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Project by john2005 posted 12-25-2014 05:39 AM 1154 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spent a little time at the lathe this year. Again. This is about half.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.





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summerfi

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#1 posted 12-25-2014 05:53 AM

Gorgeous work John. Thanks again for the beautiful lilac wood file handle you made me.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#2 posted 12-25-2014 06:07 AM

Welcome Bob, glad you like it. I hope it serves you for many years. Thank you for all the help on saws and sharpening!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#3 posted 12-25-2014 12:13 PM

Wow John! Gorgeous work.

-- ~Tony

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#4 posted 12-25-2014 02:05 PM

Lotsa nice do-dads. Merry Christmas to you and family. Have a safe holiday season.

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

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#5 posted 12-25-2014 02:30 PM

Awesome, I’m in the markey for a mid lathe. I have to get in on this fun. Just trying to figure out what one to buy. Any advice I’m all ears.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-25-2014 06:47 PM

Thanks guys

Ken, I have a Delta midi that I picked up at a pawn shop a few years ago. Its alright. I have another Delta 1460 from the 50 that I prefer, just takes more room. If you can swing a full size one I would advisegoing that way. You will end up wanting one anyway. The littlevent ones are like a gateway drug. Other than that, have fun!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#7 posted 12-26-2014 04:10 AM

It’s all lookin good John. Curious if you use traditional turning tools or carbide?

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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john2005

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#8 posted 12-26-2014 06:23 AM

All traditional Red. I recently got a cheaply carbide for the wife to use, but it doesn’t get much action. She isn’t as interested as I had hoped and I am more comfortable with the old school tools.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#9 posted 12-26-2014 12:31 PM

You have been busy, John! That top looks co while spinning. Hope your family had a great Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 12-26-2014 01:12 PM

Awesome work, John! Where do you usually get your kits from?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#11 posted 12-27-2014 06:12 AM

These were from PSI, but I have used the Woodcraft and peach tree ones before. Their selection just isn’t as good. Next year I’ll probably be hitting up Craft Supplies USA. So far only Psi has the cool top kits but craft seems to have a lot of other things. We’ll see

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#12 posted 12-27-2014 06:46 AM

Thanks John

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#13 posted 12-27-2014 01:57 PM

What great turnings John.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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