Project 10: Experts in videos

March 10, 2011

Because this blog is mostly a solo activity, and because taking photos while holding a sharp tool to a rapidly spinning piece of wood feels dangerous to me, I thought I’d take a moment to show you some videos of wood lathe experts that inspired me.

Baby rattle:

Baby rattle part 2:


Final candlestick update tomorrow!


  1. Fun videos. C wants to know how fast the lathe turns?

    • Dear C,

      The lathe has six speeds. I took a photo of the speed chart for you tonight. Ask your mom or dad to explain what Rotations Per Minute (RPM) means.

      I turn my projects at 1240 RPM. The people in the videos are probably using a faster speed. They’re all pretty fast, though!

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