For Christmas, I made some wooden animals using a wood-turning lathe. Great fun. Here’s how.
I used some well seasoned fruit wood (damson) sawn into lathe blanks.
Here is the blank mounted on the lathe ready for turning.
The operator at the lathe.
Finished shapes on a spindle ready for the next stage.
Shaping the mouse ears on a belt sander.
Cutting mouse ears.
Cutting animal bodies from the spindle.
Carving dog’s face.
Shaping mouse’s tail with a spokeshave.
Shaping cat’s ear.
Attaching cat’s leg.
Carving mouse’s face.