Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - lathe - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:41:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Turning a Segmented Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-Segmented-Bowl/
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 19:01:53 PDT
Blue Jean Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-Jean-Bracelet/
Blue Jean Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/YZF3/HVTWBJFM/F0YYZF3HVTWBJFM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/YZF3/HVTWBJFM/F0YYZF3HVTWBJFM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/YZF3/HVTWBJFM/F0YYZF3HVTWBJFM.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made this from a recycled part of old blue jeans.These jeans of mine had seen better days, but with a little epoxy and a quick turn on the lathe, I transform them into something unique!I originally sprayed it with lacquer, but it just wasn't right. So I sanded it off and left it unfinished. The pa...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 19:53:26 PDT
Colored Pencil Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Colored-Pencil-Ring/
Colored Pencil Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D1P3/HUYM4GQG/FFHD1P3HUYM4GQG.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a ring from a box of colored pencils. 12 pencils glued into a blank an then turned on the lathe. The outcome is striking! Finished with spray lacquer.Ring sizing to bit size for inside diameter: http://www.walkersjewelers.com/Support/CompanyInformation.aspx
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Sun, 11 May 2014 10:12:40 PDT
Steampunk Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Desk-Lamp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSH/Q9H7/HURHS0RR/FSHQ9H7HURHS0RR.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed... I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fitti...
By: kludge77

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Sun, 4 May 2014 20:13:44 PDT
Make a Yoda desk ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Yoda-desk-ornament/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/44SW/HTEUCVZT/F0844SWHTEUCVZT.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I turn a Star Wars candy dispenser into a sage desk ornament. Master Yoda's wisdom should not be discarded so readily.. The wood is claro walnut with a wipe on poly finish.
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:18:54 PDT
Making a Wooden Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Wooden-Ring/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SDXF/HTS5AUCR/F1ISDXFHTS5AUCR.SMALL.jpg Switch and Lever Rings are great, but what if you don't either have the money to buy or the knowledge to make your own silver or gold rings. You could go with plastic, but if you really want to create something which stands out I would suggest looking at more natural materials, materials such as wood. Let's get st...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 03:06:00 PDT
Sonic Screwdriver Wand: Doctor Who meets Harry Potter http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Screwdriver-Wand-Doctor-Who-meets-Harry-Pott/
Sonic Screwdriver Wand: Doctor Who meets Harry Potter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/2767/HTN3JTQF/FW22767HTN3JTQF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/2767/HTN3JTQF/FW22767HTN3JTQF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/2767/HTN3JTQF/FW22767HTN3JTQF.SMALL.jpg CabbitCastle Backgrund: About a year ago a friend of mine saw a very nice Sonic Screwdriver Wand made by Maranda Li aka Praeclarus Wands. Due to those being sold out she asked me if it would be possible for me to make her one, which is what I'll be attempting to do. Having talked to her about possible manufa...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:38:25 PDT
DIY Drum Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drum-Sander/
DIY Drum Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/6RG6/HSM52E1N/FWD6RG6HSM52E1N.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR This is only a short guide to help with something a don't like doing Sanding I think sanding is not the most interesting part of the project, unfortunately its the part that can either make or break the look of the finished job. On several occasions I have found a need to sand around corners o...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:53:21 PDT
Pencil Spin Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Spin-Top/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/U4LY/HSM50JYN/FKOU4LYHSM50JYN.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a piece of sycamore turned to a top shape. You then insert a pencil and spin it up. I used 1/4 copper collars to give the pencil a tight grip. It draws cool circles and shortening or lengthening the pencil will give it different paths as it alters the center of gravity.
