1. Flu
    May 13, 2016 @ 12:27 pm


  2. Woodman22
    May 13, 2016 @ 5:14 pm

    Even if you lathe be so old what brand is it and do they still make tools I am interested in buying a another lathe and your lathe seems to be a good size. Thanks…


    May 14, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

    Hey Steve, you can make erfect circles with two esay methods. First, you can make a ball turner for the lathe lkie this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwGLL7cMdHk, in the case of your lathe, maybe you can made it with hardwood, and you can attach to the lathe if you remove the rest for the tools.

    The second method is a little trickier, you can buy a old connection rod from an old engine, and you can make 45º cuts on the circle of the connection rod (the bigger circle) with this you can use this half circle to copy in to the wooden sphere


  4. Monty Spellman
    May 17, 2016 @ 11:01 am

    Steve: I think you did a good job. I know from experience wood lathe work can be challenging especially if you do not work it every day. As for a book to read… look into the author named Sir Terry Pratchet he is well known for disc worlds books and other great works. “Guards, Guards” is a good book to start with.


  5. Handyman
    May 20, 2016 @ 8:44 am

    Hi Steve, you did a wonderful job attempting to re-create the Kendama toy. From a side point of view it looks like a fairly easy project, but I know it isn’t. It’s good to challenge yourself as you did. Helps you grow more from there knowing what you’re capable of and what you need to emphasize on.

    By the way, fantastic blog, found it while searching for home improvements. You take on really interesting projects that give me few ideas.


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