Free Finish http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-Acrylic-Pen-Blanks-for-a-Scratch-Fre/
How to Polish Acrylic Pen Blanks for a Scratch Free Finish - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/P4VC/IQ6VCPN3/F5MP4VCIQ6VCPN3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/P4VC/IQ6VCPN3/F5MP4VCIQ6VCPN3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/P4VC/IQ6VCPN3/F5MP4VCIQ6VCPN3.SMALL.jpg NV Woodwerks After many years of testing out different polishing methods for Alumilite (and other acrylics), I've finally narrowed the process down to three main steps: Sanding, Polishing and Buffing. This process is both quick and easy, but the most important part is it is reliable. I hope you enjoy this little...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2016 08:49:14 PDT
Turning your very own baseball bat http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-Your-Very-Own-Baseball-Bat/
Turning your very own baseball bat - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/3DXD/IPQMCNB8/FFJ3DXDIPQMCNB8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/3DXD/IPQMCNB8/FFJ3DXDIPQMCNB8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/3DXD/IPQMCNB8/FFJ3DXDIPQMCNB8.SMALL.jpg MVR007 Turning a wooden baseball bat is a great first project for the lathe as it is relatively easy one once you get started and should also be a great source of fun and accomplishment once you have finished. Following this instructable will take you step by step on how to make the baseball bat from the c...
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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:34:42 PDT
How to make a slimline pen http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Slimline-Pen/
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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:20:56 PDT
The Claw Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Claw-Bowl/
The Claw Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/QR14/IORET7LI/FLKQR14IORET7LI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/QR14/IORET7LI/FLKQR14IORET7LI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/QR14/IORET7LI/FLKQR14IORET7LI.SMALL.jpg yuvallahav I call this bowl "The Clow Bowl" for its general shape, but you could call it a star bowl, since we will be making it out of a star formed wood blank. Looking at this bowl from above will make it look like a perfect five point star, or a pentagram. Preparing your blank So you've decided to make a...
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Sat, 28 May 2016 14:51:10 PDT
Turning an Ironwood Pen on a Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-an-Ironwood-Pen-on-a-Lathe/
Turning an Ironwood Pen on a Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/79IF/IORGXALB/F6H79IFIORGXALB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/79IF/IORGXALB/F6H79IFIORGXALB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/79IF/IORGXALB/F6H79IFIORGXALB.SMALL.jpg tyberinger So, why would I want to make my own hardwood pen? I'm glad you asked. There's not much interesting about a a skinny ink pen that cost (almost) literally a dime a dozen. Because wood is a natural, organic material, each pen make from wood is truly unique. Another reason is because lathe work is v...
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Sat, 28 May 2016 13:52:49 PDT
Pens With No Lathe or Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Pens-With-No-Lathe-or-Drill-Press/
Pens With No Lathe or Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/7937/IO6DZ1HS/FIO7937IO6DZ1HS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/7937/IO6DZ1HS/FIO7937IO6DZ1HS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/7937/IO6DZ1HS/FIO7937IO6DZ1HS.SMALL.jpg shogun21Jimi In this Instructable, I challenged myself to making a pen without a lathe or a drill press. But, let me be honest, I just don’t have those tools. The slim-line pen kits came from Rockler and they were on sale over the holiday season. The wood that was used is Cocobolo. Measuring and cutting p...
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Sat, 14 May 2016 21:25:10 PDT
Exotic Woods - Awesome vs Awful! http://www.instructables.com/id/Exotic-Woods-Awesome-Vs-Awful/
Exotic Woods - Awesome vs Awful! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/15GR/INJ6BORW/FHG15GRINJ6BORW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/15GR/INJ6BORW/FHG15GRINJ6BORW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/15GR/INJ6BORW/FHG15GRINJ6BORW.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Exotic hardwoods are quite spectacular, featuring bold colors and interesting grains. Many of them are very hard and dense which makes them great to turn on the lathe. I didn't have much experience with turning different tropical hardwoods, so I thought it would be interesting to test a variety and ...
