Sunday, October 30, 2011

(Not So) Epic Carpenter

After seeing the Epic Carpenter video (see below), i was inspired to give the 'dangerous' lathe a second try. The man in the video made lathing look so easy.

50/50

should have rolled up sleeves

Took an hour to try to turn the rough maple blank to a cylindrical smooth blank. Every time one side is smoothed out, i realize that the other side is bulkier. After going back and forth smoothing out the lop side, the blank is getting smaller and smaller and smaller.... Reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where a tree was cut down only to be turned down into a single toothpick.

Though it wasn't as easy as the video, it was extremely therapeutic and mesmerizing. Check back in a week to see what it's transformed to.

- Jess