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My lathe journeys. #41: I really HAVE been turning... here's proof :-)

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 03-18-2016 02:10 PM 1394 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, SO Mark Wilson called me out. He “casually mentioned” in another post that I haven’t posted any of my lathe works since October. Truth be known, I hadn’t realized it had been that long. I was posting so much for a while that I kinda got tired of the effort it took to do these blogs.

Side-note… kudos to you folks that do the daily blogs (lookin’ at you Sheila! ) I dont think I’d have the wherewithal to do that every day. But I do enjoy reading pretty much everything that gets posted here! That said, back to the task at hand.

Here’s a few of what I have been turning. I have given most of them to my daughter who is gonna be my “Sales Agent”. She had signed up for several “Arts-N-Craps Fairs” over where she lives because it’s much bigger towns near her and we figured there would be better traffic. So far two of the fairs she had signed up for have been cancelled because of weather. Luckily it has been the fair promoters who are canceling, so they have refunded our sign-up fees.

And without further adieu, here’s some pix…
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Oak, maple & cedar
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This flat one is about 10” wide and 3” hi. Cedar and pecan
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I was given a smallish (9” X 29”) cedar log and was able to get 4 bowls from it. A couple of them still have the chainsaw marks, which I chose to leave on as an “accent”
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And I also made a couple more of these, which I’ve shown before.
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So see? even though I didn’t spend too much time in the shop during the winter (heating costs skyrocketed last year when I was out there every day ) I did get to spend SOME time out there. Now that the weather is getting better, I know I’ll be spending more time out there, and I hope you guys (and gals ) in the more Northern climes get to also !

Comments welcomed and encouraged. Thanks for looking at my stuff !
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Vicki

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#1 posted 03-18-2016 02:22 PM

You’ve been very busy and they are all beautiful. You sure do get a great finish on them. What are you using?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 03-18-2016 02:38 PM

Nice Joe, Good color combinations. Cedar is fun to turn, and I always take the shavings and put them in one of my wife’s discarded nylon footies and thumb tack the sack to the back of a dresser drawer to smell good & keep the nonexistent moths away. If I turn a bigger piece and end up with a lot of shavings, they go around plants as mulch. Bugs do NOT like cedar and I think deer don’t either. We’ve had problems with the deer eating the green peaches in the early summer. We’ve seen them walking through the yard but seeming to stay away from the planted areas with the aromatic cedar mulch. Hope this works to keep them at bay, and maybe we can get a peach or two to eat ? Goodon’ya Joe. don s.

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

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#3 posted 03-18-2016 05:10 PM

Really nice work Joe, I bet you sell every one of them.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#4 posted 03-18-2016 05:30 PM

I had no doubt Joe you were playing around on the lathe the whole time. I agree, there are times when you are just having fun and don’t think about posting anything. Enjoy your time in the shop and sell a few of these.

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

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#5 posted 03-18-2016 07:08 PM

Looks like a good selection of items you have been working on. Good luck with the sales.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 03-18-2016 07:15 PM

YAY!

-- Mark

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#7 posted 03-18-2016 08:28 PM

Thanks folks for the comments. Yes, even though I haven’t posted anything in awhile, I have been out in the shop some. Not as much as I would have liked, but some none the less.

I usually use rattle-can lacquer on most of my things. It’s cheap enough, and I lay on multiple coats over the course of a few days.

I actually do save all my woodchips and sawdust. I mostly give it to a guy at our church who uses it for bedding for his goats and pigs. I tried it as mulch around some of my plants, but for some reason the ants around here like it and use it as a base to build their ant mounds on.

I separate the cedar and have used some in our closets using a few of the wife’s old knee-high stockings. The rest (currently have three 5-gallon buckets full) I’m kicking around some other ideas for.

Hey Mark, what the hell is “rustic Cambium ” ?? :-)

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lew

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#8 posted 03-19-2016 01:43 AM

I really like those cedar log “bowls”, Joe. The rustic look on the outside definitely adds to the piece.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 03-19-2016 04:33 AM

Nicely done! BUT WE WANT MORE!!!LOL
I’m getting my Shop Smiths ready to do some turnings it’s been years but there’s some cool Locomotives that need a turned what would you call them steam boilers.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#10 posted 03-19-2016 11:10 AM

All gr8 lookin stuff Joe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 03-19-2016 04:10 PM

The only think I do to the outside of the cedar is use my ROS on it. I just work my way around trying to keep all the ridges and groves in the bark. I’m really just trying to clean it up from the old dried crappy-looking bark.

And on a few of them I use a ScotchBrite pad to dull it down just a bit.
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