Author: David D. Hughes

I just love creating things with my hands. It's amazing how little I appreciated learning these skills when I was younger. Today, it is a source of great joy. I whittle, carve, wood burn and more!

Jet Wood Lathe Accessories

Shelf You can make an extra shelf that rests between the legs if you wish to store lathe accessories or add sandbags for some weight. The plywood should be ripped into two equal pieces to be assembled between the legs. Use screws to attach the plywood to the 2×4 supports.  Tool Basket  For installation, mount…

Where to buy wood for turning

There are many places to buy wood for turning, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. This blog post will discuss some of the best places to buy wood for turning to make the best decision for your needs. Remember that the quality and type of wood you get will vary depending on where you…

Laguna Revo 1836 Review

Overview Laguna Revo 1836 is a new version of the Laguna family lathe that features a 2HP motor, variable speed control, and many more features for both bowl and spindle work. The smooth run is due to a fully cast-iron design of the headstock. It has a ground, solid steel bed. The cast-iron tool rest…

Jet 4224b Wood Lathe Review

Overview Jet 4224B is over 900 pounds, although the Powermatic 4224B is bigger and heavier. With newly designed, top-of-its-class features, the 4224B pushes the limits of design, innovation, and durability. It expands the limits of creative possibility and takes your passion to a whole new level.  It has a spindle lock and indexing for drilling…

Jet 1640 lathe review

Overview The JET JWL-1640 is an electronic variable speed woodworking lathe loaded with cutting-edge features that separate it from others in its class. It has a sliding headstock, electronic variable speed ranging from 40 – 3200 RPM, and a newly designed headstock locking handle. The headstock slides for maximum versatility, and the extended spindle nose…

Jet 1440 Lathe Review

Overview Jet 1440 is a versatile wood lathe for crafting and has features that can do the woodturning project with ease. Jet 1440 has a powerful motor with a single horsepower of its size. It comes with installed iron cast legs and variable speeds with an RPM range of 400 to 3,000. That contributes to…

How to use linseed oil on a gunstock

How to apply boiled linseed oil to gunstock When applying Boiled linseed oil to a gunstock, it is best to use the spray version. This type of linseed oil will dry faster because it is thinner. The spray version of boiled linseed oil will also spread uniformly on the surface, meaning you need to apply…

Jet 1015 Review

Overview The JET 1015 is for you to have woodturning constantly under control. It is made from cast iron with an extra 13 cm wide lathe bed, ensuring high stability, minimal vibrations, and much better working support.  The spindle has the standard M33 x 3,5mm thread and has an MK2 internal taper, mounted on massive…