Prototype cheese knife handle in hard maple. Soon in cocobolo! #grasshopperww #woodworking #woodturning #workinprogress #makermade #madeinpdx #cheeselover #cheeseknife
Our top 6 Wood Turning Insights
After learning to make things predictably flat and square, we’ve turned (bad pun) to making things round. There are a few things we’ve learned from our turning experiences. We figured they are worth sharing for new turners like us — listed below.
- Ride the bevel
- Stay Sharp
- Build vs. Buy
- Free Wood
It’s surprising how quickly things can go wrong on a lathe. One moment you have a happily spinning bowl. The next, it’s exploded off the lathe, pieces ricocheting off your face shield, bouncing off the ceiling, and scaring the bejeebers out of the dog . While there’s always a reason for which work comes apart, the reasons aren’t always obvious ahead of time — particularly to beginning turners. ALWAYS wear safety gear.
Another turned-box experiment with freehand chased threads
Another turned-box experiment with freehand chased threads. #woodworking #woodturning #grasshopperww #greenwood #makermade #madeinpdx
Some days, ya just want something pretty to play with, that fits in your hand like it was made for it. 😬 calico hickory handle for a D-way skew. Yummy
Some days, ya just want something pretty to play with, that fits in your hand like it was made for it. 😬 calico hickory handle for a D-way skew. Yummy! #grasshopperww #woodturning #woodworking #makermade #homemadetools
Getting skewed up
Getting skewed up! #grasshopperww #woodturning #woodworking #greenwood #madeinpdx #handmade