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:52:47 PDT
Esspresso Coffee Wooden Tamper Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Esspresso-Coffee-Wooden-Tamper-Handle/
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:31:16 PST
Make A Ray Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Ray-Gun/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:54:05 PST
Turned Wood Peppermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Turned-Wood-Peppermill/
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:40:29 PST
Turning large bowls on the table saw. http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-large-bowls-on-the-table-saw/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/BICR/HRI956X8/FI5BICRHRI956X8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/BICR/HRI956X8/FI5BICRHRI956X8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/BICR/HRI956X8/FI5BICRHRI956X8.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios My wife wanted a center piece but I don't have a large lathe.  After testing the idea I dove right in and coved it out!  lol, "coved it out?  Get it?  Ahhh, wood nerds.  There will be a full 30+ min how to video soon but I really liked the way the short video and the bowl turned out and wanted to sh...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:50:37 PST
Deep Dish Cove Cut Slab Table Top Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Deep-Dish-Cove-Cut-Slab-Table-Top-Experiment/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/HIGA/HR4STAUN/FYAHIGAHR4STAUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/HIGA/HR4STAUN/FYAHIGAHR4STAUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/HIGA/HR4STAUN/FYAHIGAHR4STAUN.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Using a circular cove cut to dish an entire slab table top on the table saw.  Please keep in mind this is an experiment as part of an idea for another build.  That said it seemed to work and work well so I am sharing it here.  I have never seen this done before on this scale.  This is an *at your ow...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 20:23:59 PST
Wine Bottle Stoppers http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Bottle-Stoppers-1/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:31:02 PST
Wooden Christmas Ornaments (on the lathe) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Christmas-Ornaments-on-the-lathe/
Wooden Christmas Ornaments (on the lathe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/490K/HP4LU7PE/FS1490KHP4LU7PE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/490K/HP4LU7PE/FS1490KHP4LU7PE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/490K/HP4LU7PE/FS1490KHP4LU7PE.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie In this step by step, I will be showing how to make some quick and easy Christmas tree Ornaments on the Lathe. I used scraps for these, so you could easily use split wood from a fire-wood pile, store bought "pen blanks" or random scraps laying around the shop. I will show how to make a simple Ice-si...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 10:59:24 PST
Easy Homemade Wooden Tea Cup Without A Lath http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Homemade-Wooden-Tea-Cup-Without-A-Lathe/
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 17:41:18 PST
How to Grip your Woodwork http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Grip-your-Woodwork/
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 08:57:47 PDT
Tippie Top: This might be the most fun thing I've ever made http://www.instructables.com/id/Tippie-Top-This-might-be-the-most-fun-thing-Ive-ev/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/S0W4/HM8DB45I/F7VS0W4HM8DB45I.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This was turned on my lathe from a small piece of claro walnut I had in the shop. It was originally from a bag of firewood I bought.   I turned it in about 15 minutes, but it took anther 30 minutes to get the shape right for it to flip over on it's head.
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:06:50 PDT
Router Jig for flutes on Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Router-Jig-for-flutes-on-Wood-Lathe/
Router Jig for flutes on Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/NZTP/HLFI78CG/FS0NZTPHLFI78CG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/NZTP/HLFI78CG/FS0NZTPHLFI78CG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/NZTP/HLFI78CG/FS0NZTPHLFI78CG.SMALL.jpg tstan1136 Flutes are cool little grooves that run parallel to a turned object's long axis. Lots of people do em by hand, or have specialized machines/jigs to help them do them. I made a quick jig to run flutes along some cool little muddlers I had turned.  Build the sliding base The lathe at techshop has ...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:53:55 PDT
How to Select a Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-for-beginners-Part-1/
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:05:50 PDT
Inside-Outside Vase http://www.instructables.com/id/Inside-Outside-Vase/
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:31:42 PDT
UFO light http://www.instructables.com/id/UFO-light/
UFO light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/AE83/HJKC11QI/FZEAE83HJKC11QI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/AE83/HJKC11QI/FZEAE83HJKC11QI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/AE83/HJKC11QI/FZEAE83HJKC11QI.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie This little novelty UFO light is sure to get a lot of attention! This is a UFO desk/table lamp. Made on the lathe from Walnut, Maple and Oak. It has 8 LED's around the perimeter of the disk. The LED's came from hacking up a dollar store flash-light. I used the switch as well, from the flashlight. I ...