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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:08:55 PDT
Football No Lathe Required! http://www.instructables.com/id/Football-No-Lathe-Required/
Football No Lathe Required! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/PDRO/IN4W0PWF/FGMPDROIN4W0PWF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/PDRO/IN4W0PWF/FGMPDROIN4W0PWF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/PDRO/IN4W0PWF/FGMPDROIN4W0PWF.SMALL.jpg man-after-Gods-own-heart My decision to make this was that it has not been done on here. I decided to give it to a friend's husband who likes football. Materials Begin by gathering 3/4" black walnut pieces that are roughly the same size. Gluing Prepare the clamps for gluing, then start gluing each piece together. Let ...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:24:33 PDT
Make Custom Cabinet Pulls http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Custom-Cabinet-Pulls/
Make Custom Cabinet Pulls - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/8LPS/IM0VL9R4/FYI8LPSIM0VL9R4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/8LPS/IM0VL9R4/FYI8LPSIM0VL9R4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/8LPS/IM0VL9R4/FYI8LPSIM0VL9R4.SMALL.jpg fixthisbuildthat You can make your own custom cabinet pulls out of any material you can turn on a lathe. This opens up a world of possibilities into making custom handles that match the wood of your project or accent the project with a totally different type of material in any color and shape your want.Materials:Tu...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 12:44:11 PDT
Make a Handle From Used Bottles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Handle-From-Used-Bottles/
Make a Handle From Used Bottles! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/XY1T/ILV7YI2I/FTUXY1TILV7YI2I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/XY1T/ILV7YI2I/FTUXY1TILV7YI2I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/XY1T/ILV7YI2I/FTUXY1TILV7YI2I.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a pile of old bottles into a new dishwasher safe handle for my ice cream scoop. There is something very satisfying about putting trash back to use! HDPE For the hobbyist If you do not see a #2 in the recycling symbol or the letters HDPE do not use it! It might burn at these temperatures ...
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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:22:34 PDT
Router Fluting Jig for Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Router-Fluting-Jig-for-Wood-Lathe/
Router Fluting Jig for Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/FSH5/IL8LEAVH/FQJFSH5IL8LEAVH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/FSH5/IL8LEAVH/FQJFSH5IL8LEAVH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/FSH5/IL8LEAVH/FQJFSH5IL8LEAVH.SMALL.jpg MissionSRX While a normal wood lathe has plenty of capabilities in its own right, there's no shortage of accessories to allow you to do more. I've already explored the disc sander so the next logical step seemed to be the fluting jig. Why a fluting jig? Because you have an indexing head lathe and have never us...
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:22:51 PST
American Patriot Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/American-Patriot-Pen/
American Patriot Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/S49B/IL17PVEH/FYFS49BIL17PVEH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/S49B/IL17PVEH/FYFS49BIL17PVEH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/S49B/IL17PVEH/FYFS49BIL17PVEH.SMALL.jpg HPandLOTR I turned this slimline pen from stars and stripes blanks and I'll show you how I did it. Cutting and Drilling your Blanks I purchased a stars blank and a stripes blank from Packard Woodworks (though you can buy them at a lot of other woodturning stores). I also bought a chrome fancy slimline pen...
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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:03:14 PST
Ultimate Lathe Dust Collection http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Lathe-Dust-Collection/
Ultimate Lathe Dust Collection - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/RHZP/IKRNPGZN/FQ1RHZPIKRNPGZN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/RHZP/IKRNPGZN/FQ1RHZPIKRNPGZN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/RHZP/IKRNPGZN/FQ1RHZPIKRNPGZN.SMALL.jpg HPandLOTR I've been searching for the answer to my woodturning dust collection problems. I've come to the conclusion that this Ultimate Lathe Dust Collection setup that I made is the best thing out there for sanding on a mini lathe. However, it doesn't help very much when it comes to turning. I think that ...
