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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 04-22-2014 02:25 AM 754 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On a hike a few years ago I found a piece of gnarly root. I picked it up, took it home and cleaned it with the garden hose and a brush. I finally decided to slice it in half and see what I could do.

-- Aaron





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palaswood

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 03:16 AM

Very awesome my man. You got a cool eye for stuff. I wondering how you chucked it up? What lathe did u use?

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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AaronSKuehn

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 03:49 AM

@palaswood: Thank you! For chucking I sliced a small area off, using the tablesaw. That flat spot, which later became the base, I hot glued to a glue block. The glue block was then put in a Nova G3 chuck. When I finished I used a parting tool to cut most of the glue line off, finishing up with a saw. Then I used a sander to smooth the foot. A coat of stain and three coats of satin poly finished it up. My lathe is a Jet 1642.

-- Aaron

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crossfacecraddle

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 03:53 AM

I love this sort of turning. I also find pieces of wood that may sit in my shop for a couple years or more before I decide what it will become. I was going to ask the same, about how you held it.

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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OldWolfsWoodShop

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 04:49 AM

Looks hood, need to sound more tine in the woods, LOL, GOOD JOB

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief... www.oldwolfswoodshop.ca

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Ronald G Campbell

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 09:32 PM

Very well done. This is a very difficult turn.

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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palaswood

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#6 posted 04-22-2014 09:48 PM

Awesome response! Nobody ever answers my questions fullly. I have a glue gun so lets get turnin! My barracuda2 will have to do, and I’m almost embarrased to mention it, but yes, I will be turning it on my Harbor Freight lathe… gotta start somewhere though

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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AaronSKuehn

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 11:58 PM

@palaswood: I never would have thought to try hot glue on my own. I learned the technique from Carl Jacobson on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/haydenHD/videos). I don’t use it often but for things that are “irregular” I’ve had excellent luck with it. With most adhesives the rule is “don’t overdo it.” But in my experience, with hot glue, overdo it :) It “fills” and really holds well.

-- Aaron

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Bob Sandau

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#8 posted 04-23-2014 02:45 PM

Did you notice any Manzanita in the area? Not sure but, that is what the wood looks like..

-- Bob, Napa Ca.

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AaronSKuehn

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#9 posted 04-23-2014 03:49 PM

@Bob: I am terrible at identifying species. But I looked up manzanita and it very well could be. I live near the mountains and desert of Utah and I found this near the Spanish Fork Canyon and the pictures of the living shrub look very familiar. So you are probably correct.

-- Aaron

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