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Tue, 6 Aug 2013 10:03:33 PDT
Spice Jars on a Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Spice-Jars-on-a-Wood-Lathe/
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:55:57 PDT
Make a cake stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-cake-stand/
Make a cake stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/AJ63/HJKC2CS3/FFHAJ63HJKC2CS3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/AJ63/HJKC2CS3/FFHAJ63HJKC2CS3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/AJ63/HJKC2CS3/FFHAJ63HJKC2CS3.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie I saw this cake stand at Bed bath and beyond. My wife was going to buy it, when I stopped her and said No, I can make that The top platter is 10-1/2" in diameter. The base is 7-1/2" in diameter. The entire thing stands 7" high. This is a great piece and could easily be used for many many other thing...
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 09:32:03 PDT
Wood Bangles on the lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Bangles-on-the-lathe/
Wood Bangles on the lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/HL13/HINOBK7Q/FLQHL13HINOBK7Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/HL13/HINOBK7Q/FLQHL13HINOBK7Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/HL13/HINOBK7Q/FLQHL13HINOBK7Q.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie In this instructable I will show you how I make wood bangles on the lathe. These little bracelets make beautiful gifts for friends and co-workers. Grab some wood Go to your scrap bin and look for some good material. The size you need depends on how large of a bangle you are making. A.4-6" diamete...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 13:12:33 PDT
Rings made from solid wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Rings-made-from-solid-wood/
Rings made from solid wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/I7XZ/HIPIXHXL/FKCI7XZHIPIXHXL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/I7XZ/HIPIXHXL/FKCI7XZHIPIXHXL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/I7XZ/HIPIXHXL/FKCI7XZHIPIXHXL.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie These are quick and simple rings made form small scraps of hardwood turned on a lathe. The rings pictured here are Walnut and Hickory. I haven't tried these out of soft wood such as pine, but I do not think they would work to well so stick to a hardwood. These really are very simple, the hardest par...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 21:25:03 PDT
Mother's Day Handprints in a solid wooden frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Handprints-with-a-turned-wood-frame/
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Thu, 9 May 2013 10:31:29 PDT
Salt Cellar with a pivoting magnetized lid. http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Cellar-with-a-magnetized-lid/
Salt Cellar with a pivoting magnetized lid. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/RBBF/HFSH5BU1/FFYRBBFHFSH5BU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/RBBF/HFSH5BU1/FFYRBBFHFSH5BU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/RBBF/HFSH5BU1/FFYRBBFHFSH5BU1.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie This is a salt cellar that pivots open and closed with a metal pin and holds its-self closed with the use of a couple rare earth magnets. Its made from Ash, and finished with a 3 stage buff and a food safe wax. It pivots at one point with a metal pin and stays closed using 2 rare earth magnets. Thi...
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Sat, 4 May 2013 17:57:49 PDT
Lathe turned plastic bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Lathe-turned-plastic-bowl/
Lathe turned plastic bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/RJM9/HBFFJQHH/FYERJM9HBFFJQHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/RJM9/HBFFJQHH/FYERJM9HBFFJQHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/RJM9/HBFFJQHH/FYERJM9HBFFJQHH.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie I found a bunch of this plastic in different shapes and sizes. Im not sure what the technical name for it is, but I have seen it used in many jigs at machine shops. I posted a forum topic questioning what it is here. I had to try making a bowl. Chuck it up on your lathe This piece already had ...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:51:53 PST
Turning Wooden Nutcrackers from blanks http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-Wooden-Nutcrackers-from-blanks/
Turning Wooden Nutcrackers from blanks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/CGVX/HAUNM0LV/FHMCGVXHAUNM0LV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/CGVX/HAUNM0LV/FHMCGVXHAUNM0LV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/CGVX/HAUNM0LV/FHMCGVXHAUNM0LV.SMALL.jpg tstan1136 I wanted to make some cool nutcrackers for Christmas, but couldn't find anything resembling free instructions! Most plans are in books or plans you buy online.  So, I did alot of guesswork and research, and came up with a pretty easy way to assemble em ( labor intensive though) I've got pictures of...
