Almost 3 Weeks into my journey!
Welcome... Listening to your band now... great tunes... good luck with your dreads!
Well... turned my first bead out of 2x4 scrap... not bad for my first one. I just did a 6 second seal since it is scrap. It really isn't hard at all to turn wood. I'm thinking about doing some with inlays as well... oh boy this will be fun! Next I will turn some horn, polymer, clay, and bone and see how that goes... fun fun fun
Indeed... I have mulled over that for quite a while and came to the same conclusion... trying to do something by hand that would take 10 minutes on a lathe takes time out from the detail I could be adding..
I look forward to seeing your new creations! I sew. I use a sewing machine and I finally got a serger. I consider my work hand made even though I use a machine. A lathe is a tool just like a sewing machine. You are still creating by hand. Unless you plan on opening a factory where every piece is identical....I don't thunk you need to worry about it!
Thank you very much! Good to know there is another turner on here. I would love to see some of your creations!
Congrats! Im a woodworker myself. I do turn projects from time to time. I have a 4 foot lathe as well as a mini. My best advice to you is just start playing around and you will catch on quickly. Each chisel serves its purpose, none better than the other. My main advice is safety. Any questions you have feel free to ask. Hope I can help.
Indeed! Dremels are quite useful for cutting down large amounts of material... I actually used to use a dremel for everything including detail work... now I use a dremel paired with a micro motor and hand chisels...
soaring eagle said:
haha i always liked using a dremel myself
Sooooo.... for quite a while now, I have been mulling over whether I wanted to get a mini lathe or not. Mostly it was because I was afraid that the items I made would no longer be considered "hand made"... But after a lot of thought and consideration to my rapidly growing carpel tunnel problem, I decided that not only would items on a lathe still be hand made because of the skill it takes to properly turn something, but it would save my poor hands so that I am not completely unable to carve. I'm really looking forward to making some bone, clay, horn, and wood beads and gauges.
Do any of you have experience turning beads? Do any of you have a certain type of chisel you prefer? I just got my micro chisels in today and am waiting on a chuck... then it is game on. I'm excited to say the least... the photo doesn't even begin to express it...hahaha
Hello all! I have been looking for quite sometime to trade for a tam. I have a large shop(76 listings) full of quality jewelry and dread accessories. https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeatherfishCreations?ref=hdr_shop_menu
The type of tam I have been looking for would ideally include a teal color with a unique pattern of some kind and be a bit slouchy... it is getting cold here...burrr.
If anyone is interested in trading, take a look at my shop and we will talk. I would love to trade equal quality and price for equal quality and price. If you have the tam I like, we can definitely work something out!
I've worn and made every bead known to man and never have I had a problem with mold. I slide my beads daily just a bit to make sure they do not become permanently lodged in my hair... even as my dreads matured, 2 years later, moving them in this way still kept them from getting stuck... it also allowed them to dry underneath.
The only downfall to wood beads is the wear and tare if they are a permanent accessory. Much like wood beads and bangles, the finish can wear off fast or slow depending on the type of finish used by the artisan and the amount of water the wood is exposed too. Even if the finish wears off, however, this will not ruin the bead itself, just the shine.
Great beads there fox
I know how you feel... I moved to Orlando from a little town in Arkansas (Dover - Population 1300) right in the Ozark Mountain region. I don't know what I was thinking... Orlando is hot, expensive, stressful, etc... Sometimes while I sit in traffic and breathe fumes for the hour it takes me to get anywhere, I think to myself "what on earth was I thinking?!". Florida is definitely not what it used to be... I can't wait to get back to my beloved Ozarks.
I love this idea! I'm looking forward to this!
I'm a security guard and haven't had any problems job wise, however I would love for people to be more educated. I do get tired of people thinking I don't wash my hair...lol I also think a series like this would be great because it may pave a way for guys with dreads to be more accepted. I've noticed a very sad pattern... women with dreads are more accepted because they can put their dreads up in up-dos or buns often, where as hairstyles like that are not accepted for men... thus they can't "hide" their dreads like women can. Its not fair and no one should have to "hide".