Tools and work benches always create lots of discussion and bring out opinions. I am re-posting a couple pictures that feature my bodger horse as it has created a few new comments. This horse has been slightly modified over the years but is essentially the same as when it was made 5 or 6 years … Continue reading Looking Back at the Horse
Here's an image of Mick's pole lathe where my bowl and plate were created. It's hard to see all the workings from this view but it's a pretty great set-up. Unlike a modern, continuous motion lathe, the cutting is done on the down-stroke (about 2 1/2 revolutions) and the spring returns the system to the … Continue reading Pole Lathe
Wow. Simply wow. I'm happy whenever I see we haven't lost our craftsmanship.
For this project I moved my little operation into the living room of the house. Creating sawdust and wood chips for the dogs to track around in their boredom is a real bonus. But, on to the show... Making a Bucksaw for carpentry, bushcraft, or just because they're cool. The little bucksaw I built last … Continue reading Bucksaw Again
A great short film about a bowl being turned on a treadle lathe. http:// Info from the Vimeo Page: Shot in a couple of hours on 2 separate afternoons, this is Leo who lives in a yurt with his partner and a variety of animals on the edge of Exmoor in the UK. He is … Continue reading The Wood Turner