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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 07-16-2014 03:25 PM 837 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I realize I haven’t posted in quite some time. Life does get in the way of having fun. I have been very busy in my shop, but it seems like there is not enough time to take pictures and post them. July 4th I was doing yard wok, and finally got tired of mowing around a dead Pinon stump so I dug it up. Ah, the creative juices began to flow so I went back to my shop, ignored the project I had been working on (also ignoring the deadline!) and began to trim branches with my recip saw. I then chucked it on the lathe and voila, this is what came out. I finished it with 4 coats of Antique Oil Finish—No stain. This is one of my favorite pieces ever! Obviously I normally focus on boxes, but I could easily develop a new passion.

Hope you enjoy

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#1 posted 07-16-2014 03:29 PM

Very cool, Kent. Great to see a post from you!

Be careful with that lathe…. it’s easy to get addicted.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 03:40 PM


How big is it… at first, I thought it might be a Cane Handle… :)
... hard to tell…

Sure looks good… NICE JOB!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 03:54 PM

Joe, it is about 10 1/2” tall and about 4” at the widest point.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 04:57 PM

So good to hear from you after such a long time Kent. I miss your great projects and blogs. Very nice turning. I started out turning, but I got dizzy and had to make some square and rectangular things to recover. It is fun though, so keep at it and have a great time!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-16-2014 08:53 PM

Good to see you back … Only ever turned one thing and sold the lathe… but you inspire me… I may take up turning when I retire…LOL…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 07-16-2014 09:06 PM

that is a very nice. I love projects that intersect machined and found wood.

-- I do this for fun.

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#7 posted 07-17-2014 12:39 AM


Great to hear from you again, missed your fancy jigs ETC… You inspired a lot of us to step it up a notch or two. Hope to see more.

(I fail to put my projects on, but none are as nice or interesting as yours)

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#8 posted 07-17-2014 05:14 AM

When those juice flow they cannot/should not be stopped and I am glad you didn’t!

It is beautiful!

It could easily pass as an Olympic Flame (my first impression)!

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

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