I’m putting this here as it’s not technically turning, but it does involve a lathe.
I was given an old lathe that was too far beyond saving, so used the bedways as the main section of the table frame. Made the other parts from unistrut. Kept all of the patina on the steelwork and sealed it with lacquer, and made the top up from reclaimed floorboards.
I was trying to sell it till the wife said, ooooh I think that should go in the lounge.
I love working with steel, and combining it with woodwork is just the cherry on the cake for me.
I’m never sure about the industrial look. I like it mainly, but I don’t think I would like it in the house. I’m a big Rico fan, so see the possibilities in most stuff others fling away. Just can’t make my mind up sometimes though.
Horses for courses as my auld granny would have said
Some end caps would be brilliant, thanks. How much do you want for them? And thanks for the page like on faceache too 😉
I know what yoy mean, it has to be in the right place for sure. I too am a massive fan of Rico, was watching Le Salvager last night. II’m going to build as much as I can for the lounge, as the wife has let me off the lead. Picture frame next.