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Woodturning #5: First turning project completed

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Blog entry by DW833 posted 02-23-2015 02:26 AM 1207 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Completed my first project. A simple paper towel holder. Considering that I have no idea what I’m doing with the tools, it turned out well. Not sure on the wood, but I think it could be ash. I started with a blank similar to a bowl blank for the base. Attached it to face plate and used a carbide tipped rougher to get it round and smooth. I thought it could be smoother, but couldn’t get it there. So used sand paper to smooth and shape it a small amount.
For the rod I cut a piece square and roughed and smoothed it with the carbide rougher. Had a few catches and other bad spots on it. Overall it was ok. Will need to work on smoothing the final shape. Looking forward to the class next week at woodcraft.



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#1 posted 02-23-2015 02:30 AM

Well done one on your first project.

Mine was a lowly pen

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 11:14 PM

wood turning is great fun and very relaxing
all it takes is lodes of time on the lath
and plenty of scrap wood
have fun nice first turning
i am turning wood for 20 years
and still learning and having fun
have a look at some of my work
you might get some ideas
branch

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#3 posted 05-10-2015 01:27 PM

great job on your first turning
keep on turning

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#4 posted 05-10-2015 09:23 PM

Congrats! We all had to start somewhere. At least you got your first piece to come out ROUND ! :-)

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