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:13:13 PST
How to make Cooking Spoons http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Cooking-Spoons/
How to make Cooking Spoons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/H8NK/HAUNN3EZ/FB2H8NKHAUNN3EZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/H8NK/HAUNN3EZ/FB2H8NKHAUNN3EZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/H8NK/HAUNN3EZ/FB2H8NKHAUNN3EZ.SMALL.jpg Sam DeRose This post shows how to make multipurpose wooden cooking spoons on a lathe. I wanted to make my mom something for Christmas, and I also wanted an excuse to learn how to use a wood lathe, so I made some cooking spoons out of walnut. *I decided to make three spoons, two 10", and one heavy duty 14".  ...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:13:09 PST
Striped Salad Servers http://www.instructables.com/id/Striped-Salad-Servers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/X9FC/HAWBWHMB/F14X9FCHAWBWHMB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/X9FC/HAWBWHMB/F14X9FCHAWBWHMB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/X9FC/HAWBWHMB/F14X9FCHAWBWHMB.SMALL.jpg Sam DeRose This post depicts my process in making some "striped" salad servers out of walnut and cherry. This is not officially a step-by-step guide, but it can be if you apply the steps from my Walnut Cooking Spoons Instructable. These two projects are so similar that I figured I would be writing the same In...
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Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:49:12 PST
Easiest way to make octagons for wood turning. NO MATH OR MARKING! YAYY! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-way-to-make-octagons-for-wood-turning-NO-/
Easiest way to make octagons for wood turning. NO MATH OR MARKING! YAYY! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/EYKA/HAM7L50U/FACEYKAHAM7L50U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/EYKA/HAM7L50U/FACEYKAHAM7L50U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/EYKA/HAM7L50U/FACEYKAHAM7L50U.SMALL.jpg tstan1136 To turn a long piece of square wood into a shapely cylinder on the wood lathe, first your going to have to chop off the corners and turn it into an OCTAGON.  Now, I remember most of my high school trig and know a few ways of marking off corners and measuring to get that perfect octagon from a square...
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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:48:54 PST
recycle pallet wood into turned art http://www.instructables.com/id/recycle-pallet-wood-into-turned-art/
recycle pallet wood into turned art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/WOVC/H9T4QX8R/F72WOVCH9T4QX8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/WOVC/H9T4QX8R/F72WOVCH9T4QX8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/WOVC/H9T4QX8R/F72WOVCH9T4QX8R.SMALL.jpg montana mindsmith this instructable is about how to take a chunk of pallet wood and turn it into a bowl/vessel on a lathe.  this is not a "how to turn" instructable; there are lots of those out there as well as plenty on how to build your own lathe if you don't have one.  this is simply one way i like to re-use palle...
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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:38:54 PST
Treedle Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Treedle-Lathe/
Treedle Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/8MYX/H8CVKAEU/F4U8MYXH8CVKAEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/8MYX/H8CVKAEU/F4U8MYXH8CVKAEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/8MYX/H8CVKAEU/F4U8MYXH8CVKAEU.SMALL.jpg Goodluck Yep, the title is a pun, sorry. If you've ever watched much of Roy Underhill's show The Woodwright's Shop on PBS, you've seen him use a self built treadle lathe. If you haven't watched much of Roy Underhill's show, why not!? Seriously, look up if/when it shows in your area and watch it! I'm workin...
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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:18:14 PDT
Turning a custom beer tap handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-custom-beer-tap-handle/
Turning a custom beer tap handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/2M5D/H7997UEF/F022M5DH7997UEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/2M5D/H7997UEF/F022M5DH7997UEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/2M5D/H7997UEF/F022M5DH7997UEF.SMALL.jpg Lifeisgoodman In this instructable, I will walk you through how to create a basic wooden tap handle that can be used on any kegorator or serving faucet where a tap handle is found.  The design possibilities are endless, but you should follow a few basic steps to end up with a great handle. Wood lathes are typica...
