I picked up a Harbor Freight lathe a while back. I turned my mallet handle and a paper towel holder when I first got it but this is my first real lathe project. Glued up some scrap wood last night and turned these today. It’s pretty cold here so I just finished them in some paste wax. I’m not thrilled with the finish. Is it too late to put another type of finish on them? I’ve also realized I need to get some decent gouges and a method to sharpen them. The HF gouges are junk. I was using a whetstone to sharpen. It worked but left a lot to be decided.
Tools: wood lathe
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