Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jtspartan, Mar 4, 2019.
Very nice ! Is the blue and white Canucks or Leafs colors ?
Didn’t plan them that way, but if I did the chances of me doing one in Maple Leafs colours is equivalent to the square root of zero...
Absolutely stunning. I don't think I could pick between the two.
Thank you very much. I admire your work so the complement means all the more.
This was a store bought blank.
Nice work Jason
I'm not good at math but I'm guessing those chances are better than me winning the lottery.
the lathe is keeping my son occupied while his school is in lock down....
he is catching up on his handles
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You can PM me if you want a penny for your thoughts.
try it now...
Now it's working.
I like the finished handle on the left. The knot hole looks a little bit shallow but it might just be optical illusion. I've made a few handles and still have to do the math several times to figure proper depth.
He checks them with calipers before he puts on a finish, but since each is hand turned, they are all unique.
At this point, he is well over 500 brushes.
It must just be an optical illusion then.
Good weather, skiing has been covid-cancelled, so I am grabbing opportunities to drag the lathe into the driveway and turn shave gear. This time it was a few covers for my Old Spice mugs and shave bowls.
I stacked up some pieces of century old fir beams and joists from my demolished porch a decade ago. I finally cut some blanks out of finer grained pieces and turned my first disc-shaped objects. My cut off chisel got a workout. Pictured below are five of them.
I tried to save some of the character of the old rough sawn timber. The outsides were black and splintery with age and weather. There were plenty of cracks, old nail holes, soft spots and pitch pockets to either avoid or incorporate. Finished with beeswax and walnut oil. Instant antiques!
Very cool. The wood looks great. And I like the accent rings. Do the have a step down on the underside to fit in the cup?
The step downs were the most annoying part. I wanted good fits. The mugs are not perfectly round and the shorter (newest production mugs) have tapers. Plus the step down was inaccessible during turning, so I couldn’t fit the mugs over the work in progress.
I could only check the step down dimensions using outside calipers. My first step down was oversize, but that lid I put to use on my stainless soap sample cup.
I went for variety in the side profiles, too, some to match my idea of what would accent the mug, and some just for the heck of it.
If you make more I wonder if you could do the step down first then flip it over and do the top. Or do you not have the right Chuck for it?
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