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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:03:04 PDT
Wooden Battle Tops http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Battle-Tops/
Wooden Battle Tops - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/5K44/H742P8I4/FHI5K44H742P8I4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/5K44/H742P8I4/FHI5K44H742P8I4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/5K44/H742P8I4/FHI5K44H742P8I4.SMALL.jpg russm313 My kids have recently become fascinated with spintops, so I thought I would make them a set of "battle tops".  This instructable will cover general instructions for making the arena and the tops.  I am going to assume you already know how to use a lathe. Items/tools need: 8" Square piece of pi...
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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:09:06 PDT
Plywood vase http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-vase/
Plywood vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/1TJQ/H742ZP0B/F651TJQH742ZP0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/1TJQ/H742ZP0B/F651TJQH742ZP0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/1TJQ/H742ZP0B/F651TJQH742ZP0B.SMALL.jpg derwassi This vase is built by using multiple rings of multiplex (plywood) boards glued on top of each other and then turned using a lathe. What you need Some scrap multiplex boards which must be size of the maximum radius of your vase. Any saw that can make round cuts (bandsaw, jigsaw or even a scroll sa...
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:26:44 PDT
Pencil holder from fence post on the lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-holder-from-fence-post-on-the-lathe/
Pencil holder from fence post on the lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/W2V6/H461OW6N/FMAW2V6H461OW6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/W2V6/H461OW6N/FMAW2V6H461OW6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/W2V6/H461OW6N/FMAW2V6H461OW6N.SMALL.jpg ramz858 fence post = boring, turned pencil holders = fun(er) I made these at Maker Place http://www.makerplace.com from an old 4" x 4" cedar fence post laying around. Of course you don't need to use a fence post, any 4 x 4 will do. It just shows that you can bring life back to any chunks of wood laying a...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 16:49:45 PDT
EZ bowl from 1 board on the lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Laminated-redwood-bowl-from-1-board/
EZ bowl from 1 board on the lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/WP26/H461WVEN/FJ2WP26H461WVEN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/WP26/H461WVEN/FJ2WP26H461WVEN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/WP26/H461WVEN/FJ2WP26H461WVEN.SMALL.jpg ramz858 Here's a quick and dirty example of a redwood bowl made on the wood lathe at Maker Place: http://www.makerplace.com/ This bowl started as one 1' x 8' board. The 1 ft by 8 ft redwood board cost me $16 at the local lumber yard. Tools required (All available for use at Maker Place): ----------------...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:05:52 PDT
Wooden Ball Bearing http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Ball-Bearing/
Wooden Ball Bearing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/42W6/GDVZOATG/FFJ42W6GDVZOATG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/42W6/GDVZOATG/FFJ42W6GDVZOATG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/42W6/GDVZOATG/FFJ42W6GDVZOATG.SMALL.jpg kcedgerton This instructable will show you how to make a very cool looking ball bearing out of wood. I have always been interested in ball bearings, so I decided to make one my self, and I decided that making one out of metal would be too much like bearings that you can buy, so I chose to make one out of wood....
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Sun, 3 Oct 2010 19:42:02 PDT
From Blank to Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Blank-to-Bowl/
From Blank to Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/578N/H2ULR4LN/F2K578NH2ULR4LN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/578N/H2ULR4LN/F2K578NH2ULR4LN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/578N/H2ULR4LN/F2K578NH2ULR4LN.SMALL.jpg frankenboom Wooden bowls are beautiful and easy to make because they come straight from a log. There isn't any cutting or gluing, so the natural beauty of the wood can shine. Once you figure out how to use the lathe tools properly, it's really satisfying to watch the shavings pile up by your feet. First, you ne...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 14:43:47 PDT
How to Use a Template to turn Multiples on a Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Template-to-turn-Multiples-on-a-Wood-/
How to Use a Template to turn Multiples on a Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/CS5D/H2MYLOU1/FRMCS5DH2MYLOU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/CS5D/H2MYLOU1/FRMCS5DH2MYLOU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/CS5D/H2MYLOU1/FRMCS5DH2MYLOU1.SMALL.jpg houndstoothy This is a super simple way to create low fidelity multiples for prototyping purposes. Choose & Mark Material: Cut to Square I chose some cheap construction grade pine for this exercise.  I'll be making 3 wheels for part of a chair mock-up. Measure and cut squares; make a corner to corner 'X...
