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My lathe journeys. #31: ... More practicing, more bowls.

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 06-15-2015 10:20 PM 1103 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 30: .. "Hey buddy. How do I get to Carnagie Hall?" Part 31 of My lathe journeys. series Part 32: Just a funky little bowl »

Been spending a lot of time on the new lathe. Here’s some of what I’ve been doing.
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Handtooler

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#1 posted 06-15-2015 11:30 PM

Both posts show magnificent work on your part. But, beside an improved machine I’m quite sure fine tools also make a difference. Which set or manufacturer are you using for these fine examples?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 06-15-2015 11:48 PM

Wow Joe , these are beautiful. You are going to have a lot of selling to do or a lot of gifts for someone. Some of these are outstanding. Having fun, that’s what it is all about.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 06-16-2015 05:45 AM

Nice to see what beautiful stuff you already have made on your new lathe. Thanks for sharing

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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Chris

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#4 posted 06-16-2015 06:03 AM

Outstanding pieces! You’ve definitely got the knack for turning. I can envision everyone of those pieces selling without issue if you so chose to do so. Many would be proud to own any one of those pieces. The form, proportions and professionalism are all intertwined within.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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Porchfish

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#5 posted 06-16-2015 12:34 PM

Keep em’ coming Joe ! Nice selection of wood , colors and visual textures ! Nice work !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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terryR

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#6 posted 06-16-2015 12:57 PM

Your bowls look great, Joe!
I especially like the ones with footers…never tried that.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 06-16-2015 01:06 PM

Thanks everybody. The new machine is REALLY helping my advancement in turning. I still have a VERY LOOOONG way to go, but at least I can now turn out something that I’m proud to say “I made this”.

And I still suck at sharpening my steel tools (but I’m practicing to get better) so mostly I’m using the carbide tools that I made. Well, that and a lot of sanding. LOL
If anyone missed it, here’s my version of the home-made carbide handles.

Started out with plain simple aluminum stock…. http://lumberjocks.com/JoeinGa/blog/52914

Then I started making handles for them … http://lumberjocks.com/JoeinGa/blog/54554

And gradually progressing to much nicer handles … http://lumberjocks.com/JoeinGa/blog/57618

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terryR

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#8 posted 06-16-2015 01:09 PM

Joe, sorry if I missed it earlier…where do you get your stock for tools?
I bought a 3/8” round bar and 3 carbide cutters last week from Capt. Eddie.
Guess I could save another $10 by tapping the rod myself?

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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WoodNSawdust

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#9 posted 06-16-2015 01:19 PM

Very nice bowls!

As Chris said you have a knack for turning.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 06-16-2015 01:26 PM

Handtooler and Terry, I had some 5/8” square aluminum stock from some long-forgotten project. Looked on the internet and found that the 2025 – T351 was plenty strong enough to try as tooling. Didn’t take much to shape and it polishes out like chrome. And tapping aluminum is a breeze. It does tend to get beat up a bit where it rides on the toolrest but not so bad that it causes any issues so far.

And I’ve been buying cutters from Capt Eddie also. I got the square first, then a set of round. And a few days ago I ordered a pack of the curved square ones to try. I’m hoping the corners wont dig in so much.

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terryR

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#11 posted 06-16-2015 01:37 PM

Thanks, Joe. Aluminum sounds much easier to tap.

You’ll love the rounded square cutters!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 06-16-2015 01:41 PM

These are all very nice, Joe. You’ve done a really nice job on these.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Mark Wilson

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#13 posted 07-29-2015 08:20 AM

Very excellent progress, Joe. Now, bone up on tri-cornered turnings. I wait patiently to see how you approach this.

-- Mark

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