Thursday, February 25, 2010
Day 191: A rough night
This one is one of the bigger pieces of Shoestring Acacia and is 14 1/2" across and about 6" deep. The exterior has been roughed and a tenon formed.
I also ran into another turner tonight, quite literally. I went for a bike ride this afternoon and while passing through the next neighborhood over I saw an open garage and thought I spied a lathe in the back corner. I quickly hit the brakes and turned around. As I pulled into his driveway the piles of wood and the lathe in the corner came into focus. I talked with him for about 30 minutes, he does mostly segmented work on a Jet 1642. One cool thing he had was some shims that he could put under the headstock and the tailstock in order to increase the swing on his lathe so he could turn larger than the stock 16" maximum diameter. I invited him to future AWA meetings and over to my shop, I think I'll see him again pretty soon.