Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - lathe http://www.instructables.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:25:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:38:25 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
Hand Turned Tea light or Eggcup http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-light-or-Eggcup-/
Hand Turned Tea light or Eggcup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/K7T8/HT2U170Y/FUUK7T8HT2U170Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/K7T8/HT2U170Y/FUUK7T8HT2U170Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/K7T8/HT2U170Y/FUUK7T8HT2U170Y.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR We went to an outlet shopping village this weekend where I got some Yankee Tea Light candles and decided to make some bases/holders for them. The pictures above are the final outcome, I will leave it to you to decide if they are Tea-lights or Egg-cups, but I think they could serve both purposes. ...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:13:06 PDT
Recycling paper to make seed pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-paper-to-make-seed-pots/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:05:28 PDT
Snow Globe Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Snow-Globe-Base/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:48:34 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
DIY Drum Sander http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drum-Sander/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:53:21 PDT
honey dipper with scoop http://www.instructables.com/id/honey-dipper-with-scoop/
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 06:57:27 PST
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
Hardwood Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardwood-Pen/
Hardwood Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/XGJQ/HS18G0CJ/F9DXGJQHS18G0CJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/XGJQ/HS18G0CJ/F9DXGJQHS18G0CJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/XGJQ/HS18G0CJ/F9DXGJQHS18G0CJ.SMALL.jpg sircorvus In this tutorial we'll hand-make a luxurious hardwood pen using a lathe.  The 24 karat gold plated hardware for the twist mechanism, clip, pen cartridge, etc, as well as the hardwood blank, can be bought from many local and online sellers such as Penn State Industries or WoodCraft. I made it in Tec...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:17:28 PST
Make your own chess players http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-chess-players/
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:05:01 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
Turn A Baseball Bat On The Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-A-Baseball-Bat-On-The-Lathe/
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:13:09 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
Turned Wooden Ornaments http://www.instructables.com/id/Turned-Wooden-Ornaments/
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 14:12:42 PST
How to Make a Wooden Foot Roller (Massager) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Foot-Roller-Massager/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/KG52/HQS4WC4Z/FZ9KG52HQS4WC4Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/KG52/HQS4WC4Z/FZ9KG52HQS4WC4Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/KG52/HQS4WC4Z/FZ9KG52HQS4WC4Z.SMALL.jpg HPandLOTR Watch my video on how to make your own foot roller. I used black walnut and a coat of a 10 to 1 mixture of paste wax to mineral oil. The tools I used to make this were a skew chisel, roughing gouge, and my lathe. If you want to know more about this project than just send a message to my inbox or lea...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:06:54 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
Christmas Bowls http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Bowls/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/FWAB/HQ4QHXKR/FUHFWABHQ4QHXKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/FWAB/HQ4QHXKR/FUHFWABHQ4QHXKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/FWAB/HQ4QHXKR/FUHFWABHQ4QHXKR.SMALL.jpg youngti These are two bowls I made for a Christmas present..  Both are Maple burl.  I used the shop lathe and polished them with 600 grit wet dry.  Once done with that I used General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish.  After each coat I would buff with 000 steel wool.  Then let them dry for 72 hours.
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 17:16:04 PST
Pencil drawer. A place for the one thing I'm always losing... http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-drawer-A-place-for-the-one-thing-Im-always-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/VPI9/HQ43ZP38/FDEVPI9HQ43ZP38.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made a drawer for the one thing I'm always losing in the shop. It's just a 1" dowel, with a channel and a turned pull. I drilled out a 35mm hole and now I'll always know where to find my pencil.
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:28:31 PST
Cheap Lathe Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Lathe-Chisel/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:08:25 PST
Wooden Christmas Ornaments (on the lathe) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Christmas-Ornaments-on-the-lathe/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 10:59:24 PST
We All Make Mistakes http://www.instructables.com/id/We-All-Make-Mistakes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/AJHM/HOG8V3AA/FH0AJHMHOG8V3AA.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Look we all make mistakes, it's part of life. It's just I happen to have mine on film.  We need to remember that very few completed projects come without the errors. Enjoy my goof ups, and be careful out there in the shop...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:37:47 PST
How to Make a Spinning Top on the Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Spinning-top-on-the-Lathe/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 09:00:09 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
Wooden Foot Massager. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Foot-Massager/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/S8F4/HNM4I2O9/FRUS8F4HNM4I2O9.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Wooden Foot Massager. This is a skew chisel only project, and a fairly simple one. You could just as easily do this with a spindle gouge if you prefer. This blank is from a leftover piece of stair banister and has a good weight to it. Finished with shellac and smelly sock....
