Meta Description: Carl made a set of "Golden Ratio Calipers". He likes to use the "Golden Ratio" (1.618…) when turning hollow forms and wide rim plates. It allows him to create things with pleasing proportions found in nature.
I like to use the "Golden Ratio" (1.618…) when
creating hollow forms and wide rim plates. It allows me to create things with pleasing proportions
found in nature.
The golden ratio tells me where the widest diameter of a hollow form should be relative to the
top and bottom. It also tells we how big the bowl in the center of wide rim bowl or plate should be. Continue reading Golden Ratio Calipers→
Over the years I have seen and made a number of different carving stand designs. Here is my
latest design. It is bare bones simple and works good! I really like it. Continue reading Carl’s Carving Stand→
Here is a quick tip. You need a rod to install or remove cones on a Oneway Live center. I like to keep the rod handy by attaching it to the tailstock on my lathe with a piece of nice flexible stranded wire. Continue reading Handy Rod for Oneway Live Center→
Note: This is actually part of an old blog entry that I split out of my January 13th, 2013 “Low Cost Industrial Bench Grinder” blog append while fixing up the photos on my blog.
I mounted my new grinder on a new grinder stand. It’s my 2nd generation stand. My 1st generation stand was good. This one is even better. A friend was over last week and, he really liked the height of my grinder. Center of grinder wheel is 46″ off the floor. Continue reading Carl’s Grinder Stand→