Here's an insider look at Johnny's studio and how he creates his pieces.
Overhead view of 1800 square feet building with three 2436 Oneway lathes, a layout table and a captive boring bar with attached rotary cutter. Note the large 3 forked work piece in the foreground. It has an approximately 80" swing diameter and at least 80 lbs. of counter weight on a 3+ ft. radius.
Work piece is a work-in-process view showing "between centers" setup, illustrating "grinder on a stick" with captive boring bar and no "ways".
Floor-level view of the 2 point boring bar support performing inside diameter boring. Boring to depths of 4 ft. is commonplace.
Floor-level view of "between centers" orientation.
Close up of "grinder on a stick" equipped with a custom made cutter designed to reduce catches. Safety First!