Making A Kendama On The Lathe Challenge Project
Making a kendama on the lathe challenge project is article about For Fun bookmarked by leonard with ID 12837825422 was uploaded on 03-04-2019 and has been viewed 75,260 times.
Wyatt has been asking me to make a kendama for a long time.It's a fun, cup & ball kind of skill game from Japan.I've tried it out on several occasions while in a Japantown store and never had much success getting the ball to land correctly in a cup.
It is truly a toy that requires practice.There are YouTube videos of experts at the kendama that show off amazing tricks.Like a kendama, a lathe requires a lot of practice and experience to build enough skills to really become a great turner.
There is a reason why woodturners are in a category of woodworking all their own: it takes more devotion to a single tool than other woodworking and building tasks.If you are interested in learning more about working on a lathe, two of my favorite woodturners with crazy skills are Frank Howarth and Carl Jacobson.
I love watching their videos and their mastery of the craft.I preface all this because this project was a partial failure.Partial because the kendama didn't really turn out the way it should have.I don't even think an expert would be able to use it.
On the other hand, my real goal this week was...