Nova Galaxi DVR Upgrade

So I went and did it. I sold my General International midi lathe, but of course after close to three months without turning, I could not just sit there and do flat work. My sanity would have been jeopardized. I turned around to what I hope will be my last lathe. The Nova Galaxi DVR.... Continue Reading →

Update on the Lathe Repair

You may remember that a couple of weeks ago, I expressed my disappointment with General International, the power tool company. My problem with my lathe is finally solved, and has turned out well, thanks to a very efficient and knowledgeable technician. After spending about two months waiting for a main board I ordered from China,... Continue Reading →

Make Toys out of Wood: Articulated Giraffe

Here is a simple woodturning project I made for my 4 y.o. niece. It is about 7 inches tall, and painted with nontoxic paint. This is another example of a very basic toy that kids appreciate more than more modern objects with bells and whistles. All comments welcome!   Patrick Savard  

Woodturning: Angel Ornaments

When my girlfriend was pregnant with my son about nine years ago, the clinic announced to us on December 23rd at 16:00 that our baby had trisomy 14, a very rare condition that would either mean that he would die the instant he was born or else that his life expectancy would be a maximum... Continue Reading →

Heirloom Project: A Stool 

I keep thinking of wood projects I can make for my children, so they can give them again to their own children in their turn. And one of the most useful items is a stool. Here is my first attempt at it, for my daughter. It is made out of 100-y.o. birch. Close to 10... Continue Reading →

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