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:03:34 PST
Pendulum Wave - From Shop Scraps http://www.instructables.com/id/Pendulum-Wave-From-Shop-Scraps/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/OUAG/HNE45D60/F1KOUAGHNE45D60.SMALL.jpg kludge77 So I saw this pendulum wave video on YouTube and thought, "I wonder if I could make that?" It's a scrap wood project and entirely for my own amusement. I used a 1" dowel, a couple of cedar boards, and some network patch cable. I spent about an hour last night just setting off, over and over and ove...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:41:35 PDT
Pumpkin Candle Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Candle-Holder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/W7YV/HMVJPLDU/FS8W7YVHMVJPLDU.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Just in time for Halloween, this is a pumpkin candle holder. Turned from pear, it should age to a deep orange in a couple of weeks. The outside was shaped with files and finished with a coat of poly for shine
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:35:27 PDT
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
Turning a wood bracelet from tobacco sticks http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-wood-bracelet-from-tobacco-sticks/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/C104/HLSGSCPT/FMLC104HLSGSCPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/C104/HLSGSCPT/FMLC104HLSGSCPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/C104/HLSGSCPT/FMLC104HLSGSCPT.SMALL.jpg Fool4peppers I create wood bracelets by gluing up old tobacco sticks into blanks to turn the bracelets.
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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:43:41 PDT
Pear Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Pear-Bowl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/IBDE/HLO24S6X/FR6IBDEHLO24S6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/IBDE/HLO24S6X/FR6IBDEHLO24S6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/IBDE/HLO24S6X/FR6IBDEHLO24S6X.SMALL.jpg kludge77 This is a small hunk of pear crotch with a large crack and exposed bark. The wood was from a co-workers fallen pear tree. I took the whole thing and will have pear projects for many moons. The green wood was rough turned in July, it has dried enough for a final turning. Totally size was about 7" o...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:17:52 PDT
Simple Half-lap legs for a small side table http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Half-lap-legs-for-a-small-side-table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/D3EW/HLJV3DYL/FSED3EWHLJV3DYL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/D3EW/HLJV3DYL/FSED3EWHLJV3DYL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/D3EW/HLJV3DYL/FSED3EWHLJV3DYL.SMALL.jpg kludge77 Sorry for my chisel bumbling to all the hand-tool fanatics...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:55:48 PDT
Oval Table From Crib Slats http://www.instructables.com/id/Oval-Table-From-Crib-Slats/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/KOHO/HLFV0OR6/FUZKOHOHLFV0OR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/KOHO/HLFV0OR6/FUZKOHOHLFV0OR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/KOHO/HLFV0OR6/FUZKOHOHLFV0OR6.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I made this table from the slats to my kids crib. I'd had them in the shop for a while and couldn't think of anything to do with them. All the sudden my brain said, "Make a table!" So I did. Materials: Pine crib slats 5/4 cherry for base 1/2 plumbing pipe spray paint wipe on poly for the finish. ...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:09:47 PDT
Industrial Aluminum Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Aluminum-Table-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/RMWT/HLFUR8MX/F1YRMWTHLFUR8MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/RMWT/HLFUR8MX/F1YRMWTHLFUR8MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/RMWT/HLFUR8MX/F1YRMWTHLFUR8MX.SMALL.jpg kludge77 I bought a cheap table off Craigslist for a few bucks. It's top was damaged pretty bad, so I decided to remove it and try something new. I've had this large round of aluminum for years in my shop. It was bolted to my drill press when I got it. I polished it up, added JBWelded some cool bolt heads a...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:59:18 PDT
Industrial Aluminum Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Aluminum-Table/
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:47:57 PDT
Router Jig for flutes on Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Router-Jig-for-flutes-on-Wood-Lathe/
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:53:55 PDT
How to Make a Lattice http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodturning-Technique-Making-a-Lattice/
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:53:42 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
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
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
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
Mothers-Day handprints with a turned wood frame. http://www.instructables.com/id/Handprints-with-a-turned-wood-frame/
Mothers-Day handprints with a turned wood frame. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/IH13/HGHAP2V0/FXQIH13HGHAP2V0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/IH13/HGHAP2V0/FXQIH13HGHAP2V0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/IH13/HGHAP2V0/FXQIH13HGHAP2V0.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie I'm sure most of you out there have heard of, seen or made the childrens hand-print molds with the pie tin and plaster of paris. My fiance wanted to help her niece and nephew make some hand-prints for their mom for mothers day.  That gave me an idea for the molds. Instead of using a pie tin, I had a...
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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