Making a honey dipper

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Blog entry by paulcoyne posted 11-25-2009 02:37 AM 3006 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well i have my first xmas craft fair on sunday and the list of things to do is mounting up, looking forward to it but have a bit of work to do first, i suppose being made unemployed will aid my progresion.

made a batch of honey dippers to sell and at the end of the batch was getting quicker and quicker so decided to record it, i am in no way a production turner and only ever recived one lesson in turning so i do a lot of things arse ways but thats just how i taught myself… cheers goodnight, goodmorning and goodafternoon.

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 02:44 AM

good luck at the fair

-- gagewestern

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 03:12 AM

thanks gagewestern

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 05:04 AM

thanks for the demo. neat project. hope you do well at the show.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 05:12 AM

I’ve never seen any one hold a gouge backward and upside down. Turned out nice though. and fast.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 06:51 AM

Enjoy the fair

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#6 posted 11-28-2009 08:55 PM

I have never tried a honey dipper, probley because I know that the little bear wiil not give up it’s cap.
What kind of finish did you use?

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#7 posted 11-28-2009 10:58 PM

i used a liquid paraffin and bees wax blend basicaly 80% paraffin 20% wax melted together and allow to set.
but before i apply the blend, i heated some liquid parafin and placed the dippers in the ht oil for 2min and then applyied the blend..

liquid paraffin availble at most drug stores :)

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 09:29 PM

Very nice! you do work quickly… I do a lot of “hmmm” in the shop. :~)

-- chip junkie, motorcyclist, skydiver, geek.

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#9 posted 12-10-2009 07:45 AM

That was worth watching! I can’t say that I have ever seen anybody work a gouge that way either. I wish you the best of luck at the show, I know how those things can go.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#10 posted 12-10-2009 11:39 AM

its not quite upside down its on its side using it that way you get a much cleaner cut i will put up a video of my gouge use soon ;)

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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