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Project by Steve posted 04-20-2014 05:34 PM 534 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m learning to use my father’s lathe and this Easter Egg was a fun skill-building project. It’s made from a slice of red cedar and is finished with Hut Crystal Coat. I turned it using a roughing gouge and a skew.

I have a question for the woodturners out there. The only problem I had is the gouge would catch and stop the workpiece, then the drive center would basically drill a hole in the wood instead of grabbing it. Is this a normal thing or am I doing something wrong?

Click here to watch my video of this project.

Thanks everyone and Happy Easter! Steve…

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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Serradura

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 05:38 PM

Turned out to be a Beautiful egg!

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 04-20-2014 06:44 PM

looks great, good job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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peteg

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#3 posted 04-21-2014 12:56 AM

Nice job Steve, if you are getting any catches then you have to go really work on rubbing the bevel.
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 04-21-2014 05:23 AM

eggcellent :)

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Steve

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#5 posted 04-21-2014 01:13 PM

Thanks everyone! I will have to look up info on rubbing the bevel Pete! I’m using my father’s 30 year old turning tools and they are not very sharp, so I think that may be making things a little more difficult too.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 04-21-2014 01:29 PM

You did a fine job on it and the wood is beautiful.

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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peteg

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#7 posted 04-21-2014 07:51 PM

http://www.newwoodworker.com/turning/ridebvl.html
Steve there is a short video that gives the general idea
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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LJackson

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#8 posted 04-21-2014 11:12 PM

Hey, no rubbing the bevel in here, this is a family-friendly forum.

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