Machinists have a little exercise that was purportedly once used to evaluate an apprentice's competence. It was something like a belt test in Karate, except you'd use a lathe. The apprentice would be shown the object pictured up top (appropriately called a Turner's Cube), was given no instructions, and asked to crank one out on their own.
Lathe Attachment for Multi Speed Drill Press ( Fox D4088 ) allows wooden workpieces to be turned on a drill press in the same manner as a wood lathe, only vertically rather than horizontally. Items like small pickets, legs, spindles, candle holders, salt and pepper shakers, handles, dowels, and pins can be made. http://www.amazon.com/D4088-Lathe-Attachment-Drill-Press/dp/B005W16YJS
Uluru Waterfalls, Australia - Heavy rains which flooded parts of Australia's vast desert centre have brought rare waterfalls spilling from the iconic monolith Uluru,or Ayers Rocks. The deluge, which swept across much of the continent's eastafter a tropica