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Fri, 25 May 2012 21:57:34 PDT
Building a Wood Lathe Work Bench with drawers using recycled vintage lumber http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Wood-Lathe-Work-Bench-with-drawers-usin/
Building a Wood Lathe Work Bench with drawers using recycled vintage lumber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/1177/H1AH6I6E/FDO1177H1AH6I6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/1177/H1AH6I6E/FDO1177H1AH6I6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/1177/H1AH6I6E/FDO1177H1AH6I6E.SMALL.jpg jskingry So I have been having problems storing all my wood turning junk lately, it seemed like all those little pieces were getting lost in the clutter, I needed a storage solution and I needed one fast but I did not want just anything I was holding out for something great that would last a lifetime and wor...
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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 16:25:21 PDT
Multi-Axis Turned Wood Canteen http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Axis-Turned-Wood-Canteen/
Multi-Axis Turned Wood Canteen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/2589/GYQFN1IK/FP52589GYQFN1IK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/2589/GYQFN1IK/FP52589GYQFN1IK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/2589/GYQFN1IK/FP52589GYQFN1IK.SMALL.jpg Scotttland   Multi-axis, or 'eccentric' wood turning is the turning of parts in two or more phases, set at different axis.  The different axis can be parallel, angular, or at 90 degrees.  In most cases, this will mean turning a piece of wood in a very lopsided way, with the center of gravity offset from the ax...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:46:47 PST
Best of 2011: Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-of-2011-Workshop/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/H0UY/GX718WLG/FOIH0UYGX718WLG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/H0UY/GX718WLG/FOIH0UYGX718WLG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/H0UY/GX718WLG/FOIH0UYGX718WLG.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick It's hard to put together a list of outstanding projects from the year since their have been so many great Instructables submitted to the Workshop category.  From projects that help us live better to projects that help us build better, 2011 was a productive year in the workshop and we're just taking...
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Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:46:23 PST
Making Perfect Circles With a Belt Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Round-Things-With-a-Belt-Sander/
Making Perfect Circles With a Belt Sander - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/LN8F/GXDWYJYU/FMGLN8FGXDWYJYU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/LN8F/GXDWYJYU/FMGLN8FGXDWYJYU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/LN8F/GXDWYJYU/FMGLN8FGXDWYJYU.SMALL.jpg bfk Often, I find myself needing a wheel, plug, or round insert for something and don't have the round stock to make it. Here's the quick way I made a round cap to fit the winch in my small barn using a belt sander. Rough-Cut Your Circle No real need for accuracy here.  Just insure the shape you cut ...
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:47:34 PST
Turning new handles for your lathe tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-new-lathe-tool-handle/
Turning new handles for your lathe tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/SO5P/GV9CEV15/F0DSO5PGV9CEV15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/SO5P/GV9CEV15/F0DSO5PGV9CEV15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/SO5P/GV9CEV15/F0DSO5PGV9CEV15.SMALL.jpg jskingry I bought a used wood lathe about three months ago, it came with a set of really nice Crown chisels also.  The Crown chisels are made with great high speed steel, the only problem was the tiny handles on them, the factory handles were about 8.5 inches in length which is way too short for serious turn...
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Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:27:50 PST
Turrning a European Style Wooden Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Turrning-a-European-Style-Wooden-Pen/
Turrning a European Style Wooden Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/FBEG/GRTHMX1G/FX3FBEGGRTHMX1G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/FBEG/GRTHMX1G/FX3FBEGGRTHMX1G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/FBEG/GRTHMX1G/FX3FBEGGRTHMX1G.SMALL.jpg finbar galdeep Turning wooden pens is a fast turning operation, that is great for gifts, practice, or just making a great pen. These pens are made with kits that go from around 7$ for a smaller pen with a standard blank, to 50$+ for high quality pens with rare burl blanks. This is a European style pen from woodcra...
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Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:57:45 PDT