This project started out as me turning a lidded box for this colorful Indian spice mix that is supposed to help your digestion. It did help my turning skills, and to help whoever uses it I added a hidden feature to the central spire. Let me tell you, it has… Continue Reading Lidded Box featuring a Hidden Feature! (It’s a Scoop!)
I wanted to clock some lathe practice while making a Christmas ornament. The Balance Tree is the result of that paired with my desire to use different wood species to make things look more interesting as well as adding a hopefully unexpected twist to it. Using springs, even though it is winter! Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
This just had to happen. Minions! Tealights! A Minions-themed tealight holder. I used it as an excuse to practice with my new lathe tools, but there is so much more going on. I hope you enjoy this build because I did, and remember to be Inspired – because you cannot know… Continue Reading Minions and the Bomb – An Explosive Tealight Holder
I do not own a lathe, but after watching many videos on YouTube about beautiful turnings by skilled turners that made everything look easy, I wanted to try my hand at lathework myself. I came across this jig from Wolfcraft that turns a drill into a lathe, and here is… Continue Reading Adventures with the Minilathe 1 – the Roughing Gouge