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:43:27 PST
Apple Watch Dock/Charging Stand Woodturning http://www.instructables.com/id/Apple-Watch-DockCharging-Stand-Woodturning/
Apple Watch Dock/Charging Stand Woodturning - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/RWYI/IJIWYJ2I/FS3RWYIIJIWYJ2I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/RWYI/IJIWYJ2I/FS3RWYIIJIWYJ2I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/RWYI/IJIWYJ2I/FS3RWYIIJIWYJ2I.SMALL.jpg nerdkraft I hated having my Apple Watch take up so much space and get knocked off the night stand so I made a charging stand for it. Design consideration: If you want to be able to use the 'nightstand mode' where the watch shows the time that dims then brightens before your alarm (and activates with a light t...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:34:41 PST
Filling Wood Defects With Inlay http://www.instructables.com/id/Filling-Wood-Defects-With-Inlay/
Filling Wood Defects With Inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/ABRP/IJACJSEN/FUCABRPIJACJSEN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/ABRP/IJACJSEN/FUCABRPIJACJSEN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/ABRP/IJACJSEN/FUCABRPIJACJSEN.SMALL.jpg HPandLOTR I had this 14" round Silver Maple. The wood had a few really nasty cracks and the pith was going through the side. The pith was also rotted out. I didn't want to scrap the piece of wood because just from looking at the outside, I could tell that there was spalting, rot, and a lot of figure in the...
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 05:48:09 PST
Making Awesome Tool Handles on the Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Awesome-Tool-Handles-on-the-Lathe/
Making Awesome Tool Handles on the Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F52/H6T1/IHRLDVY4/F52H6T1IHRLDVY4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F52/H6T1/IHRLDVY4/F52H6T1IHRLDVY4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F52/H6T1/IHRLDVY4/F52H6T1IHRLDVY4.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Making your own tool handles on the lathe is a really fun projects. I'm going to be making some handles for a couple of different kitchen tools, however you could use the same concepts to make handles for chisels, files, knives - or whatever you need. By gluing up different woods you can get some re...
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 09:37:59 PST
Train Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Train-Shelf/
Train Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/E6VB/IFLGEA2L/FMOE6VBIFLGEA2L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/E6VB/IFLGEA2L/FMOE6VBIFLGEA2L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/E6VB/IFLGEA2L/FMOE6VBIFLGEA2L.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR When I designed the Bi-Plane shelf (see instructable at: http://www.instructables.com/id/Biplane-shelf/ )One of my designs was for a Train shelf, so after making the plane I decided to also have a go at the train, and I think it turned out quite well. I also wanted to do something for the Back To th...
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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:14:48 PDT
Lathe attachments for a Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-attachments-for-a-Drill-Press/
Lathe attachments for a Drill Press - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/6DHS/IFI3831X/FPD6DHSIFI3831X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/6DHS/IFI3831X/FPD6DHSIFI3831X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/6DHS/IFI3831X/FPD6DHSIFI3831X.SMALL.jpg guy90 I was scratching my head about this concept for ages, but I'm pleased to see now that it works and share it with you all! Here's a way to make Lathe attachments for a drill stand. It's cheap, and you won't have to dismantle an old drill to do it. One thing I should probably mention before we go on, ...
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Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:52:09 PDT
Wood Turning 101 - What You Need To Know To Get Started on the Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Turning-101-What-You-Need-To-Know-To-Get-Star/
Wood Turning 101 - What You Need To Know To Get Started on the Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/HY20/IDTAPL7M/FONHY20IDTAPL7M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/HY20/IDTAPL7M/FONHY20IDTAPL7M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/HY20/IDTAPL7M/FONHY20IDTAPL7M.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Wood turning can seem like a mystery to many woodworkers. In fact only a very small percentage of woodworkers and makers are familiar with the lathe. I recently got a small lathe, and I thought it would be interesting to go over the basics. So when I had the opportunity to ask master wood turner Car...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:54:31 PDT
Woodturning Spin Tops http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodturning-Spin-Tops/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 05:11:01 PDT
How to Turn a Dip Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Nib-Holder/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:22:56 PDT
Jurassic World timber platter http://www.instructables.com/id/Jurassic-World-timber-platter/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:58:47 PDT
Lathe Chisel Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-Chisel-Rack/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:08:01 PDT
How to Turn a Mini-Baseball Bat/Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Turn-a-Mini-Baseball-BatMallet/
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:02:41 PDT
Rock Salt Margarita Glass! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Salt-Margarita-Glass/
Rock Salt Margarita Glass! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/MWK1/IA81Q56C/FVVMWK1IA81Q56C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/MWK1/IA81Q56C/FVVMWK1IA81Q56C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/MWK1/IA81Q56C/FVVMWK1IA81Q56C.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This glass was made from a block of salt block purchased from the cooking store and turned on the lathe. I had made a bracelet from the block about a month ago but wanted to try something a bit more complex. There were enough pieces left to make a glass... Cutting The Blocks The salt cut every ...
