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My FIRST Turning Project. I'm HOOKED!

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Project by AngieO posted 07-07-2014 11:34 PM 1235 views 2 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today was great. My daughter and I had the pleasure of going up to Holton, Indiana and joining the Southeaster Indiana WoodTurning club. We followed another guy up. He kinda got the days mixed up and today wasn’t a regular club meeting. BUT… the shop was open and we got to take a stab at turning. Do I really need to say that we are both hooked?

We both had nice chunks of walnut. I didn’t get many pics of hers. But you can see the smaller bowl in the pics. That one is the one she made.

I took this pic just after I got started.

This is after the first coat of shellac.

And of course… here are the pics after they final finish was put on and they were drying.

Didn’t my daughter do an amazing job on her bowl as well? She also made two pens.

Thanks Tom and Jerry for teaching us. What a fun bunch of guys. I can’t wait to go back.





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Gary

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 11:37 PM

Beautiful work, Angie. Guess you’ll be turning for a while now…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 11:45 PM

Wow! Awesome job on those bowls, they are really nice looking! Love the wood grain and the shape of them. First time, I’m impressed!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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revieck

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#3 posted 07-07-2014 11:50 PM

Good looking bowls girls! A lathe for the shop is next!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 07-08-2014 12:10 AM

Very nice. Can’t believe those are really ‘first attempts’.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-08-2014 12:11 AM

WOW You both did an amazing job right out of the chute!! It is nice to see you are hooked! It is so creative and so relaxing working on the lathe.. Thanks for posting, Angie.

Now you’ll want to get a right angle drill at Harbor Freight and put a sanding disc on it for finishing off the bottom and some times the interior of the bowls!!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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boxcarmarty

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#6 posted 07-08-2014 12:16 AM

You’ll be tagged a turner for the rest of your life now…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Aaron Chapman

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#7 posted 07-08-2014 12:19 AM

Very nice work Angie!!! You and your daughter both now your gonna have to get a lathe of your own if you don’t already have one. :)

-- Aaron bellefontaine,ohio http://www.etsy.com/people/ajayswoodworking

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AngieO

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#8 posted 07-08-2014 12:25 AM

I definitely would like to get a lather for myself. And of course… my daughter thinks I should get one too. When we got there she said… “I’ll just wait in the truck and play with my phone”. She went inside and it took no time at all for her to get set up and making her first pen.

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SafferinOz

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#9 posted 07-08-2014 12:51 AM

It’s all down hill from now, once the turning bug bites all timber is seen in bowl shapes.
Awesome bowls and welcome to the vortex.

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 07-08-2014 12:52 AM

You both did a very good job for first timers. It is so relaxing and easy to be creative while turning. I hope to see more lathe work in the future. It’s the hobby of woodworking.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 07-08-2014 01:05 AM

Excellent job. Even better if you involve your daughter.

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

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tomd

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#12 posted 07-08-2014 02:53 AM

Great looking bowls, throw all caution aside you are being sucker into the vortex.

-- Tom D

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Eric in central Florida

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#13 posted 07-08-2014 03:14 AM

Mighty nice job for your first try.
Both came out great !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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hjt

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#14 posted 07-08-2014 03:45 AM

Very good, Angie. You are such a great wood worker.

-- Harold

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fredj

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#15 posted 07-08-2014 09:43 AM

Very good work !

-- Fredj

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