My work includes two main bodies. One is large-scale, often human scale, and includes turned and carved items. A second body consists of shapes not traditionally recognized as wood objects.
Most of my work originates on the lathe and is later altered by carving, burning and dyeing, Attitude and whimsy also play a big part in my shaping process. I get a big kick out of objects that can be used once.
Here are the major tools and techniques I use in my work.
Lathes: 1910 New Haven ship lathe, kinda modernized, 52 inch swing
1955 Oliver from Pratt and Whitney, Chicago area plant #25
Very early Oliver from GM tech center (don't know its age or model, and don't really
care; it works just fine)
1960's model Powermatic, the best generic lathe ever built -- my go-to guy
Carving tools: Chain saw
Foredom various burrs
NSK High speed carvers
Razertip burners and tips (thanks Cam)
Anything that will work
Sanding stuff out the wazoo: This list would be endless and all inclusive.
A good place to start is www.the sanding glove.com Bruce will steer ya in the right direction
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