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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:11:47 PDT
How To Build an Oversized Compass http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-and-Oversized-Compass/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 12:38:50 PDT
"All about the bass" -repair in progress http://www.instructables.com/id/All-about-the-bass-repair-in-progress/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 01:04:26 PDT
How To Make an Awl http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-an-Awl-1/
How To Make an Awl - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/G4MH/I9M09AT2/FQTG4MHI9M09AT2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/G4MH/I9M09AT2/FQTG4MHI9M09AT2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/G4MH/I9M09AT2/FQTG4MHI9M09AT2.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Making an awl / ice pick is a great project, because it's easy to do, yet it's an extremely useful tool to have in the shop. Fundamentally when making an awl you need some sort of handle and something sharp, and there are lots of ways of doing it. Here's one way. What You'll Need: Materials:Wood ...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:51:34 PDT
Shopsmith Mobile Storage Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopsmith-Mobile-Storage-Cabinet/
Shopsmith Mobile Storage Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/6KYL/I98BO0P8/F9J6KYLI98BO0P8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/6KYL/I98BO0P8/F9J6KYLI98BO0P8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/6KYL/I98BO0P8/F9J6KYLI98BO0P8.SMALL.jpg Beave2012 Recently I purchased a Shopsmith Mark V from a family member in my mission to get a woodworking shop. I was also confined into a small space, aka my garage, so the Shopsmith fit the bill perfectly. After getting it home and unloading all the accessories I found that there is a lot of small pieces, a...
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Sun, 3 May 2015 23:53:55 PDT
Turn a Segmented Pen w/ Glitter Casting http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Segmented-Pen-w-Glitter-Casting/
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:57:24 PDT
How To Turn a Log into a Mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Turn-a-Log-into-a-Mallet/
How To Turn a Log into a Mallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/0BSR/I7W1XMEK/FO50BSRI7W1XMEK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/0BSR/I7W1XMEK/FO50BSRI7W1XMEK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/0BSR/I7W1XMEK/FO50BSRI7W1XMEK.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Making a mallet out of a log is a fun project. Some friends cut down a black walnut tree in their backyard, so I picked up a few logs, and I figured a mallet would be a great project to make out of one of them. Of course, you could use any wood that's square or round to make this! Materials & Tool...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:38:50 PDT
How to make a wood mallet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-wood-mallet/
How to make a wood mallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/0S58/I6NI7TJE/FJ80S58I6NI7TJE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/0S58/I6NI7TJE/FJ80S58I6NI7TJE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/0S58/I6NI7TJE/FJ80S58I6NI7TJE.SMALL.jpg cpine522 I have seen a lot of woodworkers , including youtube ones make their own wood mallets. These are so much fun to make and there are many takes on this classic woodworking tool. The one I am making today is made form Hard maple, and I am going to use the lathe to make the parts round. You can easily...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:06:12 PST
The Lathean Hydra: A Multi-Headed Turning Tool from Repurposed Bits http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Lathean-Hydra-A-Multi-Headed-Turning-Tool/
The Lathean Hydra: A Multi-Headed Turning Tool from Repurposed Bits - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/OXKG/I6H7JK2I/FSHOXKGI6H7JK2I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/OXKG/I6H7JK2I/FSHOXKGI6H7JK2I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/OXKG/I6H7JK2I/FSHOXKGI6H7JK2I.SMALL.jpg theskashow According to Greek mythology, every time you cut off one of the Lernaean Hydra's multiple heads two grow back to replace it. Now, with some spare bits and some creative grinding, your lathe tool can do the same thing! In this case, having multiple heads means you won't have to throw out an entire to...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:02:50 PST
Turned noodle roller/cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Turned-noodle-rollercutter/
Turned noodle roller/cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/ZDEP/I4GWXD7O/F2BZDEPI4GWXD7O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/ZDEP/I4GWXD7O/F2BZDEPI4GWXD7O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/ZDEP/I4GWXD7O/F2BZDEPI4GWXD7O.SMALL.jpg bosc85 Wooden noodle cutter, is a good beginner/intermediate lathe project, that also doubles as a great gift.You will need:Large lathe able to hold a 18-24" piece of stock.Lathe Chisels (I only used the Gouge and the Skew)2"x2"x18-14" piece of wood (I used Ash)Sandpaper Mineral oil (final treat optional) ...
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:16:03 PST
Corian Ringmaking http://www.instructables.com/id/Corian-Ringmaking/
Corian Ringmaking - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/JP7S/I48CWPWA/FTFJP7SI48CWPWA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/JP7S/I48CWPWA/FTFJP7SI48CWPWA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/JP7S/I48CWPWA/FTFJP7SI48CWPWA.SMALL.jpg stangtime Making Corian rings on the lathe is a blast. It's fun, easy, and pretty cheap. Corian and Avonite samples can be found in many places including eBay, Craigslist, and local counter top suppliers. They cut with regular carbide woodworking tools and offer fantastic results.The process I use is very ...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:55:06 PST
Offset Wooden Pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Offset-Wooden-Pendant/
Offset Wooden Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/P2QZ/I48CFAMJ/F4MP2QZI48CFAMJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/P2QZ/I48CFAMJ/F4MP2QZI48CFAMJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/P2QZ/I48CFAMJ/F4MP2QZI48CFAMJ.SMALL.jpg TimG1 Most woodworkers I know, myself included, have many small pieces of wood that are just to pretty to get rid of. This is an excellent project for those scraps and you end up with a gift for yourself or another special lady in your life.There is a video at the end of this Instructable if you just want...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:27:02 PST
Wooden pulley without a lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-pulley-without-a-lathe/
Wooden pulley without a lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/0LIP/I2VLEDMS/FQ00LIPI2VLEDMS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/0LIP/I2VLEDMS/FQ00LIPI2VLEDMS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/0LIP/I2VLEDMS/FQ00LIPI2VLEDMS.SMALL.jpg Tom Howbridge This is a simple project that you can do with your pillar drill or drill press.This pulley turned out quite nice.It works best with mdf as it is really easy to work with it helps to have a sharp chisel and dust collection and mask is recommended. You could create any size your drill can take,and us...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:18:55 PST
Cool Steampunk Guns http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Guns-From-Scratch/
Cool Steampunk Guns - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/UPK6/I2BRBYWU/F3JUPK6I2BRBYWU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/UPK6/I2BRBYWU/F3JUPK6I2BRBYWU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/UPK6/I2BRBYWU/F3JUPK6I2BRBYWU.SMALL.jpg The Wood Workshop If you don't have a lathe don't despair as you can just as easily make these guns from stuff laying around your house!Items such as old drink bottles, pvc pipes, post tubes and various otherwise useless bits and pieces can all come together to make a great gun. Imagination is the key : )In this tuto...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:03:44 PST
Ice Cream Pint Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cream-Pint-Lock/
Ice Cream Pint Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/46AI/HZTO9H1R/FIW46AIHZTO9H1R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/46AI/HZTO9H1R/FIW46AIHZTO9H1R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/46AI/HZTO9H1R/FIW46AIHZTO9H1R.SMALL.jpg kludge77 They say that necessity is the mother of invention and while I don’t claim to have invented the idea of a pint lock, this is the first one I’ve ever seen out of the wood. In addition I love how outrageous it looks with that giant old school padlock on it! This is made with some soft maple, a sm...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:29:59 PDT
Turning a Segmented Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-Segmented-Bowl/
Turning a Segmented Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/1RKB/HVVKKYJK/FN61RKBHVVKKYJK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/1RKB/HVVKKYJK/FN61RKBHVVKKYJK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/1RKB/HVVKKYJK/FN61RKBHVVKKYJK.SMALL.jpg r-philp This is my instructable for turning a segmented wooden bowl. I made this one with salvaged wood from old projects and furniture. It uses cherry and maple for the contrast, but you can use almost any hardwoods. I've found that it helps to pick ones of similar hardness. When you sand them, one won...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 19:01:53 PDT