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Spindle Turnings


As you can see, I'm not particular about what wood to use! Included is mahogany, maple, oak, walnut and laminated combinations of woods.

This mallet was turned from scrap spigots (tenons), left over from chuck-based turnings. In the past I threw them away. Now I glue them together.

Here's something you don't see every day, a Darning Egg, used for mending sox and other types of clothing.
   The egg portion is approximately 2 3/4" in diameter and 3 1/2"-long.

The legs of this "Bulldog" stool are turned from blanks made by laminating pieces of common 2X4.

This "walking stick" is a good example of turning shop scraps into something unusual just for the practice.

This is the kind of excess woodturning inspires in people. A simple Kitty Condo project went nuts because of a new lathe in the shop. There are18 columns, a total of 158 beads and 19 balls in addition to the split turnings and main pedestal column.

Find someone with a new lathe and new mallets and little baseball bats are sure to be close at hand.
Actually, the mallets are very handy in the shop. I have three that I made and use almost daily.
 

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