Very clean work! Tasteful and not overdone. The design is really beautiful!Bluetickhound 09-25-2016, 08:27 PM
Please don't discourage engravers from making their own tools.
For some engravers it is an important and enthusiastic phase in their learning curve.
For others it is their only...
That really turned out very nice Burt, and I like how you incorporated the oak leaves into the scroll patterns, looks really good 👍🏻
good luck with the next project.
Is it short and stout ? I have lots of homemade tools, jigs and brackets. I'm only just now thinking I need a more sturdy turntable stand and I'm going to make that one too. Some of these people have...speeedy6 09-25-2016, 07:50 PM
I say go for, I use a bowling ball with a drill press vice mounted on the top. The bowling ball was cut in half and sits on a 4" PVC pipe floor flange. It cost me $5 for the bowling ball and I had...dogcatcher 09-25-2016, 06:49 PM
BUT, some beginners without the funds to commit to a LeTourneau, have benefitted from the idea of making their own, and with varying degrees of success.
Each person is on their own journey, and...
......... And if you build a great one you have something to be proud of. Don't let people discourage you . JJ Roberts has a great vise made from a duck pin bowling ball.Memorymaker 09-25-2016, 05:43 PM