Thursday, April 30, 2009

And the Lathe Turns On

Well, it doesn't turn on for long in this video about the skew, but now that the basics are covered, we'll get to the action next!

On the teaching front, it looks like I only have a couple of more slots for teaching at the shop this year, so anyone interested should get in touch with me to secure a slot. Thanks


Todd Nash said...

Hey Pete,
Thanks for the video. I have been practicing using the skew and man it is a bear. But I am getting better. I seem to always get a catch at the end of rolling a bead. I think that I am not moving the handle end around fast enough.
Thank you again. I am always looking foward to your next posting.

Peter Galbert said...

I know it's a tough learning curve! I am going to move into turning beads after I cover all the planing techniques. I'll give you a hint, practice your V notches. Even though I cut my V notches with the toe of the skew and beads with the heel, the motion at the end of turning a bead is very similar, once you get used to the V notch, the bead is close behind, thanks for commenting,

greg said...

Hi Pete,
That's some good stuff, you're a good teacher. That skew likes to jump and bite, for sure. I find practice helps. The more it jumps and bites, the less it scares me. :)

The tool list for the chair course at the Center for Wood Craftsmanship in August has a Bedan tool listed. I assume this is for the beads on the double baluster. Is this a Nick Cook thing, or do use one as well?

I got one from Packard, but I'm not sure how (or which edge) to grind it. Any ideas on that?


greg said...

Foo. I got that wrong. It's
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship!