Shop Talk

Overhead Drives Part 1

The better things in life always seem to have a story. A well-appointed house has walls that bear the stories of a lifetime. Gifts from friends and stories of vacations begin to replace what were once simply colorful decorations, and as the stories of a lifetime evolve, they are recorded on the walls.

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Vise

The better things in life always seem to have a story. A well-appointed house has walls that bear the stories of a lifetime. Gifts from friends and stories of vacations begin to replace what were once simply colorful decorations, and as the stories of a lifetime evolve, they are recorded on the walls.

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More Than Just a Sign

The better things in life always seem to have a story. A well-appointed house has walls that bear the stories of a lifetime. Gifts from friends and stories of vacations begin to replace what were once simply colorful decorations, and as the stories of a lifetime evolve, they are recorded on the walls.

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Holtzapffel No. 2195 Oval Chuck Modification

Over the years, parts of old machines get lost or broken and are often replaced. Holtzapffel lathes are no exception. Also, through the years some lathes were scrapped, but their parts were saved and used for other lathes.

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Repairing the Belt Splicer

One of our first ornamental turning projects was making a series of pill bottles. They would be 2 ½ to 3 inches tall and 1 ¾” to 2” in diameter with threaded lids. Boxed in sets of 7, they would have different designs and be made from different woods.

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