Category Archive: Lathe

Mar 28 2012

My First Bowl

A few weeks ago, I turned my first bowl. I wanted to make something on my new mini-lathe, so I found a slab of walnut in my wood stash and decided to make a bowl. I did some things right, some things wrong, and learned a lot about turning in the process. …

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Mar 20 2012

First Lathe Project: Toy Tree

My son’s wooden train set came with some lame 2-dimensional trees cut out of flat stock. I thought now that I have a lathe, I could make a much more aesthetic tree. I came up with the idea for the simple project after experimenting with the different tools on some scrap wood. …

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Mar 12 2012

Excelsior Mini-Lathe Walk-Through

I thought I’d post a slide show showing some different views of the Excelsior mini-lathe I recently bought, in case other people are interested in purchasing one. Also I thought I’d share some of the specs from the Rockler page and some I figured out on my own. From the page: Powerful …

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Mar 07 2012

New Tool! Excelsior Mini-Lathe

Last Saturday, after months of talking to a friend about his Excelsior Lathe,  I finally decided to purchased one. Of course the fact that it was on sale at Rockler for $200 with the free bed extension didn’t hurt. Unfortunately they didn’t have any more left in stock when …

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