I’ve been using the glowforge to cut out some master templates for other woodworking projects. I’m doing this one as a guide for carving out a snowman on the Wood lathe.
Lathes are cool. Would love to see one of the finished, turned snowmen!
I have seen similar tools/templates created with the , but I think this is the first I have seen for a lathe!
Can’t wait to see it! That is such a neat idea.
OK people, talk me down from the ledge…I don’t even have room for a lathe, much less know how to use one.
It’s true! the laser is sovereign for cutting or marking guides or templates! Great idea.
Lathes throw sawdust everywhere not only do you need room for it, but you need room to build a room to contain the detritus.
A few stepper motors and some software, you could cut out (pun) the middleman and go from CAD direct to the Lathe…
Although a good shopvac and collection system would lessen that problem.
First off there’s nothing better than being covered with sawdust from head to toe… hahah. And I have a good dust collection system and clean up after every project.
That’s an impressive shop, there. I have a lot of admiration for people who have cool tools and take such good care of them.
I lack the ‘clean’ gene; for me, a shop as tidy as yours exists only in my dreams.
Or for as long as it takes to go from initial setup to first project. I’m same way.