Making an end fitting for the Callisto Table

When I bought my Hardinge turret Lathe I wanted to use it to make a specific part. It turns out I use it all the time. The part I bought the lathe to make gets used in my Callisto table, Jupiter Bench, Mercury bench, Radian table, and Tangent liquor cabinet. It is a...

Milling Aluminum Brackets for the Helium Dining Table

After I built the Torus Pedestal table I was still intrigued by the possibilities of creating joinery by milling chunks of aluminum. In designing a new dining table I chose to use a similar technique to create the joint where the leg meets the stretcher. My first step...

Polishing Stainless Bolts

If you have ever had the opportunity to see my furniture in person, you may have noticed that all of the exposed stainless steel fasteners have a great luster to them. This is a finish that I have to create on my own. It is done with a metal lathe and, although...

Hardinge Lathe Adventure

One of the tools I use a lot for my work is a metal lathe. For many years I have owned a beautiful behemoth from 1959 made by Cincinnati You can do a lot of work with a big lathe, but it is not as convenient for smaller pieces. I have had my eye on a smaller machine...

Building the Torus Pedestal Table

I have been planning for some time to build a pedestal table to complement my Xenon Pedestal. The design I came up with references my Carbon hall table except that it uses an aluminum joint instead of the cast concrete joint that joins carbon’s legs to its top....