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Project by DeLayne Peck posted 05-25-2014 06:08 AM 1657 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandfather stood me up to a turning lathe when I was a very young boy. He ignited a lifelong passion for woodworking. This is a Memorial Day tribute to Clyde E. Bull and a gift for my wife, Joyce.

Actually, this is my first bowl, the product of experimentation with a new Barracuda scroll chuck on my trusty old ShopSmith. Made from a rough, 5/4, Claro Walnut cut off . Five inches in diameter, 3 1/2 high. Danish Oil finish.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.





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DaveGlx

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#1 posted 05-25-2014 07:50 AM

Very nice design. Well executed :)

-- Dave -

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#2 posted 05-25-2014 08:45 AM

I really like the shape. Very nice work.

-- Matt at: www.drivenoutside.com/blog

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#3 posted 05-25-2014 10:27 AM

Very nice work. Great memorial. Hope the wife loves it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 11:44 AM

very nice design and turning…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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maplerock

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 12:07 PM

I like it. It has a very pleasing shape. I don’t know anything about turning, but it looks great to me!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Roger

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#6 posted 05-25-2014 12:29 PM

I like it a lot. Could be used for anything. It would look good on any table top.

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

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#7 posted 05-25-2014 01:58 PM

Very very nice ,a real cool turning ,I bet your wife loved it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Holdem

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#8 posted 05-25-2014 03:47 PM

That is a stunning piece! Very nicely done.

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DeLayne Peck

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#9 posted 05-25-2014 04:55 PM

Thank you, Lumber Brethren for the very kind words. Every time I return to some lathe work it’s a sentimental journey. I remember the big hands that used to come over my shoulders. They taught and rescued me. Apprentice a child every opportunity you have.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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Vicki

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#10 posted 05-25-2014 05:33 PM

It’s beautiful. I love it.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#11 posted 05-25-2014 05:49 PM

Nice project but even nicer story about your Grandpa. And you are right we should never be too busy to invest some time into sharing our skills with the next generation of potential artists or craftsmen. ‘nuff said, Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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bheckson

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#12 posted 05-25-2014 11:36 PM

Beautiful bowl! Where did you happen to get your scroll chuck from and are you happy with it? I have been looking for one myself and was looking for some insight!

-- #makedust

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DeLayne Peck

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#13 posted 05-26-2014 12:30 AM

bheckson,
Barracuda scroll chucks are widely available. My CSC2000C came from Penn State Industries. At around $129-$139, mine is regarded as an entry level chuck. After a lot of years with screw drives and face plates, it is a wonderful, huge step in safety and versatility. Scroll chucks are a different and much better way of mounting stock and turning it. I am extremely happy with it and reviews consistently give it high marks. If turning is your primary interest, you might consider a higher-end chuck. Nova is always highly regarded.

Our LBJ turners might be able to help you even more.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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oldnovice

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#14 posted 05-26-2014 01:11 AM

DeLayne that is truly a beautiful piece!
Something to be proud of and be classified as an heirloom to be sure!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Rick

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#15 posted 05-26-2014 05:19 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed DJ! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- The difference between Genius & Stupidity is that Genius has it's Limit!

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