Friday, September 2, 2011

Some news

I haven´t been active here for a while but I have made some progress and now I can say that the lathe is finished.
 Here is a table made for the lathe and a some dust and woodchips:
 I mounted new (used one, but new for me) stronger motor. It is about 1.5 HP 3phase motor, so it needed rewireing and new stronger switch. Also it is slower, so I can use other gearing pulleys too.

 The switch box consists of old main switch and a plactic box. I also added an extra cable for lights, so I do not have to plug in too many cords. It is more convenient because the power comes from other room with an extension cord. Plastic bag is there to avoid dust entering the switch.
 I have turned some plates too, but I do not have the pictures yet.

Also I have started another project, a bandsaw similar to Matthias Wandel´s on
I haven´t made  a decision on the frame material- metal or wood. But about that on another time and another place.

Friday, August 5, 2011

New turning pojects

First bowl is done like others: turned, sanded, finished. But that way it has quite rough surface because oiling makes the wood wet and wood fibers rise and make not very good surface and a lot of sanding is needed. All of that has to be made by hand.

The second one is finished on lathe. Like that you can sand between coats of finish and that way the surface is smooth and more comfortable to touch.

And the third one is made by my brother.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More bowls

I made two bowl for gift. Made from pine and finished with cooking oil to be on a safe side:)


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A wooden hammer

Several days have passed doing nothing on the lathe.But I have made a frame for the table where the lathe should rest. Today I finally made something: A wooden hammer. Handle is turned out of wet birch and head is turned from aspen.

Monday, May 30, 2011


Putting it back together took less than an hour. Now the lathe is finished and first sanding try is done.
Measured up largest stock too: 125cm(50in) in length and 50cm (19 in) in diameter.
 All fasteners needed


Sunday, May 29, 2011


Today I got grinding done, sandpaper clued and painting done too. I took it apart to make painting easier. then washed oil and dust away and hanged all the parts to the ceiling. And painting could began. Painting job was done with air compressor and paint gun. It looks fine gray now.