In an attempt to increase the Signal part of the group's
Signal to Noise Ratio - Fun Turnings. I've had a little
UniMat - a micro version of a ShopSmith type of thing,
for years. Rediscovered it and started playing with it
between projects. Fun. Can see why some people get
heavy into pen turning. Very spontaneus this turning
thing. Shapes appear before your very eyes - in minutes
and not hours or days or weeks. Getting my knuckles
close to the spinning three jaw chuck gets a little
scary but no where near as scary as spinning carbide.
Can foresee drawer pulls, turned handles, small turned
columns for jewelry boxes etc.. Anyone use a small lathe
for making furniture accoutrements? Care to share tips,
techniques and turning ideas?
Now I'm going to have to learn to sharpen turning gouges?
Where's that Lee book on sharpening EVERYTHING? Seems
like "All roads lead to the sharpening station.".